a house, usually in compounds (see below). Ja.iii.396 (= the layman’s life; Com. geha).
- -kāraka a house-builder, metaph. of taṇhā (cp. kāya as geha) Dhp.153, Dhp.154 = Thag.183, Thag.184; Dhp-a.iii.128
- -kūṭa the peak of a house, the ridge-pole, metaph. of ignorance Dhp.154 (= kaṇṇika-maṇḍala Dhp-a.128) replacing thūṇirā (pillar) at Thag.184 in corresp passage (= kaṇṇikā Com.);
- -ṭṭha a householder one who leads the life of a layman (opp anagāra, pabbajita or paribbājaka) Vin.i.115 (sagahaṭṭhā parisā an assembly in which laymen were present); SN.i.201; AN.iii.114, AN.iii.116, AN.iii.258; Iti.112 (gharaṃ esino gahaṭṭhā) Dhp.404 = Snp.628; Snp.43 (gharaṃ āvasanto, see Cnd.226 for explanation), Cnd.90, Cnd.134 (paribbājaṃ gahaṭṭhaṃ vā), Cnd.398, Cnd.487; Sdhp.375. -˚vatta a layman’s rule of conduct Snp.393 (= agāriyā paṭipadā Snp-a.376) -˚ka belonging to a layman; acting as a layman or in the quality of a l. AN.ii.35 (kinkaraṇiyāni), AN.iii.296 (brahmacariyā);
- -pati see sep.
see under gaṇhāti
“seizer,” seizing, grasping, a demon, any being or object having a hold upon man. So at SN.i.208 where Sānu is “seized by an epileptic fit (see note in K.S. i.267, 268). Used of dosa (anger) Dhp.251 (exemplified at Dhp-a.iii.362 by ajagara˚ the grip of a boa, kumbhīla˚ of a crocodile yakkha˚ of a demon). sagaha having crocodiles, full of e. (of the ocean) (+ sarakkhasa) Iti.57. Cp. gahaṇa & saṃ˚.
Sk. graha, gaṇhāti, q.v. for etym.