[cp. Sk. gaurava, fr. garu] reverence, respect, esteem; with loc. respect for reverence towards; in the set of six venerable objects Buddhe [Satthari], Dhamme, Sanghe, sikkhāya, appamāde paṭisanthāre Vin.v.92 = DN.iii.244. As 7 gāravā (the 6 + samānhi) in adj. a˚; and sa˚; at AN.iv.84 (see below) DN.iii.284; Snp.265; Vism.464 (atta˚ & para˚). Expld Kp-a.144 by garubhāvo; often in combination with bahumāna Pv-a.135 (= pūjā), sañjāta-g˚-bahumāna (adj. Pv-a.50; Vv-a.205. Instr. gāravena out of respect respectfully DN.ii.155; Ja.i.465. applied to the terms of address bhante & bhaddante Pv-a.33, Pv-a.121, & āyasmā (see cpd. ˚adhivacana)
■ agārava (m. nt.) disrespect Vin.v.92 (six: as above); Ja.i.217; Pv-a.54
■ As adj. in sagārava and agārava full of reverence toward (with loc.) & disrespectful; DN.iii.244 (six g.); AN.iv.84 (seven) MN.i.469; combined with appatissa & sappatissa (obedient AN.iii.7 sq., AN.iii.14 sq., AN.iii.247, AN.iii.340. Also in tibba-gārava full of keen respect (Satthu-garu Dhamma-garu Sanghe ca tibba-gārava, etc.) AN.iii.331 = AN.iv.28 sq.
- -ādhivacana a title of respect, a reverential address Cnd.466 (with ref. to Bhagavā), cp. sagārava sappaṭissâdhivacana Cnd.130 (āyasmā).