adjective terrible, awful Vin.ii.203 = Iti.86 (“bhesmā hi udadhī mahā,” so read for Vin. bhasmā with variant reading bhesmā, and for It tasmā, with variant reading BB bhesmā, misunderstood by ed
■ Bdhgh Vin.ii.325 on Vin. passage explains by bhayānaka); Ja.v.266; Ja.vi.133 (variant reading bhasma).
cp. Vedic bhīṣma of which the regular P. form is bhiṃsa, of bhī; bhesma would correspond to a form *bhaiṣma