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kāraṇ’-attha,

mfn., 1. having a cause, motive, i.e. self­ish; 2. exeg.: having the meaning of kāraṇa, (i) ex­plain­ing syn.; (ii) particles; (iii) gramm. cases;1. bhajanti se­van­ti ca ~ā, nikkāraṇā dullabhā ajja mittā, Sn 75 (kāraṇaṁ attho etesaṁ, Pj II 130,17 = Nidd-a II 150,10), cf. Sn-trsl. (Nor­man) qu. Ap 13,1 (Ap-a 202,23); atthatthaṁ ~aṁ na tulayanti na pari­gaṇhanti, Ps II 106,30 (ad atthaṁ na upaparikkhanti, M I 133,26); — 2.(i) ~e ca aṅgasaddo, Pj II 395,23 = Spk I 272,10; Mp-ṭ III 92,1; ~e ti nimitt’-atthe, Sv-pṭ III 344,19; Sadd 732,3; — (ii) itîti ~e nipāto, Ja VI 447,19’; itikāro ~o, Ps I 55,15; itisaddo ~o, Paṭis-a 237,12; Nidd-a I 302,30; tagghâti ~e, Sp 1348,8; tena hîti ~e nipāto, Ps II 276,32 = 329,11; Paṭis-a 608,32; yathā tan ti ~e nipāto, Ps II 15,1; yan ti ~e paccattaṁ, Sv 659,3; Mp-ṭ III 1,8; handa hîti ~e nipāto, Kv-a 41,30; hikāro ~o va, Ja IV 99,32’; Bv 25,8; Nidd-a I 153,28; — (iii) ~e ca (Kacc 298) ~e ca pañcamī vibhatti hoti, Kacc-v = Sadd 721,12; ~e hetukiṁ­yatehi paṭhamā, 731,17–18; ~e vattamānā kiṁ­sad­dato kvaci chaṭṭhī vibhatti hoti, 731,27; 732,3; 732,14; — °‑gāthā-vaṇṇanā, f., title of Pj II 129,18–131,5 ct. on Sn 75; ~ā, Pj II 131,5, cf. kāraṇattha 1., q.v.;°‑vinicchaya, m., judgment about the cause (or: torment?); atthavinic­cha­yaññûti ~e kusalo, Mp III 254,24 (ad A III 62,8*).