apekhā

Apekkhā & Apekhā

feminine attention, regard, affection for (loc.); desire longing for (c. loc.) SN.i.77; SN.iii.132; SN.v.409 (mātā-pitusu) Vin.iv.214; Snp.38 (= vuccati taṇhā etc. Cnd.65; = taṇhā sineha Snp-a.76); Ja.i.9, Ja.i.141; Thag.558; Dhp.345 (puttesu dāresu ca = taṇhā Dhp-a.iv.56); Dhs.1059, Dhs.1136 (= ālayakaraṇa-vasena apekkhatī ti apekkhā Dhs-a.365, cp. Dhs trsl. 279). Freq. as adj. (-˚or in combn. with sa˚; and an˚;), viz. Vin.iii.90 (visuddha˚); SN.i.122 (otara˚); sa˚ AN.iii.258, AN.iii.433; AN.iv.60 sq.; an˚; without consideration regardless, indifferent SN.v.164; AN.iii.252, AN.iii.347, AN.iii.434; Snp.200 (anapekkhā honti ñātayo); Ja.i.9. Cp. anapekkhin apekkhavant; also B.Sk. avekṣatā.

Sk. apekṣā, fr. apa + īkṣ. The spelling is either kkh or kh, they are both used promiscuously a tendency towards kh prevailing, as in upekhā, sekha