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ayyā

, f. (from ayya, m.), mistress, lady (civilly
to a woman
); nom. ~ā Jinadattā āgacchi, Thī 427
(α bhikkhunī); MN I 125,12-23; AN IV 92,26* (~ā ca
bhariyā ti ca; cf. corī . . ., ib. 93,22*; sukhumālī vat'
ayaṁ [cf. Cks] ~ā, Ja VI 514,23* (a princess); — voc.
ayye [also as pl., see below], Vin IV 240,30; Thī 330;
332; 403; 429; MN I 125,18 foll.; passath' ayye, 126,6;
ayyā(v. l. ayyo); AN II 144,34; Ja I 147,12; 156,26; III
61,14; 163,18; IV 376,9; 383,22; V 287,6; VI 20,7*
(a queen); 188,23,28*; 586,7*; Dhp-a I 174,5; 291,8;
411,14; III 100,16; Ud-a 169,15; suṇātu ~ saṁgho,
Vin II 272,24 foll. {cf. bhante saṁgho,' ib. 274,8, etc);
gen. amogho ~āya ovādo, Thī 126; MN I 125,10;
II 96,31. (sammukhā me taṁ . . . ~āya sutaṁ); SN IV
374,26 (tassā . . . ~āya); Vin II 272,25 (itthannāmāya
~āya); Dhp-a I 398,13 (amhākaṁ ~āya gamanakāle);
411,20; — voc. pl. (a ) ayyā, Ja III 40,13; — (b) ayye
[cf. ayyo as voc. m. pl.], Vin IV 314,25; Ps I 229,6;
II 399,21; Mp I 362,2; 439,23; — (c) ayyăyo, Vin IV
222,9-15; 223,1 . . . 351,1-8 (to the bhikkhunī-saṁgha,
cf. āyasmanto [dual °mantā, Sadd 92,25 foll.], Vin III
1.09,21; 110,1); — instr, pl. ~āhi, Vin IV 245,24; — gen.
pl.
~ānaṁ, Vin IV 244,22 foll.; Thī 236 (~ānaṁ daṇḍa-
bhayabhītā; = ayyakānaṁ daṇḍabhayena bhītā,
Thī-a); — do. adj. f. ~ā ekikā devadhītā, Ja V 283,3.