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abhi-vadati

, pr. 3 sg. [sa. abhi + √vad], 1. to
address, to salute
(respectfully), in this sense more
frequently caus.
(sa. caus. med,) abhi-vādeti; DN II
269,19 (evaṁ . . . Tathāgatā evarūpe mahesakkhe
~anti; Sv); pot. (cf. imper, vadehi) 2 pl. mañjunâbhi-
abhi-vadatity-ābhiī, Ja VI 325,26* (= yaṁ tvaṁ māṇavo ti
abhivadasi, Ct.); — 2. to speak of, to aim at; to lay
stress upon, maintain, assert; to propose, profess, admit;

~ati, MN II 237,16 (nibbānaṁ sappāyam eva paṭipa-
daṁ; = abhimānena upavadati, Ps); 3 pl. ~anti
(rūpĕ, etc. . . . yaññā), Vin I 36,18* (accord. to Sp-ṭ
yaññā is abl. = yāga-hetu) quoted Ja I 83,16* and VI
220,14*); Sn 891 (aññaṁ ito yâbhivadanti dhammaṁ;
Pj); DN I 13,1 (anekavihitāni adhivutti-padāni (q. v.)
~anti) = MN II 228,15 = 233,9; parisuddhaṁ brahma-
cariyaṁ ~anti, MN I 213,4 = 356,13 = AN IV
152,26; āsattiṁ yeva ~anti, MN II 232,16; dhammañ
c' imā ~anti gāthā, Ja V 489,5*; 'sassato attā ...
mogham aññan' ti icc eke ~anti, Ud-a 18,24; 1 sg.,
paṭhaviṁ . . . sabbaṁ nâbhivadiṁ, MN I 329,15-2 6;
bhavaṁ nâbhivadiṁ, ib. 330,14* (= na gahesiṁ,
Ps); — 3. often following abhi-nandati (q. v.),: to ap-
prove of, assent to; to show favour, to welcome; 3 sg.
~ati,
MN I 266,29, etc, ≠ SN III 14,7 (Spk); MN III
267,15 = SN IV 36,5; 3 pl. ~anti, Mil 69,2; part.
gen.
~ato, MN I 266,30; imper. 3 sg. ~atu, MN I
458,8 foll.; inf. nâlaṁ ~ituṁ, MN II 263,8; grd. n:
~itabbaṁ, MN I 109,36, quoted As 5,4; — caus. v.
abhi-vādāpeti & abhi-vādeti.