vidhā (f.) [cp. Sk. vidhā] 1. mode, manner, sort, kind; proportion, form, variety D iii.103 (ādesana˚); Th 2, 395 (cakkhu˚ "shape of an eye" trsln); VbhA 496 (in expln of kathaŋ -- vidha: "ākāra -- saṇṭhānaŋ vidhā nāma"); DA i.222 (iddhi˚), 294 (in expln of tividha -- yañña: "ettha vidhā vuccati ṭhapanā" i. e. performance, arrangement), 299 (similarly tisso vidhā=tīṇi ṭhapanāni; of yañña). -- Used as (abl.) adv. vidhā in meaning "variously" at Pv ii.952 (C. expln=vidhātabba, not quite correctly; PvA 135). Perhaps the phrase vidhāsamatikkanta is to be explained in this way, viz. "excelling in a variety of ways, higher than a variety (of things)" or perhaps better: "going beyond all distinctions" (i. e. of personality); free from prejudice [i. e. No. 2] S ii.253;iii.80, 136, 170; A iv.53. <-> 2. (ethically) in special sense: a distinctive feature (of a person as diff. from others), a "mode" of pride or delusion, a "form" of conceit. As such specified as three kinds of conceit (tisso vidhā), viz. "seyyo 'ham asmi," "sadiso 'ham asmi," & "hīno 'ham asmi" (i. e. I am better than somebody else, equal to, & worse than somebody else). See e. g. D iii.216; S i.12; iii.48, 80, 127; v.56, 98; Nd1 195; Vbh 367; Sn 842; VbhA 496 (māno va vidhā nāma). -- The adj. form is vidha: see sep.