1. to obstruct refuse, keep back, hinder, withhold Vin.ii.166; Vin.iv.42 Vin.iv.131; Ja.i.217 (cp. paṭibāhati ibid.); Ja.iii.138 (aor. ˚buddhi.), Ja.iv.159; Mil.263.
  2. to delay Mil.404 (or should we read -bujjhati i.e. sticks, tarries, is prevented?). Pass. palibujjhati [this word occurs only in Commentary style & late works. In the Niddesa the nearest synonym is; lag, as seen from the freq. combination palibuddha + lagga, palibodha + laggana: see Cnd.p.188 under nissita] to be obstructed or hindered, to be kept by (instr. or loc.) to stick or adhere to, to trouble about attend to Cnd.74, Cnd.77 (paligijjhati +), Cnd.88, Cnd.107, Cnd.597, Cnd.657; Mil.263

pp palibuddha (q.v.).

the etym. offered by Andersen, Pāli Reader s. v. palibuddha, viz. dissimilation for pari + ruddhati (rudh) is most plausible, other explains like Trenckner’s (Notes 66 for pari + bādh, med-pass. bajjhati = *bādhyate, seemingly confirmed by variant reading Cnd.74 & Cnd.77 ˚bajjhati for ˚bujjhati) and Kern’s (


s. v. = Ogh firbiotan, Ger. verbieten) are semantically not satisfactory Cp. avaruddhati & avaruddha;