Kīvant & Kīva
(interr. adj. and adv.) how great? how much? how many? and in later language how? (cp rel. yāva). As indef.: Kīvanto tattha bheravā “however great the terrors” Snp.959
■ Kīva kaṭuka how painful? Pv-a.226; k˚-ciraṃ how long? Pj and Snp.1004 k˚-dīghaṃ same Snp.p.126; k˚ dūre how far? Mil.16; Dhp-a.i.386; k˚-mahantaṃ how big? Dhp-a.i.29; Vv-a.325 k˚ bahuṃ how much? Dhp-a.iv.193.
Sk. kiyant and kīvant; formed fr. interr. stem ki