ādhāna

  1. putting up, putting down, placing, laying AN.iv.41 (aggissa ādhānaṃ, variant reading of 6 MSS ādānaṃ).
  2. receptacle MN.i.414 (udak˚), cp. ādheyya.
  3. enclosure, hedge Mil.220 (kaṇṭak˚ thorny brake, see under kaṇṭaka).
  • -gāhin holding one’s own place, i.e. obstinate (?) reading uncertain & interchanging with ādāna, only in one ster. phrase, viz. sandiṭṭhi-parāmāsin ādhāna-gāhin duppaṭinissaggin Vin.ii.89; MN.i.43, MN.i.96; AN.iii.335 (variant reading ādāna˚, C. explains by daḷhagāhin); DN.iii.247 (adhāna˚).

ā + dhāna