1. the (headless) trunk of the body, endowed with the power of motion Vin.iii.107; cp. SN.ii.260 (asīsaka˚); Mil.292; Dhp-a.i.314.
  2. a headless dwarf, whose head has been crushed down into his body Ja.v.424, Ja.v.427 (cp. the story of Dhanu, the Rākṣasa who was punished by having his head and thighs forced into his body, Raghuvaṃsa xii.57).

cp. Sk. kavandha & kabandha