- a ray of light Vv-a.166.
- a mirage Ja.vi.209 Vism.496; Vb-a.34, Vb-a.85; often combined with māyā (q.v.) e.g. Cnd.680 Aii; Ja.ii.330.
- -kammaṭṭhāna the “mirage” station of exercise Dhp-a.iii.165.
- -dhamma like a mirage, unsubstantial Ja.vi.206; Dhp.46; Dhp-a.i.337.
Vedic marīci; cp. Gr. μαρμαίρω to shimmer, glitter, μαϊρα dog star, ἀμαρύσσω sparkle; Lat. merus clear, pure; perhaps also mariyādā to be taken here