giving, bestowing; but appears to have also the meaning of “attainment, characteristic attribute”. AN.i.102 (bāla˚ & paṇḍita˚) Ja.i.97 (sotāpattimagg’ ādi˚) Pv-a.71 (anubala˚) Thag-a.35 (anupattidhammatā˚)
■ At Thag.47 Kern (
ii.138) proposes to read tuyhaṃ padāne for T. tuyh’ âpadāne, and translates padāna by “footstep, footprint.” See also sampadāna.
fr. pa + dā