gift, a fee, a donation; a donation given to a “holy” person with ref. to unhappy beings in the Peta existence (“Manes”), intended to induce the alleviation of their sufferings; an intercessional, expiatory offering, “don attributif” (Feer) (see Stede, Peta Vatthu, etc. p. 51 sq.; Feer Index to Avs p. 480) DN.i.51 = DN.iii.66 (d
■ uddhaggikā), cp. AN.ii.68 (uddhaggā d.) AN.iii.43, AN.iii.46, AN.iii.178, AN.iii.259; AN.iv.64 sq., AN.iv.394; MN.iii.254 sq (cuddasa pāṭipuggalikā d. given to 14 kinds of worthy recipients) Snp.482, Snp.485; Iti.19; Ja.i.228; Pv.i.4#4 (= dāna Pv-a.18), Pv.i.5#9 (petānaṃ d ˚ṃ dajjā), Pv.iv.1#51; Mil.257 Vism.220; Pv-a.29, Pv-a.50, Pv-a.70, Pv-a.110 (pūjito dakkhiṇāya) guru-d. teacher’s fee Vv-a.229, Vv-a.230; dakkhiṇaṃ ādisati (otherwise uddisati) to designate a gift to a particular person (with dat.) Vin.i.229 = DN.ii.88.

  • -āraha a worthy recipient of a dedicatory gift Pv.ii.8#6;
  • -odaka water to wash in (orig. water of dedication consecrated water) Ja.i.118; Ja.iv.370; Dhp-a.i.112; Pv-a.23;
  • -visuddhi. purity of a gift MN.iii.256 sq. = AN.ii.80 sq. = DN.iii.231, cp. Kv.556 sq.

Vedic dakṣiṇā to dakṣ as in daśasyati to honour, to consecrate, but taken as f. of dakkhiṇa by grammarians expl. as gift by the “giving” (i.e. the right) hand with popular analogy to to give (dadāti)