one who keeps up or keeps going, one who hands on (the tradition) an expounder, teacher DN.i.104 (mantānaṃ p. = pavattayitar DN-a.i.273); SN.iv.94; Dhp.76 (nidhīnaṃ p. = ācikkhitar Dhp-a.ii.107).

n. ag. of either pa + vac or pa + vṛt, the latter more probable considering similar use of parivatteti The P. commentators take it as either