- green, pale(-green), yellowish. It is explained by Dhpāla as nīla (e.g. Vv-a.197; Pv-a.158), and its connotation is not fixed
■ Vin.i.137; DN.i.148; SN.i.5; Ja.i.86, Ja.i.87; Ja.ii.26, Ja.ii.110; Pv.ii.12#10 (bank of a pond); Vv.45#7 (˚patta, with green leaves, of a lotus) Ja.ii.110 (of wheat); Snp-a.277 (˚haṃsa yellow, i.e. golden swan).
- green, fresh Vin.iii.16; AN.v.234 (kusa) nt. (collectively) vegetables, greens Vin.266 (here applied to a field of fresh (i.e. green) wheat or cereal in general, as indicated by expln “haritaṃ nāma pubbaṇṇaṃ aparaṇṇaṃ” etc.); cp. haritapaṇṇa vegetables Snp-a.283.
- haritā (f.) gold Thag.164 = Ja.ii.334 (˚maya made of gold; but explained as “harita-maṇi-parikkhata” by C.).
- Two compounds, rather odd in form, are haritāmātar “son of a green frog” Ja.ii.238 (in verse) and haritupattā (bhūmi) “covered with green” MN.i.343; Ja.i.50, Ja.i.399.
see hari for etym.