the fine red powder between the husk and the grain of rice, huskpowder DN.i.9 (˚homa), explained at DN-a.i.93 by kuṇḍaka. (adj.) made of husk-powder or of finely broken rice, of cakes Ja.i.423 (k-pūva = kuṇḍakena pakka-pūva)- akaṇa (adj.) free from the coating of red powder characteristic of the best rice Mhvs.5, Mhvs.30; Anvs.27 (akaṇaṃ karoti to whiten the rice). Cp. kākaṇa.
- -bhakkha eating husk-powder, a practice of cert ascetics DN.i.166 = MN.i.78 = AN.i.241≈.
Derivation uncertain, possibly connected with kana; positive of kanīyān = small; Vedic kaṇa