feeding, support, food, nutriment (lit & fig.). The term is used comprehensively and the usual enumn. comprises four kinds of nutriment, viz.
- kabaḷinkāra āhāro (bodily nutriment, either oḷāriko gross, solid, or sukhumo fine)
- phassāhāro Name of contact,
- manosañcetanā˚. Name of volition (= cetanā SN-a on SN.ii.11 f.),
- viññāṇ˚ of consciousness. Thus at MN.i.261; DN.iii.228, DN.iii.276; Dhs.71–Dhs.73 Vism.341.
Another definition of Dhammapāla’s refers it to the fourfold tasting as asita (eaten), pīta (drunk), khāyita (chewed), sāyita (tasted) food Pv-a.25. A synonym with mūla, hetu, etc. for cause, Yamaka, i.3; Yam. A (J.P.T.S. 1910–12) 54. See on term also Dhs trsl. 30
■ Vin.i.84; DN.i.166; SN.i.172; SN.ii.11, SN.ii.13, SN.ii.98 sq. (the 4 kinds in detail); SN.iii.54 (sa˚); SN.v.64, SN.v.391; AN.iii.51 (sukhass˚), AN.iii.79, AN.iii.142 sq., AN.iii.192 sq.; AN.iv.49, AN.iv.108; AN.v.52 (the four), AN.v.108, AN.v.113 (avijjāya etc.), AN.iii.116 (bhavataṇhāya), AN.iii.269 sq (nerayikānaṃ etc.); Snp.78, Snp.165, Snp.707, Snp.747; Mnd.25; Pts.i.22 (the four), Pts.i.122 (id.), Pts.i.55, Pts.i.76 sq; Kv.508; Pp.21, Pp.55; Vb.2, Vb.13, Vb.72, Vb.89, Vb.320, Vb.383, Vb.401 sq. (the four) Dhs.58, Dhs.121, Dhs.358, Dhs.646; Ne.31, Ne.114, Ne.124; Dhs-a.153 Dhs-a.401; Dhp-a.i.183 (˚ṃ pacchindati to bring up food, to vomit); Dhp-a.ii.87; Vv-a.118; Pv-a.14, Pv-a.35, Pv-a.112, Pv-a.148 (utu physical nutriment); Sdhp.100, Sdhp.395, Sdhp.406; AN.v.136 gives ten āhāra opposed to ten paripanthā. -an˚; without food unfed MN.i.487 (aggi); SN.iii.126; SN.v.105; Snp.985.
- -ūpahāra consumption of food, feeding, eating Vin.iii.136.
- -ṭhitika subsisting or living on food DN.iii.211, DN.iii.273; AN.v.50, AN.v.55; Pts.i.5, Pts.i.122.
- -pariggaha taking up or acquirement of food Mil.244 or is it “restraint or abstinence in food”? Same combn. at Mil.313.
- -maya “food-like” feeding stuff, food Ja.iii.523.
- -lolatā greed after food Snp-a.35.
- -samudaya origin of nutriment SN.iii.59.
fr. ā + hṛ; lit. taking up or on to oneself