adjective loose, lax, bending, yielding SN.i.49, SN.i.77 = Dhp.346 = Ja.ii.140; Ja.i.179; Ja.ii.249; Mil.144; Dhp-a.iv.52, Dhp-a.iv.56; Pv-a.13. In compound with bhū as sithilī˚; e.g.
■ -bhāva lax state Vism.502 = Vb-a.100;
■ -bhūta hanging loose Pv-a.47 (so read for sithila˚)
■ -hanu a kind of bird MN.i.429
■ Cp. saṭhila.
Vedic śithira, later śithila