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kathā-vatthu

, n. [cf. BHSD s.v. kathāvastu], 1. a
story, tale; 2. a topic of a talk or speech; used of different
types of edifying speeches, of which the texts refer to a set
of ten principal ones
(mahākathāvatthu, Mp I 372,35):
appicchakathā, santuṭṭhikathā, pavivekakathā, a-
saṁsaggakathā, viriyârambhakathā, sīlakathā, sa-
mādhikathā, paññākathā, vimuttikathā, vimuttiñā-
ṇadassanakathā; cf., e.g., M I 145,20 foll.; 3. a point of
discussion or controversy;
— 1. tīṇi ~ūni: atītaṁ vā
addhānaṁ ārabbha kathaṁ katheyya +, D III 220,9
foll.; ~ūni, A I 197,11 (= kathākāraṇāni, kathāya bhū-
miyo patiṭṭhāyo, Mp II 308,8) qu. Kv 513,24; idaṁ
~uṁ anupubbena rājantepuraṁ pāvisi, M II 107,21
≠ 127,13 ≠ 132,14; — 2. yaṁ visuddhisu saṅkhittaṁ,
taṁ ~usu vitthiṇṇaṁ, Ps II 158,2 foll.; akkhāyati ka-
thiyati paññāpiyatī ti akkheyyaṁ, ~u, It-a II 31,29;
— (ten types) dasa-y-imāni bhikkhave ~ūni, A V
129,16 foll.; Nidd I 472,28; evam ass' ime pañca guṇā
paripūrā dasa ~ūni paripūressanti, Ps I 97,24 (cf. M
III 113,28 foll.); yo pana dasannaṁ ~ūnaṁ alābhī pa-
raṁ tehi ovadati, II 138,4 foll.; 147,15 foll.; dasa ~ūni
āharitvā, 336,3; dasa ~ūni avijahitvā, Mp I 134,6;
mama dasa ~ūni (v.l °vatthu) lābhi taṁ satthā jānā-
ti, ahaṁ dhammaṁ desento dasa ~ūni amuñcitvā
'va desemi, 203,15,16 = Th-a I 39,18; terasahi dhutaṅ-
gehi dasahi ~ūhi anusāsanti, Mp IV 19,19; Dhp-a II
24,14 = IV 30,13; Th-a I 39,15 foll.; — ifc. dasa-° (Ps II
148,3; IV 164,19,23; Mp III 301,5; ~-guṇa-samannāga-
ta, Vism 19,18; Ud-a 225,32 [so read; Ee dasa k°]; It-a
II 129,27; ~-dhamma, It-a II 90,26 [so read; Ee three
words
]; ~-nissita, Vism 127,25 [so read; Ee dasa k°];
~-bheda, Pj II 375,1; ~-saṅkhāta, Ud-a 106,24); ma-
hā-° (Mp I 203,13); — 3. iti ha Bhagavā Dīghatapas-
siṁ nigaṇṭhaṁ imasmiṁ ~usmiṁ yāvatatiyakaṁ
patiṭṭhāpesi, M I 372,35 (tattha ~usmin ti ettha kathā
yeva ~u kathāyaṁ patiṭṭhapesī ti attho, Ps III 53,6);
samanassa Gotamassa imasmiṁ ~usmiṁ vādaṁ ā-
ropessāmi, 374,24 foll.