adjective only in voc. as respectful term of address, something like “Sir,” pl “Sirs.” In sg. mārisa MN.i.327; AN.iii.332; Snp.814, Snp.1036 Snp.1038, Snp.1045 etc.; Mnd.140 = Cnd.508 (here explained by same formula as āyasmā, viz. piya-vacanaṃ garu-vacanaṃ etc.); Ja.v.140; Pv.ii.13#3; Mhvs.1, Mhvs.27
■ pl. mārisā Snp.682; Ja.i.47, Ja.i.49; Vism.415; Pv-a.75. Explained by Buddhaghosa to mean niddukkha K.S. i.2 n.
perhaps identical with mādisa