gahita

(and gahīta Dhp.311) adjective seized. taken, grasped DN.i.16; DN-a.i.107 (= ādinna, pavattita) Ja.i.61; Ja.iv.2; Pv-a.43 (variant reading for text gaṇhita)
■ nt a grasp, grip Dhp-a.iii.175
■ gahitakaṃ karoti to accept Vv-a.260. -duggahīta (always ˚gahīta) hard to grasp MN.i.132 sq.; AN.ii.147, AN.ii.168; AN.iii.178; Dhp.311; Ja.vi.307 sq.; sugahita (sic) easy to get Ja.i.222.

  • -bhāva (cittassa) the state of being held (back) holding back, preventing to act (generously) Dhs-a.370 (in expln of aggahitattaṃ cittassa Dhs.1122 see under *ā*˚).

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