adjective only-˚: having the nature or quality of, liable to, consisting in, practising, acting like, etc. (as ˚dhamma B 2 a), viz. uppāda-vaya˚ DN.ii.157; maraṇa˚ (= maraṇadhamma) AN.i.147; pāpa Pv.i.11#7 of evil nature.
(-˚) only in daḷha-dh˚; which is customarily taken as a dern from dhanu, bow = having a strong bow (see dhamma3); although some passages admit interpretation as “of strong character or good practice, e.g. SN.i.185.