(older); jaras (nt.) decay, decrepitude, old age Vin.i.10, Vin.i.34; AN.i.51, AN.i.138 (as death’s messenger); AN.v.144 sq. (bhabbo jaraṃ pahātuṃ); Snp.311 (cp. DN.iii.75); Ja.i.59; Thig.252 sq.; Vism.502 (def as twofold & discussed in its valuation as dukkha) Defined as “yā tesaṃ sattānaṃ tamhi tamhi sattanikāye jarā jīraṇatā khaṇḍiccaṃ pāliccaṃ valittacatā āyuno saṃhāni indriyānaṃ paripāko” DN.ii.305 = MN.i.49; SN.ii.2 = Cnd.252 = Dhs.644, cp. Dhs. trsl. p. 195
■ Frequently combined with maraṇa (maccu, etc.) “decay death” (see under jāti as to formulas): ˚maraṇa DN.ii.31 sq.; MN.i.49; Snp.575; ˚maccu Snp.581, Snp.1092, Snp.1094 ajarāmara not subject to decay & death (cp. ajajjara Th II, 512; Pv.ii.6#11; Vv.63#11; Ja.iii.515.
- -ghara the house of age (adj.) like a decayed house Thig.270 (= jiṇṇagharasadisa Thag-a.213).
- -jajjara feeble with age Ja.i.59;
- -jiṇṇa decrepit with age Pv-a.148;
- -dhamma subject to growing old AN.i.138, AN.i.145 AN.ii.172, AN.ii.247; AN.iii.54 sq., AN.iii.71 sq.;
- -patta old Ja.iii.394 Ja.iv.403;
- -bhaya fear of old age AN.i.179; AN.ii.121;
- -vata the wind of age Dhp-a.iv.25.
- -sutta the Suttanta on old age, Name of Sutta Nipāta iv.6 (p. 157 sq.; beginning with “appaṃ vata jīvitaṃ idaṃ”), quoted at Dhp-a.iii.320.
of the latter only the instr. jarasā in use: Snp.804, Snp.1123 (= jarāya Cnd.249)
■ Sk jarā & jaraḥ to; *gerā: see jarati; cp. Gr. γ ̈ηρας, γέρας, γραϋς old age, etc. See also jīraṇa(tā)