- eating, feeding on DN.iii.41 (sāka˚ etc.); SN.i.69 (pahūta˚ voracious, of fire), SN.i.238 (kodha˚); Pv.i.9#1 (lohita-pubba˚); Pp.55 (tiṇa˚) Sdhp.388 (tiṇa˚).
- eatable, to be eaten; nt. -ṃ food, prey, in cpd. appa-bhakkha offering no food Vv.84#3 (appodaka +)
■ pl. also bhakkhā (eatables Ja.ii.14; Ja.iv.241 (similar context; = bhojana C.); Pv.ii.9#41 (= āhārā Pv-a.129). It is to be pointed out that bhakkhā occurs in poetry, in stock phrase “dibbā bhakkhā pātubhavanti”; cp. Vedic bhakṣa (m) feeding partaking of food, esp. drink (of Soma), thus something extraordinary.