neuter a hole, den, cave AN.ii.33 = SN.iii.85; Thag.189 Mnd.362; Ja.i.480; Ja.ii.53; Ja.vi.574 (= guhā C.); Mil.151 Sdhp.23
■ kaṇṇa˚; orifice of the ear Vism.195; vammīka˚; ant’s nest Ja.iv.30; sota˚; = kaṇṇa˚ Dhs-a.310.
- -āsaya (adj.) living in holes, a cave-dweller, one of the four classes of animals (bil˚, dak˚, van˚, rukkh˚ SN.iii.85 = AN.ii.33; Mnd.362; Bv.ii.97; Ja.i.18.
Vedic bila, perhaps fr. bhid to break, cp. K.Z. 12, 123. Thus already explained by Dhtp.489: bila bhedane
neuter a part, bit Ja.vi.153 (˚sataṃ 100 pieces); abl. bilaso (adv.) bit by bit MN.i.58 = MN.iii.91 (variant reading vilaso). At Ja.v.90 in cpd. migābilaṃ (maṃsaṃ it is doubtful whether we should read mig’ābilaṃ (thus as we have done, taking ābila = āvila), or migā-bilaṃ with a lengthened metri causâ, as the C. seems to take it (migehi khādita-maṃsato atirittaṃ koṭṭhāsaṃ).
- -kata cut into pieces, made into bits Ja.v.266 (read macchā bilakatā yathā for macchābhīlā katā y.). The C. here (p. 272) explains as koṭṭhāsa-kata; at Ja.vi.111 however the same phrase is interpreted as puñja-kata i.e. thrown into a heap (like fish caught by a fisherman in nets). Both passages are applied to fish and refer to tortures in Niraya.
identical with bila1
a kind of salt Vin.i.202; MN.ii.178, MN.ii.181.
cp. Sk. viḍa