being bent on (“downward force” Dhs trsl. 242), i.e. taking oneself out to, way of acting, (proper) behaviour, endeavour, resolve, aspiration SN.iii.267 sq. (˚kusala); AN.ii.189; AN.iii.311; AN.iv.34 (˚kusala) Ja.i.14 (Buddhabhāvāya a. resolve to become a Buddha), Ja.i.15 (Buddhattāya); Pts.i.61 sq.; Pts.ii.121; Ne.26; Mil.216; Dhp-a.i.392; Dhp-a.ii.82 (kata˚).
abhi + nīhāra, to abhinīharati; cp. BSk. sarīr’ âbhinirhāra taking (the body) out to burial, lit. meaning see note on abhinīharati