sham, pretext, trick Vin.iii.169 (where ten lesas are enumerated, viz. jāti˚, nāma˚ gotta˚, linga˚, āpatti˚, patta˚, cīvara˚, upajjhāya˚ ācariya˚, senāsana˚); Ja.ii.11; Ja.vi.402
■ lesa-kappa pretext Vin.ii.166; Vv.84#43 (= kappiya-lesa Vv-a.348) Thag.941; DN-a.i.103.
cp. Sk. leśa particle; as Kern,
s. v. points out, it occurs in Sk. also in the P. meaning at Mbh v.33, 5 although this is not given in BR
■ As “particle only at Dhtp.444 in defn of lisati