ālaya

  1. orig. roosting place, perch i.e. abode settling place, house Ja.i.10 (geh˚); Mil.213; Dhp-a.ii.162 (an˚ = anoka), Dhp-a.ii.170 (= oka).
  2. “hanging on”, attachment, desire, clinging, lust SN.i.136 = Vin.i.4 (˚rāma “devoted to the things to which it clings” K. S.) Vin.iii.20, Vin.iii.111; SN.iv.372 (an˚); SN.v.421 sq. (id.); AN.ii.34, AN.ii.131 (˚rāma); AN.iii.35; Iti.88; Snp.177 (kām˚ = kāmesu taṇhā-diṭṭhi-vasena duvidho ālayo Snp-a.216), Snp.535 (+ āsavāni), Snp.635; Ne.121, Ne.123 (˚samugghāta); Vism.293 (id.) Vism.497; Mil.203 (Buddh ˚ṃ akāsi?); Dhp-a.i.121; Dhp-a.iv.186 (taṇhā); Snp-a.468 (= anoka of Snp.366).
  3. pretence pretext, feint [cp. BSk. ālaya Mvu.iii.314] Ja.i.157 (gilān˚) Ja.i.438; Ja.iii.533 (mat˚); Ja.iv.37 (gabbhinī); Ja.vi.20, Ja.vi.262 (gilān˚).

cp. Sk. ālaya, ā + ; , līyate, cp. allīna & allīyati, also nirālaya