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abhi-kkanta

, mfn. (pp. of abhi-kkamati,
Buddh, sa. abhi-krānta from abhi + √kram, see
Sadd 412,2 & 557,10-21 (also admitting (for meanings
2-3) derivation from abhi + √kam, cf. Geiger § 33 &
SN Trsl. I p. 1 n. 3, and Senart Mvu III p. 506
ad Mvu III 315,8): abhikkanta-saddo khaya-sunda-
1abhi-kkantafoll. = Sv I 227,33 foll. = (111)960,18 foll. = Pj I
114,2 foll. (quoting MN I 120,28 [Ee abhiññāta, q. v.]) =
Ps II 124,24 foll. = Mp II 375,19 foll. = Spk I 14,1
foll. ≠ Ud-a 286,6 foll. ≠ Vv-a 52,20 foll. ≠ Abh 836
(abhikkanto sundarasmim abhikkame | abhirūpe khaye
vutto tathevâbbhanumodane)); 1. (ce) advanced, (said
of the night either arrived or waning, ɔ: in the 2d or
3d watch
); f. ~ā kho ratti, DN II 86,24 ( = atikkantā
khīṇā khayaṁ vayaṁ gatā upetā, Sv) = SN IV 183,29
= Ud 87,27 (= atikkantā, dve yāmā gatā, Ud-a);
AN IV 204,27 = Vin II 236,9 (~ā bhante ratti, nik-
khanto paṭhamo yāmo); loc. ~āya rattiyā nikkhante
paṭhame yāme, Ud 26,26 (= atītāya, Ud-a) = Vin II
236,6 foll.; Sn p. 46,14 (= parikkhīṇāya rattiyā, Pj I
114,15); DN II 220,5 (= ~āya khīṇāya rattiyā, Sv)
= III 194,8 (Sv = Pj) = SN I 1,9 (Spk = Pj) = AN
I 278,26 = Ud 23,28(Ud-a = Pj) ≠ MN I 142,16
= 143,25 ≠ AN IV 204,24; — (β) arrived; m. pl.
~ā, DN II 256,3*(devakāyā~), 11*; III 17,6 foll.; acc
m. pl.
~e, Th 1037—38 (so Th-a Ce; Ee atikkante;
see ati-kkanta 1 a). — 2. excellent, admirable; f. ~ā,
AN II 101,6 ... 25 (scil. upekhā, kālaññutā); n. loc ~e
ñāṇadassane, MN II 9,22-28; cf. abhi-kkantatara and
abhi-kkanta-dassāvi(n) below; — 3. beautiful, splendid;
instr.
~ena vaṇṇena, Vv 75 (= abhimanāpena abhi-
rūpena [Ce: atikantena atimanāpena abhirūpena],
Vv-a) ≠ Pv 103 (= atimanāpena abhirūpena, Pv-a)
≠ Dhp-a I 34,14*; Vv 588 (= ativiya-kantena ka-
manīyena sundarena, Vv-a; quoted Pj I 114,12; Ps II
124,32; As 20,8 [abhi- in the sense 'adhika']); cf.
abhi-kkanta-vaṇṇa, below; — 4. do. n. ~aṁ, used
in exclamations implying admiration
(generally re-
peated
) = excellent, grand, magnificent! ~aṁ bhante,
DN I 85,7 (sense abbhanumodana, Sv) = MN II
39,12 - SN II 21,6 = Ud 49,22 (Ud-a 286,11,
giving the additional explanation: atikkantaṁ ati-
iṭṭhaṁ ati-manāpaṁ ati-sundaraṁ = Pj II 155,16
= Spk I 135,21 (ad SN I 70,6)); ~aṁ bho Gotama,
Sn p. 15,17 (Pj); MN I 24,1; II 145,18; Vin III 6,1 (Sp);
AN II 101,25 (+ abbhutaṁ).