baḷisa

Balisa & Baḷisa

masculine & neuter a fish-hook SN.ii.226 = SN.iv.158 (āmisa-gataṃ b.); Cnd.374 (kāma˚ variant reading palisa); Ja.i.482 sq.; Ja.iii.283; Ja.iv.195; Ja.v.273 sq. Ja.v.389; Ja.vi.416; Mil.412; Snp-a.114 (in expln of gaḷa Snp.61); Thag-a.280, Thag-a.292; Vb-a.196 (in comparison); Sdhp.610. On use in similes cp. J.P.T.S. 1907, 115.

  • -maṃsikā (f.) “flesh-hooking,” a kind of torture MN.i.87; MN.iii.164; AN.i.47; AN.ii.122; Mnd.154; Cnd.604; Mil.197.
  • -yaṭṭhi angling rod Dhp-a.iii.397.

cp. Sk. baḍiśa