1. configuration, position; composition, nature, shape, form Vin.ii.76; MN.i.120 (spelt ˚nth˚); AN.i.50; AN.iv.190 (C. osakkana); Mil.270 Mil.316, Mil.405; Ja.i.71, Ja.i.291, Ja.i.368; Ja.ii.108; Vism.184, Vism.225, Vism.243; Dhs-a.321; DN-a.i.88 (nth); Snp-a.464 (= linga). su˚; well formed Snp.28
    ■ adj. (-˚) having the appearance of megha-vaṇṇa˚; Pv-a.251; chavi˚; appearance of the skin Ja.i.489; vaṇṇa˚; outward semblance Ne.27; Ja.i.271 sarīra˚; the (material) body Vism.193.
  2. fuel Ja.ii.330 = Ja.iv.471.
  3. (usually spelt ˚nth˚) a resting place, meeting place, public place (market) (cp. Sk. sansthāna in this meaning). At SN.i.201 in phrase nadī-tīresu saṇṭhāne sabhāsu rathiyāsu (i.e. at all public places) SN.i.201 reads saṇṭhāne (variant reading santhāne); cp. K.S. i.256 from C.: “a resting place (vissamana-ṭṭhāne) near the city gate, when market-wares had been brought down, translation “resting by the gates.” This stanza is quoted at Snp-a.20, where the ed. prefers reading panthāne as correct reading (variant reading saṇṭhāne). At MN.i.481 (˚nth˚) SN.ii.28 (2 fr. b.), it seems to be used in the sense of “end stopping, cessation” = AN.iv.190 (the editions of S and A have saṇṭhāna). At it is translated by “market place,” the comp. saṇṭhāna-gata being explained by the Comm. by saṇṭhāna-mariyādaṃ gatā, but at saṇṭhāna-gata is by the English translator translated “a wealthy man” (vinicchaye ṭhito, Com.), which however, ought to be “in the court house” (cp. vinicchaya-ṭṭhāna), i.e. publicly. In both places there is also variant reading santhāna-˚.

fr. saṃ + sthā