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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dassāvin, (adj.-n.) (Sk. *darśavant) full of insight, seeing, perceiving, taking notice of. In combination with °ñū (knowing) it plays the part of an additional emphasis to the 1st term=knowing & seeing i.e. having complete or highest knowledge of, gifted with “clear” sight or intuition (see jānāti passati & cp. ñāṇa-dassana). ‹-› (a) As adj.—°: seeing, being aware of, realizing; anicca° S.III, 1; ādīnava° S.II, 194; IV, 332; M.I, 173; A.V, 181 sq.; pariyanta° A.V, 50 sq.; bhaya° S.V, 187: It.96; esp. in phrase anumattesu vajjesu bhaya° D.I, 63=It.118 (cp bhaya-dassin); lokavajjabhaya° S.I, 138; sabba° (+sabbaññū) M.I, 482 (samaṇo Gotamo s° s°); II, 31; Miln.74 (Buddho s° s°); cp. M Vastu III, 51 sarvadarśāvin; sāra°. Vin.II, 139.—(b) (n.) one who sees or takes notice of, in phrase ariyānaṃ dassāvī (+sappurisānaṃ dassāvī & kovido) M.I, 8; S.III, 4; opp. adassāvī one who disregards the Noble Ones S.III, 3, 113; M.III, 17; Dhs.1003 (cp. DhsA.350). (Page 317)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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