neuter that which should be avoided, a fault, sin DN.ii.38; SN.i.221; Vin.ii.87 (thūla˚ a grave sin); AN.i.47, AN.i.98; AN.iv.140; Pts.i.122; Dhp.252; Vb-a.342 (syn. with dosa and garahitabba) Kp-a.23 (paṇṇatti˚ & pakati˚), Kp-a.24 (id.), Kp-a.190 (loka˚) DN-a.i.181 (= akusala-dhamma). Freq. in phrase aṇumattesu vajjesu bhaya-dassāvin “seeing a source of fear even in the slightest sins” DN.i.63; SN.v.187 and passim. -dassin finding fault Dhp.76 (explained in detail at Dhp-a.ii.107)
■ anavajja & sāvajja, the relation of which to vajja is doubtful, see avajja.
grd. of vajjati, cp. Sk. varjya
- “to be said,” i.e. speaking DN.i.53 (sacca˚ = sacca-vacana DN-a.i.160). See also mosa-vajja.
- “to be sounded, i.e. musical instrument Ja.i.500 (˚bheri). Vajja, vajja, vajjum
cp. Sk. vādya, grd. of vad
Vajja3, vajjā, vajjuṃ
Pot. of vad, see vadati.