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ava

, ind. [ts.; cf. avaṁ, avāka, Avīcī, oma below],
prefix to nouns and verbs, sometimes taking the place
of
apa-° (q. v.): avāpurati (see Geiger §28,2: 39,6
[two labialsl] and cf. avattha, avâkaroti, avâgata),
before conss. alternating with o-° (which is more
common in concrete meanings;
Kacc 50; Sadd 626,14):
avagaccḥati, ogacchati [the formula oñātaṁ avañā-
taṁ, Mil 191,24, is glossematical, like samatta samā-
dinna, SN I 228,14; in DN II 96,29 read oloketha ...
apaloketha with Vin I 232,13-14], o-° alternating with u-°
in uññāta [if not like ū-han-, ū-had-, ū-has- representing
ud-; otherwise Geiger § 28,1]; with rhythmic lengthening
in
an-āvakūla; note besides tiṇ'-avatthāraka (see Sp
ad Vin II 87,12), a-ppati-'vekkhiya, Ja IV 4,27*; —
(a) with nouns: (a): Ava-kaṇṇaka, ava-kūla, ava-
kokila, o-gaṇa, o-patta, o-puppha (= galita-puppha,
pt ad Ja VI 497,28*), ava-maṅgala, o-matta (As
336,4); (β) iterative cpd. chiddâvachidda; — (b) with
verbs
(and verbal nouns) in the senses: (a) down (see
o-gāhati, o-gilati (opp. ugg°, MN I 393,7), o-tarati,
o-patati, o-lambati; ukkaṁsâvakaṁsa, unnat'-onata);
(β) off (ava-hāra, o-mukka); (γ) connoting 'under-
standing'
(avagacchati), or 'ascertaining' (ava-dhā-
reti), 'to be concerned with' (ava-carati), 'to under-
rate, despise'
(ava-maññati); — meanings accord, to
Rūp Ce 85,30: (1) adhobhāva (avakkhitta-cakkhu),
(2) viyoga (omukka-upāhano, avakokilaṁ), (3) pari-
bhava (avajānanaṁ, avamaññati), (4) jānana (ava-
gacchati), (5) suddhi (vodānaṁ), (6) nicchaya (ava-
dhāraṇaṁ), (7) desa (avakāso), (8) theyya (avahāro)
≠ Sadd 882,15-19 ≠ Pay fol. gūv. 6; Ahh 1173 (adding:
īsadattha, vyāpana, hāni, vacokriyā, ñāṇappatti);
— ava is preceded by other prpp.: adhi (see ajjh°),
paṭi (see pace°), pari, vi (see vïvadāta, vodāta), sam.