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Avaṁ,(adv.) [Vedic avāk & avāṁ] the prep.ava in adv.use,down,downward; in C.often expld. by adho.Rarely absolute,the only passage found so far being Sn.685 (avaṁ sari he went down,v.l.avasari,expld. by otari SnA 486).Opp.uddhaṁ (above,up high).Freq.in cpd.avaṁsira (adj.) head downward (+ uddhaṁpāda feet up),a position characteristic of beings in Niraya (Purgatory),e.g.S.I,48; Sn.248 (patanti sattā nirayaṁ avaṁsirā = adhogata-sīsā SnA 290); Vv 5225 (of Revatī,+ uddhaṁpāda); Pv IV.146; J.I,233 (+ uddhapāda); IV,103 (nirayaṁ vajanti yathā adhammo patito avaṁsiro); Nd1 404 (uddhaṁpāda +); DhA.IV,153 (gloss adhosira).-- On avaṁ° cp.further avakkāra,avākaroti,avekkhipati.(Page 80)

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