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agga-ñña

, mfn., primitive, primeval, from former
times
(prob. a collateral form of *agga-ññu > aggañño
[in formulas like porāṇo ~o] = 'knowing the first' (the
beginning itself
), orig. about persons, later also about
impersonal things. For the interpretation of
°-ñña,
with a pass, sense, cf. rattaññu, rattañña) [but cf. sa.
agraṇī, acc. agranyam, HS], Abh 695 (paraṁ ~aṁ
uttaraṁ, 'chief, principal'); n. sg. ~aṁ paññāpeti,
'the beginning of things', DN III 4,12 (Sv); ~aṁ pajā-
nāmi, DN III 30,23; ācariyakam ~am, DN III 28,15
foll.; porāṇam~aṁ akkharaṁ (q. v.) DN III 86,25;
porāne ~e arivavaṁse (q. v.) ṭhito, DN III 225,1 =
AN II 27,27; " Nidd II 107,13' (Ct.); + rattañña,
vaṁsaññā, porāṇa, etc., AN II 27,15 (Mp); IV 246,1.