adjective to be carried, kept or sustained AN.iii.46 (= a dependant) Ja.iv.301 (C. bharitabba). As Kern.


s. v. bhacca points out this gāthā “bhaccā mātā pitā bandhū, yena jāto sa yeva so” is a distortion of MBh i.74, 110, where it runs “bhastrā mātā, pituḥ putro, yena jāto sa eva saḥ (or is it bhrastā?).

grd. fr. bhṛ; cp. Sk. bhṛtya