adverb lit. “taking up”, i.e. subsisting on something else, not original, secondary derived (of rūpa form) Dhs.877, Dhs.960, Dhs.1210; Vism.275 Vism.444 (24 fold); Dhs-a.215, Dhs-a.299, Dhs-a.333, cp. Dhs trsln. 127 197
■ Usually (and this is the earlier use of upādā as neg. anupādā (for anupādāya) in meaning “not taking up any more (fuel, so as to keep the fire of rebirth alive)”, not clinging to love of the world, or the kilesas q.v., having no more tendency to becoming; in phrases a. parinibbānaṃ “unsupported emancipation” MN.i.148; SN.iv.48; SN.v.29; Dhp-a.i.286 etc.; a. vimokkho mental release AN.v.64 (A A: catuhi upādānehi agahetvā cittassa vimokkho; arahattass’etaṃ nāmaṃ); Vin.v.164; Pts.ii.45 sq.; a. vimutto DN.i.17 (= kinci dhammaṃ anupādiyitvā vimutto DN-a.i.109); cp. MN.iii.227 (paritassanā).
shortened ger. of upādiyati for the usual upādāya in specialised meaning