adjective exceeding, extraordinary, superior, Pp.35; Vv-a.80 (= anadhivara, visiṭṭha); DN-a.i.141, DN-a.i.222; Dpvs.v.32 (an˚); Dhp-a.iii.238 Kp-a.193 (= anuttara); Sdhp.337, Sdhp.447
■ compar adhikatara Dhp-a.ii.7; Dhp-a.iii.176; nt. -ṃ as adv. extraordinarily Pv-a.86 (= adhimattaṃ). In combn. with numerals adhika has the meaning of “in addition, with an additional, plus” (cp. ādi + ādika, with which it is evidently confounded, adhika being constructed in the same way as ādika, i.e. preceding the noun-determination), e.g. catunahutâdhikāni dve yojana-sahassāni 2000 + 94 (= 294 000; Ja.i.25; sattamāsâdhikāni sattavassāni 7 years and 7 months Ja.v.319; paññāsâdhikāni pañca vassa-satani 500 + 50 (550) Pv-a.152. See also sâdhika.
fr. adhi; cp. Sk. adhika