the panic seed, Panicum Italicum; millet used as food by the poor (cp. piyangu); mentioned as one of the seven kinds of grains (see dhañña) at Vin.iv.264; DN-a.i.78
■ Mil.267; Mhvs.32, Mhvs.30.

  • -piṭṭha millet flour, in ˚maya made of m. meal Ja.vi.581.
  • -bhatta a dish of (boiled) millet meal Vism.418 (in simile).

derivation unknown, prob. non-Aryan, cp. Sk. kangu