- to turn round, to move on: doubtful in “kattha vaṭṭaṃ na vaṭṭati SN.i.15; preferably with variant reading as vaḍḍhati
caus 1 vaṭṭeti to turn or twist Ja.i.338 (rajjuṃ); to cause to move or go on (in weaving; tasaraṃ v. to speed the shuttle) Snp-a.265, Snp-a.266. Should we read vaḍḍheti Cp. āvaṭṭeti
caus 2 vaṭṭāpeti to cause to turn Ja.i.422.
- to be right or fit or proper, to behove it ought to (with infin.); with instr. of person who ought to do this or that, e.g. sīlācāra-sampannena bhavituṃ vaṭṭati Ja.i.188; kataññunā bhavituṃ v. Ja.i.122
■ See e.g. Ja.i.376; Ja.ii.352, Ja.ii.406; Mil.9; Vism.184; Dhp-a.ii.38, Dhp-a.ii.90, Dhp-a.ii.168; Snp-a.414 (vattuṃ to say); Vv-a.63, Vv-a.69 Vv-a.75; Pv-a.38 (dātuṃ). The noun to vaṭṭati is vatta (not vaṭṭa!).
Vedic vṛt. The representative of vattati (= Sk. vartate) in specialized meaning. The regular meaning of *vartate (with vaṭṭana), viz. “turning round,” is attached to vaṭṭati only in later Pāli & sometimes doubtful. It is found also in the Caus.; vaṭṭeti The defn of vaṭṭ; (literal meaning) at Dhtp.89 is “vaṭṭana,” and at Dhtm.107 “āvattana”