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|Āyanā，（f．） [？] at DhsA．259 and Vism．26 is a grammarian’s construction，abstracted from f．abstr．words ending in °āyanā，e．g．kaṅkhā › kaṅkhāyanā，of which the correct expln． is a derivation fr．caus．-formation kaṅkhāyati › kaṅkhāy + a + nā．What the idea of Bdhgh．was in propounding his expln． is hard to say，perhaps he related it to i and understood it to be the same as āyāna．（Page 105）|