measure, quantity, right measure, moderation Snp.971 (mattaṃ so jaññā); Dhp.i.35 (mattā ti pamāṇaṃ vuccati)
■ Abl. mattaso in -kārin doing in moderation, doing moderately Pp.37 (= pamānena padesa-mattam eva karontī ti)
■ In cpds shortened to matta˚.
- -aṭṭhiya (mattaṭṭhiya = ˚atthika) desirous of moderation, moderate Thag.922.
- -ññu knowing the right measure, moderate, temperate (bhojane or bhojanamhi in eating) AN.ii.40; Snp.338; Pp.25; Dhp.8. Cp. jāgariyā
- -ññutā moderation (in eating) DN.iii.213; Mnd.483; Dhp.185; Pp.25; Vb.249, Vb.360; Dhs.1348; Dhp-a.ii.238.
- -sukha (metri causâ: mattā-sukha) measured happiness, i.e. small happiness Dhp.290 (cp. Dhp-a.iii.449).
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