shelter, protection refuge, esp. as tt. of shelter & peace offered by the Dhamma. Mostly in combn with leṇa & saraṇa; (see [dīpa & abhaya;](/define/dīpa & abhaya;)), in var. contexts, esp. with ref to Nibbāna (see Cnd. s.v.): DN.i.95 (˚ṃ, etc. gavesin seeking refuge); AN.i.155; SN.iv.315 (maṃtāṇa, etc. adj protected by me, in my shelter)
■ SN.i.2, SN.i.54, SN.i.55, SN.i.107 (˚ṃ karoti); SN.iv.372 (˚gāmī maggo); AN.iv.184; Snp.668 (˚ṃ upeti); Dhp.288; Ja.i.412 (= protector, explained by tāyitā parittāyitā patiṭṭhā); Sdhp.224, Sdhp.289. Cp tātar & tāyati.
from Vedic root trā, variation of *ter in tarati. Orig. bringing or seeing through