adjective strong, powerful, sturdy MN.i.244 (purisa) SN.i.222; Ja.ii.406; Dhp-a.ii.208; Vv-a.35; Pv-a.94. Comparative balavatara Mil.131; f. -a(n)tarī Sdhp.452. In compound balava˚; e.g. -gavā sturdy oxen MN.i.226; -vippaṭisāra deep remorse Pv-a.14, -balava very strong Ja.ii.406. -balavaṃ as nt. adv. “exceedingly,” in cpd. balav’ ābalavaṃ very (loud and) strong Vin.ii.1 (= suṭṭhu balavaṃ C.), and -paccūse very early in the morning Vism.93, and -paccūsa-samaye id. Ja.i.92; Dhp-a.i.26.