Labhati; 2 Definition(s)


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labhati : (labh + a) gets; obtains; attains.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Labhati, (later Vedic labh for older rabh, cp. rabhate, rabha, rabhasa. Related are Gr. lambάnw to get, lάfuron booty; Lat. rabies=E. rabies; Lith. lõbis wealth.—The Dhtp (204) simply defines as “lābhe. ” On the Prk. forms see Pischel, Prk. Gr. § 484.—See also rabhasa) 1. (the very frequent & ordinary meaning) to get, to receive, obtain, acquire.—2. (fig.) to obtain permission, to receive an opportunity, etc., as “pabbajituṃ sace lacchāmi” if I am allowed to receive the pabbajjā Mhvs 18, 5; or “labhamāno niccam pi khāditu-kāmo ‘mhi” if I get the chance I should always like to eat J. I, 478; and passim (cp. Pass. labbhati below). The paradigma of labhati shows a great variety of forms owing to its frequent occurrence (cp. E. “get”). We have selected the most interesting ones. Pres. Ind. labhati rare (late, e.g. Vism. 136); usually med labhate Th. 1, 35; Sn. 185, 439; 1st sg. labhe Pv. I, 64; 2nd sg. labhase J. II, 220; 3rd pl. labhare S. I, 110.—ppr. med. labhamāna S. I, 122 (otāraṃ a°, cp. IV. 178; M. I, 334); also in Pass. sense “getting taken” PvA. 71.—Opt. 3rd sg. labhe Sn. 458, & (med.) labhetha Sn. 45, 46, 217; Pv. II, 97; also (usual form) labheyya PvA. 115. 2nd sg. med. labhetho (=Sk. °thāh) Sn. 833.—Imper. 2nd sg. labha It. 77; 3rd labhatu PvA. 112; med. 2nd sg. labhassu Th. 2, 432; 3rd sg. labhataṃ D. II, 150; 1st pl. (as Hortative) labhāmase Pv. I, 55 (=labhāma PvA. 27); & labhāmhase Pv III, 224.—Fut. 3rd sg. lacchasi (Sk. lapsyati) S. I, 114; Pv. II, 46; III, 37; J. II, 60 (Māro otāraṃ l.), 258; Miln. 126; DhA. I, 29; SnA 405; ThA. 69 (Ap.); 1st sg. lacchāmi M. II, 71; 2nd sg. lacchasi Vv 835; Pv IV. 160; 1st pl. lacchāma J. I, 54; IV, 292; & lacchāmase (med.) Vv 329. Also (the Com. form) labhissati PvA. 190; VvA. 136.—Cond. 1st pl. alabhissāma J. III, 35; med. 3rd sg. alabhissatha D. II, 63.—Pret. (& aor.) (a) 3rd sg. alattha D. I, 176 (alattha pabbajjaṃ); M. II, 49; S. IV, 302; J. IV, 310; VvA. 66, 69; 1st sg. alatthaṃ D. II, 268; Vv 8122; Th. 1, 747; DhA. III, 313; 2nd sg. alattha S. I, 114; 1st pl. alatthamha M. II, 63; 3rd pl. alatthuṃ D. II, 274, & alatthaṃsu S. I, 48.—(b) (Prohib.) mā laddhā (3rd sg. med.) shall not receive (Sk. alabdha) J. III, 138. ‹-› (c) labhi Sn. 994; 1st sg. labhiṃ Th. 1, 218; 2, 78; J. II, 154; VvA. 68; & alabhitthaṃ Th. 1, 217; 3rd sg. alabhittha Pv. I, 77 (spelt bbh); 1st pl. labhimhā (for labhimha) D. II, 147.—Inf. laddhuṃ J. II, 352; DhA. III, 117; PvA. 96.—Ger. laddhā (poet.) Sn. 306, 388, 766, 924; laddhāna (poet.) Sn. 67 (=laddhā, labhitvā Nd2 546); It. 65; and (ord.) labhitva J. I, 150; III, 332; PvA. 95. ‹-› Grd. (a): labbhiya (only neg. alabbhiya what cannot be got) J. IV, 86; Pv. II, 69; labbhaneyya (a°) (in Com. style as explanation of labbhanīya) J. IV, 86 (°ṭhāna); PvA. 65 (°vatthu), 96 (id.); and labbhanīya (as a°-ṭṭhānāni impossible things) A. III, 54 sq. (five such items), 60 sq. (id.); J. IV, 59.—(b): laddhabba J. III, 332; PvA. 112, 252.—(c): laddheyya Pv IV. 325.—Caus. labbheti (for *lābheti, a diff. formn fr. Sk. lambhayati, which is found in P. pa-lambheti) to make someone get, to procure, in 1st sg. aor. alabbhesi Vin. IV, 5=J. I, 193; DhA. III, 213 (v. l. labh°); and in pres. 3rd sg. labbheti J. III, 353 (=adhigameti C.).—Pass. labbhati (fig.) to be permitted, to be possible or proper; (or simply: ) it is to be Mhvs 30, 43; KhA 192 (vattuṃ), 207 (id.).—pp. laddha.—Cp. upa°, pati°, vi°. (Page 581)

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