adjective mean, miserly, stingy, selfish; usually explained by thaddhamaccharī (Pv-a.102; Dhp-a.iii.189, Dhp-a.iii.313), and mentioned with maccharī, freq. also with paribhāsaka SN.i.34, SN.i.96; AN.ii.59; AN.iv.79 sq.; Dhp.177, Dhp.223; Ja.v.273; Snp.663; Vv.29#5. As cause of Peta birth freq. in Pv., e.g. Pv.i.9#3; Pv.ii.7#7; Pv.iv.1#48; Pv-a.25, Pv-a.99, Pv-a.236
■ (nt.) avarice stinginess, selfishness, grouped under macchariya Dhs.1122; Snp.362 (with kodha).
cp. Sk. kadarya, kad + arya?