adjective striking, surprising, extraordinary, special; nt. wonder, miracle. Usually in stock phrase iddhi˚, ādesanā˚, anusāsanī˚ as the 3 marvels which characterise a Buddha with regard to his teaching (i.e. superhuman power, mind reading, giving instruction) DN.i.212 DN.iii.3f. SN.iv.290 AN.i.170 AN.v.327; Pts.ii.227
■ Further: Vin.i.34 (aḍḍhuḍḍha sahassāni); Vism.378, Vism.390 (yamaka˚); Vv-a.158 (id.) Pv-a.137 (id.). For yamaka-pāṭihāriya (or ˚hīra) see yamaka
■ Two kinds of p. are given at Vism.393 viz. pākaṭa˚ and apākaṭa˚
■ sappāṭihāriya (with ref to the Dhamma) wonderful, extraordinary, sublime as opposed to appāṭi˚ plain, ordinary, stupid MN.ii.9 (where Neumann, Majjhima Nikāya ii.318 trsls sa˚ “intelligible” and a˚ “incomprehensible,” referring to Chāndogyopaniṣat i.11, 1); DN.ii.104; cp. also Windisch Māra 71.
-pakkha an extra holiday, an ancient festival, not now kept SN.i.208 (cp. Thig.31); Snp.402 (cp. expln at Snp-a.378, where var. opinions are given); Ja.iv.320 Ja.vi.118. See also Kern’s discussion of the term at
grd. formation fr. paṭi + hṛ; (paṭihāra) with usual lengthening of paṭi to pāṭi, as in ˚desanīya ˚mokkha etc. Cp. pāṭihīra; BSk. prātihārya