Two: Description of the Metres

 

2.22 Addhasamavutta
(Ardhasamavṛtta)

Āpātalikā, which in its Classical form belongs to this class, has been described in 15 above. Pupphitaggā was described in 2.12.

Aparavatta, which is derived from Vetālīya, shows the following structure:

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑×

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑× (x 2)

Example: Bhallāṭiya Jātaka Ja 504 vs 25:   

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑−
Vividham-adhimanā suṇomahaṁ,

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑−
vacanapathaṁ tava-m-atthasaṁhitaṁ,

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑−
muñca giri nudaseva me daraṁ This line has pādādilahu.01

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑−
samaṇa sukhāvaha jīva me ciran-ti.