(sg.) heat, in special application to the atmosphere: hot part (of the day or year), hot season, summer; a summer month. Always used in loc. as a designation of time.

  1. of the day: Vv-a.40 (˚samaye; variant reading gimhānamāse).
  2. of summer usually in combination w. and in contrast to hemanta winter: hemanta-gimhisu in w. & s. Dhp.286 (cp. gimhika for ˚isu). Mil.274; Dpvs.i.55; Vism.231 (˚âbhitatta worn out by the heat); Sdhp.275 (˚kāle). In enumn w. other seasons: vasse hemante gimhe Cnd.631 (sadā) vasanta gimhādika utū Pv-a.135.
  3. of a summer month; paṭhamasmiṃ gimhe Snp.233 (see Kp-a 192 for expln)


(pl.) gimhā the hot months, the season of summer, in -naṃ pacchime māse, in the last month of summer MN.i.79; SN.iii.141; SN.v.50, SN.v.321; Vv.79#5 (= āsāḷhimāse Vv-a.307).

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