lit. “resolving continuous breaking up,” i.e. analysis, analytic insight discriminating knowledge. See full discussion expln of term at Kvu translation 377–382. Always referred to as “the four branches of logical analysis” (catasso or catupaṭisambhidā), viz. attha˚; analysis of meanings “in extension”; dhamma˚; of reasons, conditions, or causal relations; nirutti˚; of [meanings “in intension as given in] definitions paṭibhāna˚ or intellect to which things knowable by the foregoing processes are presented (after Kvu translation). In detail at AN.ii.160; AN.iii.113 AN.iii.120; Pts.i.88, Pts.i.119; Pts.ii.150, Pts.ii.157, Pts.ii.185, Pts.ii.193; Vb.293–Vb.305 Vb-a.386 sq. (cp. Vism.440 sq.), Vb-a.391 sq
■ See further AN.i.22; AN.iv.31; Cnd.386 under paṭibhānavant; Pts.i.84 Pts.i.132, Pts.i.134; Pts.ii.32, Pts.ii.56, Pts.ii.116, Pts.ii.189; Mil.22 (attha-dh˚nirutti-paṭibhāna-pāramippatta), Mil.359; Vv-a.2; Dhp-a.iv.70 (catūsu p-˚ āsu cheka). p˚-patta one who has attained mastership in analysis AN.i.24; AN.iii.120; Pts.ii.202
■ Often included in the attainment of Arahantship in formula “saha paṭisambhidāhi arahattaṃ pāpunāti,” viz. Mil.18; Dhp-a.ii.58, Dhp-a.ii.78, Dhp-a.ii.93.
paṭi + saṃ + bhid; the BSk. pratisaṃvid is a new formation resting on confusion between bhid & vid;, favoured by use & meaning of latter root in P paṭisaṃvidita. In BSk. we find pratisaṃvid in same application as in P., viz. as fourfold artha˚ dharma nirukti˚ pratibhāna˚ (?). Mvu.iii.321