- belonging to the earth, earthly, terrestrial; nt. soil, ground, floor Snp.222 (bhūtāni bhummāni earthly creatures contrasted with creatures in the air, antalikkhe), Snp.236 (id.); Sdhp.420 (sabba-bhummā khattiyā). pl. bhummā the earthly ones, i.e. the gods inhabiting the earth, esp tree gods (Yakkhas) Vv.84#2 (= bhumma-deva Vv-a.334)-nt. ground: Pv.ii.10#2 (yāva bhummā down to the ground); variant reading BB bhūm(i).
- the locative case Kp-a.106, Kp-a.111, Kp-a.224; Snp-a.140, Snp-a.210, Snp-a.321, Snp-a.433; Pv-a.33.
-attharaṇa “earth-spread,” a ground covering, mat carpet Vin.i.48; Vin.ii.208; Vin.iv.279. -antara “earth-occasion,” i.e. 1 sphere of the earth, plane of existence Mil.163; Dhs-a.296 2 in ˚pariccheda discussion concerning the earth, i.e. cosmogony Dhs-a.3. -antalikkha earthly and celestial, over earth & sky (of portents) Mil.178. The form would correspond to Sk. *bhaum-āntarīkṣa.; -jāla “terrestrial net (of insight) gift of clear sight extending over the globe (perhaps to find hidden treasures) Snp-a.353 (term of a vijjā, science or magic art). Cp. bhūrikamma bhūrivijjā
■ ṭṭha a put into the earth, being in the earth, found on or in the earth, earthly Vin.iii.47 b standing on the earth Dhp.28 c resting on the earth Mil.181. Also as ˚ka living on earth, earthly (of gods) Ja.iii.87. -deva a terrestrial deva or fairy AN.iv.118; Pts.ii.149; Vb-a.12; Dhp-a.i.156; Vv-a.334; Pv-a.5, Pv-a.43, Pv-a.55, Pv-a.215, Pv-a.277. -devatā = ˚deva Ja.iv.287 (= yakkha); Kp-a.120.
fr. bhūmi, Vedic bhūmya