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avataṁsa

, m. [ts.] and avaṭaṁsa(ka), synon. =
uttaṁsa, m. (cf. √taṁs, sa. Dhātup 17,13 = Sadd II
879 (p. 442,2 w. r. ḷ/vās-i: alaṁkāre)), a chaplet, an
(ear)ornament (made of flowers), (1) m. ~o, Abh 308
('uttamso' sekharâveḷā, muddhamālye 'vaṭamsako');
870 (uttamso tv-avataṁso ca kaṇṇapūre ca sekhare
≠ Am-k III 3,226); pl. ~ā, Ap 579,23 = Thī-a 70,8*
(on a cetiya); — (2) the pali form is vaṭaṁsa (a)
or more frequently
vaṭaṁsaka (b), n. or m.; (a ) Mhv
ḷ XI 28 (vataṁsaṁ; = kanna-pilandhanaṁ, Mhv-t);
Dīp XVII 84, quoted Sp I 75,17* (note, however, Sp-ṭ:
vaṭakan ti kaṇṇa-pilandhanaṁ, vaṭaṁsakan ti vut-
taṁ hoti; vaṭaṁsakaṁ kaṇṇacūlikaṭṭhāne olamba-
nakan ti pi vadanti ≠ Vmv); -— (b) nom. m. sovat-
thiko ~ako, Sv (II) 445,30 (pt: ~o ti āveḷaṁ); acc.
~akaṁ karonti pi . . . āveḷaṁ karonti pi, Vin III
180,5 (Sp: vataṁsako (!) ti vaṭaṁsako) = Vin II
9,36 (cf. ib. 10,6); Ap 216,6,18; Vv 439; bandhitvāna
(or gaṇṭhitvāna) ~aṁ, Ap 174,18 = Th-a Ce 201,32*;
pl. m. ~akā, Vv 428 (= ratanamayā kannikā-vataṁ-
sakā, Vv-a) = 476 = 561; tayo ~akā, Ja VI
488,25 (soil, of the state elephant; C%s ~akāni); pl.
m. acc.
~ake, Vv-a 176,15 (ib. is: ~akāni); — ifc.
(vaṭaṁsaka) v. kaṇṇikā-° (Vv-a 174,28); puppha-°
(Sp (IV) 892,33), pūv'a-° (ib. 32; Sp-ṭ), rajata-° (Dhp-a
III 441,18), vicitta-vāneyya-vaṭaṁsaka (Th 523),
Sineruvana-° (Cp I 9,14,21,25,51 (Cp-a), quoted Ja
VI 486,24* resp. 511,26*).