indeclinable silently, esp. in phrase tuṇhī ahosi he remained silent, as a sign of consent or affirmative answer (i.e. he had nothing to say against it) DN.ii.155; AN.v.194; Dhp.227; Snp.720 (tuṇhī yāti mahodadhi); Pv-a.117.
-bhāva silence, attitude of consent, usually in form adhivāsesi tuṇhī-bhāvena he agreed Vin.i.17; Snp.p.104, etc
■ SN.ii.236, SN.ii.273 (ariyo t
■ bhāvo); MN.i.161 (id.) AN.iv.153 (id.)
■ Mil.15; Pv-a.17, Pv-a.20, etc.; -bhūta silent Snp.p.140; Vv.20; Dhp-a.172, etc.
Sk. tūṣṇīṃ acc. sg. of fem. abstr. tūṣṇī, used adverbially, from tussati