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Vāyu (P. vāyu/vāyo; T. rlung; C. fengda) translates as air or wind. It is also called vāyudhātu (wind element). It is identified as one of the primary elements (mahābhūta).

Vāyu has the property of movement or motion.

Pali tradition

A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma states:

The air element (vāyodhātu) is the principle of motion and pressure. Its characteristic is distension (vitthambana), its function is to cause motion in the other material phenomena, and it is manifested as conveyance to other places.Template:Manual of Abhidhamma sv

Sanskrit tradition

The Khenjuk states:

The wind element is motion and [its function is] expansion.Template:Gateway1 sv



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