- able, capable, fit for (-˚ or with dat. or inf.); abhabba unfit, incapable Vin.i.17; SN.iii.27 (dukkha-kkhayāya); SN.iv.89 (id.) Pp.12, Pp.13; Vism.116 (bhikkhu), neg. Iti.106 (antakiriyāya), Iti.117 (phuṭṭhuṃ sambodhiṃ); Ja.i.106 (˚puggala a person unfit for the higher truths & salvation); bhabbābhabba nt & unfit people Cnd.2353 = Vism.205 explained at Vb.341, Vb.342 by “bhabbā niyāmaṃ okkamituṃ kusalesu dhammesu sammattaṃ.”
- possible (abhabba impossible) MN.iii.215 (kammaṃ bhabbaābhāsa apparently possible)
■ See also abhabba.
grd of bhū, Sk. bhavya