Two: Description of the Metres

 

2.23 Visamavutta
(Visamavṛtta)

In Lakkhaṇasuttanta DN. 30 we find two metres belonging to this class, which has four dissimilar lines to the verse. The first is derived from mattāchandas:

Upaṭṭhitappacupita:

⏔−−⏑⏑−⏑−,⏑−⏑⏑−×

⏔−⏔⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−×

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑×

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−×

Example from Lakkhaṇasuttanta, (D. 30. 1. 30): The text here is based on K.R.Norman's reconstruction in The metres of the Lakkhaṇa-suttanta (I). CP III, pgs 45ff.01   

−−−⏑⏑−⏑−,⏑−⏑⏑−−
Akkhodañ-ca adhiṭṭhahī adāsi ca dānaṁ,

−−⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−−
vatthāni ca sukhumāni succhavīnī,

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑−
purimatarabhavĕ ṭhito,

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−−
abhivisaji mahim-iva suro abhivassaṁ

 

Uggatā (from gaṇacchandas):

⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−×

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

⏔⏑⏔⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑×

⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

Example from Lakkhaṇasuttanta, (D. 30. 2.12):   

⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−−
Sugatīsu so phalavipākaṁ,

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−
anubhavati tattha modati,

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−
idha ca pana bhavati gopakhumo,

⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−
abhinīlanettanayano sudassano.