the axle of a wheel DN.ii.96; SN.v.6; AN.i.112; Ja.i.109, Ja.i.192; Ja.v.155 (akkhassa phalakaṃ yathā; C.: suvaṇṇaphalakaṃ viya, i.e. shiny, like the polished surface of an axle); Mil.27 (+ īsā + cakka), Mil.277 (atibhārena sakaṭassa akkho bhijjati: the axle of the cart breaks when the load is too heavy); Pv-a.277 -akkhaṃ abbhañjati to lubricate the axle SN.iv.177; Mil.367.
- -chinna one whose axle is broken; with broken axle SN.i.57; Mil.67.
- -bhagga with a broken axle Ja.v.433
- -bhañjana the breaking of the axle Dhp-a.i.375; Pv-a.277.
Vedic akṣa; Av. aša; Gr. α ̓́ςων α ̔́μαςα ohariot with one axle); Lat. axis; Ohg. etc. ahsa, E. axle, to root of Lat. ago, Sk. aj
a die DN.i.6 (but explained at DN-a.i.86 as ball-game: guḷakīḷa); SN.i.149 = AN.v.171 = Snp.659 (appamatto ayaṃ kali yo akkhesu dhanaparājayo); Ja.i.379 (kūṭ˚; a false player, sharper, cheat) anakkha one who is not a gambler Ja.v.116 (C.: ajūtakara). Cp. also accha3.
- -dassa (cp. Sk. akṣadarśaka) one who looks at (i.e. examines) the dice, an umpire, a judge Vin.iii.47; Mil.114, Mil.327, Mil.343 (dhamma-nagare).
- -dhutta one who has the vice of gambling DN.ii.348; DN.iii.183; MN.iii.170; Snp.106 (+ itthidhutta & surādhutta).;
- -vāṭa fence round an arena for wrestling Ja.iv.81. (? read akka-).
Vedic akṣa, prob. to akṣi & Lat. oculus, “that which has eyes” i.e. a die; cp. also Lat. ālea game at dice (fr.* asclea?)