A monk, elder brother of the Catunikāyika Thera of Kolitavihāra. Abhaya lived in Potaliya-vihāra und once, when ill, sent for his brother und asked for a formula of meditation easy to practise. The latter suggested meditation on food, und Dattābhaya became an arahant (AA.i.343). He is described as strong in appetites und dislikes, but intelligent und keen in understanding. MA.ii.527; DhSA.268.