- [cp. gādha2] strong, tight, close; thick. In phrase pacchābāhaṃ g˚ bandbanaṃ bandhati to pinion the arms tightly DN.i.245; AN.ii.241; Ja.i.264; Pv-a.4. Of an illness (gāḷhena rogâtankena phuṭṭha) AN.ii.174 sq.; applied to poison smeared on an arrow MN.i.429
■ gālhaṃ & gālhakaṃ (adv.) tightly Ja.i.265, Ja.i.291
■ agāḷha (? prob. to be read āgāḷha) (of vacana, speech, combined with pharusa) strong (?) Pp.32 (expl by Com. atigāḷha thaddha), cp. 2 and gaḷita.
- [cp. gādha1] deep Ja.i.155 (˚vedhin, piercing); Mil.370 (ogāhati). Cp. ajjhogāḷha, atigāḷha, ogāḷha, nigāḷhita pagāḷha.
cp. Sk. gāḍha