he-goat, a ram DN.i.6, DN.i.127; AN.ii.207; Ja.i.241; Ja.iii.278 sq. Ja.v.241; Pp.56; Pv-a.80.

  • -eḷaka [Sk. ajaiḍaka] goats & sheep DN.i.5, DN.i.141; AN.ii.42 sq., AN.ii.209; Ja.i.166; Ja.vi.110; Pp.58. As pl. SN.i.76; Iti.36; Ja.iv.363.
  • -pada goat-footed MN.i.134.
  • -pāla goatherd in ˚nigrodharukkha (Npl.) “goatherds’ Nigrodha-tree” Vin.i.2 sq. Dpvs.i.29 (cp. Mhvs.iii.302).
  • -pālikā a woman goatherd Vin.iii.38.
  • -lakkhaṇa “goat-sign”, i.e. prophesying from signs on a goat etc. DN.i.9 (expld. DN-a.i.94 as “evarūpānaṃ ajānaṃ mansaṃ khāditabbaṃ evarūpānaṃ na khāditabban ti”).
  • -laṇḍikā (pl.) goats’ dung, in phrase nāḷimattā a. a cup full of goats’ dung (which is put down a bad minister’s throat as punishment) Ja.i.419; Dhp-a.ii.70; Pv-a.282.
  • -vata “goats’ habit”, a practice of certain ascetics (to live after the fashion of goats) Ja.iv.318.

aja-pada refers to a stick cloven like a goat’s hoof; so also at Vism.161.

Vedic aja fr. aj (Lat. ago to drive), cp. ajina