barber, hairdresser, also attendant to the king; his other function (of preparing baths) is expressed in the term nahāpaka (Pv.ii.9#37) or nahāpita (˚ā?) (DN-a.i.157) Vin. DN-a.i.344; DN-a.ii.182; DN.i.51 (= DN-a.i.157, in list of various occupations); Ja.i.60, Ja.i.137 Ja.iii.315; Pv.ii.9#37; Pv.iii.1#4 (where expl. by nahāpita in the meaning of “bathed,” cp. expl. ad Pv.i.10#6) Dhp-a.i.85 (˚vesa disguise of a barber), Dhp-a.i.342 (pasādhana˚ one who arranges the dress, etc., hairdresser).
- -jātika belonging to or reborn in the barber class, in this sense representing a low, “black” birth Pv-a.176.
fr. kḷp, kappeti