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agga

, [sa. agra and agrya], 1. mfn., first, fore-
most; — eminent, chief, most excellent; highest, best
(cf. adutiya +); Abh 1162 (giving the signification
'excellence or greatness' of prp.
pa-); 696, 715, 843 (cf.
Ps I 136,26 = Sp I 173,5 (Sp-ṭ)); Vin I 24,14 (~o
pamukho pāmokkho); Pp 70,2 (~o seṭṭho pāmokkho
uttamo); DN II 15,10 (~o ahaṁ asmi lokassa, +
jeṭṭho, seṭṭho) = MN III 123,21, cf. Ja I 53,18;
Mil 216,22; — SN III 264,10 (~o seṭṭho [pā]-
mokkho uttamo pavaro) = AN III 219,16 =
V 182,5 = Vin I 278,28; MN I 383,15 (~aṁ +
seṭṭhaṁ, uttamaṁ, paṇītaṁ); — SN IV 315,12
(khettaṁ ~aṁ, + majjhimaṁ, hīnaṁ); It 98,12*
(~amhi khettamhi); AN V 63,3 (opp. hīna); AN II
35,3* (~aṁ dhammaṁ) = It 88,19* (cf. Sn 696:
dhamma-maggaṁ, by Pj alternatively taken = dham-
maṁ aggaṁ); Mil 162,27 (~o niyamo); Ps I 99,20
(desanā ~ā ca garukā ca) ; Vin III 90,20 (Sp:
'ayaṁ aggo mahācoro' ti = ayaṁ imesaṁ mahā-
corānaṁ jeṭṭhacoro). — 2. n., (a) the first portion,
forepart, beginning
, Abh 843 (ādi-koṭṭhāsa-koṭīsu);
also first-fruits (cf. °-dāna); Pj II 270,6 (pañca ~āni);
— (b) point, tip, top (of a tree), summit (of a mountain),
Abh 542 (siro ~aṁ sikharo); MN III 94,1 (opp. inula);
Pj I 192,6 (phussitāni ~āni); — (c) the most excellent
or principal thing or person
, AN III 202,7; AN II
17,14, 25, (Buddho); often in the phrase: ~aṁ akkhā-
yati (q. v.); — Ja V 377,19* (= a precious gift, if
not an error for
agghaṁ (Tr.)); — 4 aggāni: AN II
79,1 (Mp; Ed. by error aṅgāni); — (d) the highest state
(of holiness), ~āya parenti, AN V 2,19 (= arahatta,
Mp) = 312,13; It 82,2 (~e pasannā); — loc. agge
(adv.), instr. aggena (adv.), and abl. aggato (adv.), see
separately; cf.
agga° in agga-dvāra, aggaṅguli, etc.
Ifc. ['gga] see: akkh'-a°, agg'-a°, agga-m-a°,
aṅgul'-a°, adh'-a°, an-a°, anamata°, anīka°,
anna°, ambila°, ayo°, aruṇa°, āyata°, āra°,
uccha°, ud-a°, uddha°, eka°, etad-a°, ettāvat-a°,
kaṭuka°, kanaka°, kaṇaya°, kara°, kalāpa°,
kalīra°, kāma°, kuñcita°, kunta°, kumbha°
(kumbhi-a°), kula°, kusa°, kūpa°, kesa°, koṭṭha°,
khala°, khalabhaṇḍa°, khura°, khetta°, gandhab-
ba-sura°, garuḷa°, gira°, chadana°-, chinna°,
jalaja°, jina°, jivha°, tikkha°, tikhiṇa°, tiṇa°,
tittaka° (tittika°), tūlika°, toraṇa° dāya°, dāy-
ana° (or lāyana°), duma°, dhaja°, dhana°,
nakha°, nata°, nara°, (nāna°-rasa), nāsika°,
pañca°, pañña°, pabbata°, pariveṇa°, pāta°,
pāda°, puthuka°, phala°, phussiṭa°, bala°,
bhatta°, bhava°, bhikkha°, maṇḍala°, mad-
da(na)°, madhura°, yasa°, (raja°?), rasa°, rāsa°,
rukkha°, rūpa°, lābha°, lāyana° (or dāyana°),
loka°, loma°, va° (vy-a°), vajira°, vāla°, vippa-
sūna
°, vimutt'-a° vihāra°, veṇi-y-a°, veṭṭa°,
vedana°, veḷa°, vellita°, sañña°, satthavāha°,
sam-a°, samādh'-a°, sambodhi-y-a°, sayana°,
sāvaka°, sīla°, sukha°, (suta°-rūpa), sūna°,
sūla°, seyya°, harita°.