one who attains Parinibbāna. Of the 2 meanings registered under parinibbāna we find No. 1 only in a very restricted use when taken in both senses of sa-and an-upādisesa parinibbāna; e.g. at AN.ii.155 sq., where the distinction is made between a sa-sankhāra p. and an a-sankhāra p., as these two terms also occur in the fivefold classification of “Never-returners” (i.e. those who are not reborn) viz. antarā-parinibbāyin, upahacca˚, sasankhāra˚ uddhaṃsota, akaniṭṭhagāmin. Thus at DN.iii.237; SN.v.201, SN.v.237; AN.i.233; AN.iv.14, AN.iv.71 sq., AN.iv.146, AN.iv.380, AN.v.120; Pp.16, Pp.17.

In the sense of Parinibbāna No. 2 (i.e. sa-upādisesa p.) we find parinibbāyin almost as an equivalent of arahant in two combns, viz.

  1. tattha˚; (always combined with opapātika, i.e. above the ordinary cause of birth) [cp. BSk. tatra-parinirvāyin anāgāmin Divy.533]. It is also invariably combined with anāvattidhamma, e.g. at DN.i.156; DN.iii.108, DN.iii.132; MN.ii.56, MN.ii.146; AN.i.232; AN.i.245, AN.i.290; AN.ii.5, AN.ii.89, AN.ii.238; AN.iv.12, AN.iv.399 AN.iv.423; AN.v.343; SN.v.346 (cp. SN.v.406), SN.v.357; Pp.16, Pp.62, Pp.83. See also Kvu trsl. 742
  2. antara˚; [cp. BSk. antarāparinirvāyin Mvu.i.33] one who passes away in the middle of his term of life in a particular heaven; an Anāgāmin (cp. Bdhgh’s expln at Pp-a 198 as “āyuvemajjhassa antarā yeva parinibbāyanato a. p.” SN.v.69 = AN.iv.70; SN.v.201 = SN.v.204, SN.v.237, SN.v.285, SN.v.314, SN.v.378; AN.ii.134; Pts.i.161; Pp.16; Ne.190 (cp. AN.iv.380).

fr. parinibbāyati