the state of being food. In the idiom āhārattaṇ pharati; Vin.i.199, of medicine, ʻto penetrate into food-ness’, to come under the category of food Mil.152, of poison, to turn into food. [According to Oldenberg (Vin.i.381) his MSS read about equally ˚attaṃ and ˚atthaṃ. Trenckner prints ˚atthaṃ, and records no variant (see p. 425)].

āhāra + tta