, nt.)

woollen stuff, woollen blanket or garment. From Ja.iv.353 it appears that it was a product of the north, probably Nepal (cp. J.P.T.S. 1889, 203); enumerated as one of the 6 kinds of cīvaras together w. koseyya & kappāsika; at Vin.i.58 = Vin.i.96, also at AN.iv.394 (s. ˚sukhuma); freq. preceded by ratta (e.g. DN-a.i.40. Cp. also ambara2 and ambala), which shows that it was commonly dyed red; also as paṇḍu Snp.689; Bdhd 1

  1. Some woollen garments (aḍḍhakāsika) were not allowed for Bhikkhus: Vin.i.281; Vin.ii.174 see further Ja.i.43, Ja.i.178, Ja.i.322; Ja.iv.138; Mil.17, Mil.88, Mil.105; Dhp-a.i.226; Dhp-a.ii.89 sq. Dhp-a.ii.2.
  2. a garment: two kinds of hair (blankets, i.e.) garments viz. kesa˚; and vāla˚; mentioned Vin.i.305 = DN.i.167 = AN.i.240, AN.i.295.
  3. woollen thread Vin.i.190 (explained by uṇṇā) (cp. Vin. Texts ii.23) Ja.vi.340.
  4. a tribe of Nāgas Ja.vi.165.
  • -kañcuka a (red) woollen covering thrown over a temple, as an ornament Mhvs.34, Mhvs.74;
  • -kūṭāgāra a bamboo structure covered with (red) woollen cloth used as funeral pile Dhp-a.i.69;
  • -pādukā woollen slippers Vin.i.190;
  • -puñja a heap of blankets Ja.i.149;
  • -maddana dyeing the rug Vin.i.254 (cp. Vin. Texts ii.154);
  • -ratana a precious rug of wool Ja.iv.138; Mil.17 (16 ft. long 18 ft. wide);
  • -vaṇṇa (adj.) of the colour of woollen fabric, i.e. red Ja.v.359 (˚maṃsa);
  • -silāsana (paṇḍu˚) a stone-seat, covered with a white k. blanket, forming the throne of Sakka Dhp-a.i.17;
  • -sukhuma fine, delicate woollen stuff DN.ii.188 = AN.iv.394; Mil.105;
  • -sutta a woollen thread Ja.vi.340.

cp. Sk. kambala