adjective fair to behold, beautiful good-looking (= dassituṃ yutta DN-a.i.141), often in formula abhirūpa d. pāsādika paramāya vaṇṇapokkharatāya samannāgəta to express matchless physical beauty: DN.i.114; SN.ii.279; Pv-a.46 etc. Also with abhirūpa & pāsādika alone of anything fair & beautiful DN.i.47
■ Vin.iv.18; SN.i.95; Ja.iii.394; Pp.52, Pp.66; DN-a.i.281; Pv-a.44 (= subha), Pv-a.51 (= rucira)
■ Comparative dassanīyatara SN.i.237; Sdhp.325: Dhp-a.i.119.
Sk. darśanīya; grd. formation of dassana, also as dassaneyya