the God of Death, the Buddhist Māra, or sometimes equivalent to Yama SN.i.156; Snp.357 (gen. maccuno), Snp.581 (instr maccunā), Snp.587; Thag.411; Dhp.21, Dhp.47, Dhp.128, Dhp.135, Dhp.150 Dhp.287; Vb-a.100; Snp-a.397; Dhp-a.iii.49; Sdhp.295, Sdhp.304.
-tara one who crosses or overcomes death Snp.1119 (= maraṇaṃ tareyya Cnd.486). -dheyya the realm of Māra, the sphere of Death SN.i.4; adj. belonging to death or subject to death (= Māradheyya, maraṇadheyya Cnd.487#b)
■ Snp.358, Snp.1104 (with expln “m vuccanti kilesā ca khandhā ca abhisankhārā ca Cnd.487#a), Snp.1146 (˚pāra-maccudheyyassa pāraṃ vuccati amataṃ nibbānaṃ Cnd.487); Thig.10 (= maccu ettha dhīyati Thag-a.13); Dhp.86; Dhp-a.ii.161. -parāyaṇa surmounting death Snp.578; pareta id. Snp.579. -pāsa the sling or snare of Māra Snp.166; Ja.v.367. -bhaya the fear of death Mhvs.32, Mhvs.68. -maraṇa dying in death MN.i.49 (cp. C on p. 532: maccu-maraṇan ti maccu-sankhātaṃ maraṇaṃ tena samuccheda-maraṇ’ ādīni nisedheti. See also def. of maraṇa s.v.). -mukha the mouth of death Snp.776; Mnd.48. -rājā the king of death Snp.332, Snp.1118 (= Maro pi Maccurājā maraṇaṃ pi Cnd.488); Dhp.46 Dhp.170; Kp-a.83. -vasa the power of death 3 i.52: Snp.587, Snp.1100 (where maccu is explained by maraṇa & Māra;) -hāyin leaving death behind, victorious over death Iti.46 = Snp.755; Thag.129.
in form = Vedic mṛtyu, fr. mṛ; in meaning differentiated, the Ved
■ Sk. meaning “death” only