- a stalk, a shaft (cp. gaṇḍī) Ja.i.474; Dhs-a.319 (of the branches of trees: g˚-ākoṭana-sadda)
- a lump, a block of wood (more freq. spelling gaṇṭhikā, q.v.).
- Name of a plant Vv.35#4 (= bandhujīvaka Vv-a.161).
- -ādhāna the putting on of a shaft or stem, as a bolt or bar Vin.ii.172; cp. Vin. Texts iii.213 and gaṇḍī; also ghaṭikā2.
a-n. formation from gaṇḍa or gaṇṭha, see also gaṇṭhikā