snake Vin.ii.109; DN.i.77; SN.iv.198; AN.iii.306 sq.; AN.iv.320; AN.v.289; Mnd.484; Vism.345 (+ kukkura etc.); Vv-a.100; Pv-a.144.

  • -kuṇapa the carcase of a snake Vin.iii.68 = MN.i.73; AN.iv.377.
  • -gāha a snake catcher or trainer Ja.vi.192
  • -guṇṭhika (? reading uncertain, we find as vv.ll. ˚guṇḍika, ˚guṇṭika & ˚kuṇḍika; the BSk. paraphrase is ˚tuṇḍika Divy.497. In view of this uncertainty we are unable to pronounce a safe etymology; it is in all probability a dialectical; may be Non-Aryan, word. See also under kuṇḍika & guṇṭhika & cp. Morris in; J.P.T.S. 1886, 153 a snake charmer Ja.i.370 (˚guṇḍ˚); Ja.ii.267; Ja.iii.348 (˚guṇḍ˚), Ja.iv.456 (T. ˚guṇṭ; variant reading BB ˚kuṇḍ˚), Ja.iv.308 (T. ˚kuṇḍ˚, variant reading SS ˚guṇṭh˚), Ja.iv.456 (T. ˚guṇṭ˚; variant reading BB ˚kuṇḍ); Ja.vi.171 (T. ˚guṇḍ˚; variant reading BB ˚kuṇḍ˚); Mil.23, Mil.305.
  • -chattaka (nt.) “a snake’s parasol”, a mushroom DN.iii.87; Ja.ii.95; Ud.81 (C. on viii.5, 1).
  • -tuṇḍika = ˚guṇṭhika Vism.304 Vism.500.
  • -peta a Peta in form of a snake Dhp-a.ii.63.
  • -mekhalā “snake-girdle”, i.e. outfit or appearance of a snake Dhp-a.i.139.
  • -vātaka (-roga) Name of a certain disease (“snakewind-sickness”) Vin.i.78; Ja.ii.79; Ja.iv.200; Dhp-a.i.169 Dhp-a.i.187, Dhp-a.i.231; Dhp-a.iii.437.
  • -vijjā “snake-craft”, i.e. fortune-telling or sorcery by means of snakes DN.i.9 (= sappa-daṭṭhatikicchana-vijjā c’ eva sapp’ avhāyana-vijjā ea “the art of healing snake bites as well as the invocation of snakes (for magic purposes)” DN-a.i.93).

Vedic ahi, with Av. aži perhaps to Lat. anguis etc., see Walde Lat. Wtb. s. v.