Phasu, aka: Phāsu; 3 Definition(s)

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phāsu : (m.) ease; comfort. (adj.) comfortable; easy.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Phāsu, at Miln. 146 (cp. p. 425) “bhaggā phāsū” is un certain reading, it is not phāsuka; it may represent a pāsa snare, sling. The likeness with phāsukā bhaggā (lit.) of J. I, 493 is only accidental. (Page 479)

2) Phāsu, (adj.) (etym. ? Trenckner, Notes 82 (on Miln. 1417: corr. J. P. T. S. 1908, 136 which refers it to Miln. 1315) suggests connection with Vedic prāśu enjoying, one who enjoys, i.e. a guest, but this etym. is doubtful; cp. phāsuka. A key to its etym. may be found in the fact that it never occurs by itself in form phāsu, but either in composition or as °ka) pleasant, comfortable; only neg. a° in phrase aphāsu-karoti to cause discomfort to (Dat.) Vin. IV, 290; and in cpds. °kāma anxious for comfort, desirous of (others) welfare D. III, 164; °vihāra comfort, ease Vin. II, 127; D. I, 204; Dhs. 1348=Miln. 367 (cp. DhsA. 404); Miln. 14; Vism. 33; VbhA. 270; PvA. 12. (Page 479)

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

Phāsu (फासु).—adj. (= Pali id.; see phāṣa, phāsa, and esp. sparśa-vihāra-tā), comfortable, agreeable: Mv iii.48.12 phāsu-vihārāye (mss. cchāsu-, em. Senart); adv., sukhaṃ phāsuṃ viharantu Śikṣ 129.8; yathāsukhaṃ yathāphāsu Mv iii.169.9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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