1. path, road, way DN.i.63; Snp.176 (loc. pathe), Snp.385, Snp.540, Snp.868; Cnd.485 B (+ pantha, in expln of magga); Ja.i.308 (loc. pathe); Ja.ii.39; (abl. pathā); Thag.64; Pp.22, Pp.57; Mhvs.21, Mhvs.24 (pathe); Mhvs.36, Mhvs.93 (loc. pathi, see Geiger, Gr. § 89); Sdhp.241.
  2. Very frequent as-˚, where it is sometimes pleonastic, and acts in the function of an abstract formation in ˚tā or ˚ttaṃ (cp similar use of anta: see anta1 5; and pada: see pada 3), e.g. anila˚ (air) Ja.iv.119; anupariyāya˚ AN.iv.107; ādicca˚ (path of the sun, sky) Dhp-a.iii.177; ummagga SN.i.193; kamma˚ Dhp-a.i.36; gaṇana˚ (range of) calculation Mil.20; cakkhu˚ Ja.iv.403 (= cakkhūnaṃ etaṃ nāmaṃ C.); catummahā˚ AN.iii.28, AN.iii.42, AN.iii.394; dve˚ Vv.53#17; nakkhatta˚ Dhp.208; yañña˚ (= yañña) Cnd.524 yogga˚ AN.iii.122; rajā˚ SN.ii.219; rāga˚ (sensuality SN.iv.70; vacana˚ (way of saying, speech) Vv.63#17 (= vacana Vv-a.262), etc. See also cakkhu˚, ñeyya˚ dveḷhā˚, manussa˚, yañña˚, vāda˚, sagga˚, hattha˚ der. pātheyya
    ■ See also byappatha
    apatha where there is no way or road, wrong way Ja.ii.287; Thag-a.255; Vv-a.337.
  • -addhan “the journey or stretch of the path”: see under addhan.
  • -addhi (?) so perhaps to be read for patatthi, according to Fausböll Unclear in meaning, explained by nibbiddha vīthi (frequented road?
  • -gamana “going on their course,” of the stars DN.i.10 (see Dial. i.20 “their usual course”).

of path, Ved. pathi with the 3 bases pathi, path˚ and panth˚, of which only the last two have formed independent nouns, viz. patha and pantha (q.v.)