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abhi-niggaṇhāti

, pr. 3 sg. [sa. *abhi + ni +
√grah], [often [with 'reciprocal cpd.s' as kāyena(-)
kāyaṁ, etc.]; (a) to take hold of, to hold fast; Vin III
121,29 foll. (itthiyā kāyena kāyaṁ āmasati . . . ~āti
abhinippīḷeti); — (b) to keep down, restrain; AN V 230,13
foll. (adhammikena vādena adhammikaṁ vādaṁ ~āti
abhinippīḷeti); 1 sg ~āmi (cetasā cittaṁ), MN I
abhi-niggaṇhāti93,24 Se 212,6); part. m. gen. ~gaṇhato (cetasā eit-
taṁ), MN I 121,2-14 = 242,29-35; pot. 3 sg. ~eyya
(a; dubbalataraṁ purisaṁ sīse vā gahetvā khandhe
vā gahetvā), MN I 121,1 = 242,32; 1 sg. ~eyyaṁ
(cetasā cittaṁ), MN I 242,25 (= niggaṇheyyaṁ,
Ps; cf. Sn 716); grd. ~itabba, n. ~aṁ (cetasā cit-
taṁ), MN I 120,37.