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apa-kassati

, pr. 3 sg. [sa. apa + √kṛṣ; cf. apa-
kaḍḍhati], 1. (trans.), to draw away, put away, remove;
imper. 2 pl.
~atha (kasambuṁ), Sn 281 (v. l. Baim Pj
avakassatha) = AN IV 172,7*, quoted Ps II 119,27*
apa-kassatiabs. apa-kassa (modestly drawing back, keeping aloof,
kāyaṁ, cittaṁ), SN II 197,29; 198,1 (= kāyañ ca
cittañ ca apakassitvā apanetvā ti attho, Spk), quoted
Mil 389,10; cf. Turk. Rem. 42,12 (avakṛṣya). — 2.
(intrans.), to retreat, retire, secede (also written apa-
kāsati); 3 pl. ~anti †avapakāsanti (read vapakāsanti,
q. v.) ... āveṇi-saṁghakammaṁ karonti, ettāvatā
kho . . . saṁgho bhinno hoti, Vin II 204,25 foll.
AN V 74,9 foll. (reading avakassanti vavakassanti;
Sp = Mp (Se) III 392,8 foll: avakassantī ti parisaṁ
ākaḍḍhanti vijaṭenti (Mp Se visajjenti) ekam-antaṁ
ussādenti, (Sp Ce ussārenti), vapakassantī (Mp Se
pavakassantī) ti ativiya ākaḍḍhanti yathā visaṁ-
saṭṭhā honti evaṁ karonti); cf. AN III 145,23: saṁ-
ghamhā vapakāsituṁ (= saṁghato nikkhamitvḍ
ekako (a : ekato?) vasituṁ, Mp).