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kathā-pābhata

, n. [pābhata < sa. prābhṛta (< prā +
bhṛta; cf. Pāṇ VI 3 122); Amg. pāhuḍa], problematic
term; either a remuneration for a talk
(Sv and other ct.s
so; cf. exeg. infra
); or a cause or occasion for a talk (Sv-pṭ
so; cf. exeg. infra); perhaps "a present in the form of a
story or news"
(karmadh.); H. SMITH: "real news;"
exeg.: kathāya mūlaṁ, mūlam pi pābhatan ti vucca-
ti, Sv 908,22 (ad D III 118,15; kathāya mūlan ti bha-
gavato santikā laddhabbadhammakathāya kāra-
ṇaṁ, Sv-pṭ III 112,3), referring to and quoting Ja I
122,21-22: appakena medhavī pābhatena, etc., in sup-
port of the interpretation; the ct.
122,24' ad loc. inter-
prets pābhatena = bhaṇḍamūlena ("capital"); — atthi
kho idaṁ, āvuso Cunda, ~aṁ Bhagavantaṁ dassa-
nāya, D III 118,15 = M II 244,20 (= kathāmūlaṁ, Ps
IV 36,20 ) = S V 162,3 (= kathāmūlaṁ, Spk III 221,31)
≠ M III 208,7 ≠ A IV 439,1 (Ee punctuates: ~aṁ, Bha-
gavantaṁ dassanāya; = kathāmūlaṁ, Mp IV 204,15;
= kathāya mūlaṁ, Mp-ṭ III 304,3,7); Anāthapiṇḍiko
atthi no idaṁ -an ti Jetavanaṁ gantvā, Ja I 252,4; at-
thi dāni me idaṁ -an ti satthu santikaṁ gantvā ...
sabbaṁ ... ārocesi, 364,34 = 378,12; so taṁ divasaṁ
tena ~ena gantukāmo, Sv 908,32; atthi no etaṁ ~aṁ.
mayaṁ etaṁ satthu ārocessāma. atha no satthā ma-
dhuradhammadesanaṁ desissati, Spk III 169,18; at-
thi nu kho etaṁ ~aṁ. yan nūna mayaṁ imaṁ ...
Bhagavato āroceyyāma. app' eva nāma taṁ nissāya
saṇhasukhumaṁ dhammadesanaṁ labheyyāma,
Ud-a 340,35; Cundattherena hi ānītaṁ ~aṁ bhagavā
sampaṭicchanto evan ti āha, Sv-pṭ III 112,18; so lad-
dham dāni me -an ti nagaraṁ gantvā, Pj II 356,10.[[side 136]]