1. a (wooden) trough, a vat, tub SN.ii.259; AN.i.253; AN.v.323; Ja.i.450; Mil.56-tela˚ an oil vat AN.iii.58 (āyasā made of iron & used as a sarcophagus).
  2. a trough-shaped canoe (cp. Marāthi ḍon “a long flat-bottomed boat made of unḍi wood,” Kanarese ḍoni “a canoe hallowed from a log”) Ja.iv.163 (= gambhīrā mahānāvā p. Ja.iv.164); Pv-a.189.
  3. a hollow dug in the ground Mil.397.
  4. the body of a lute, the sounding-board (?) Ja.i.450; Mil.53; Vv-a.281.

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feminine an oil-giving plant (?) (or is it = donī1 meaning a cake made in a tub, but wrongly interpreted by Dhammapāla?) only in -nimmiñjana oil-cake. Pv.i.10#10 as -nimmijjani at Vv.3338 explained by telamiñjaka at Pv-a.51 & by tilapiññāka at Vv-a.147

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