a mat: see compounds & kaṭallaka.

  • -sara a reed: Saccharum Sara, used as medicine Dhs-a.78.
  • -sāra (Dhp-a.i.268) & sāraka a mat for sitting or lying on, made of the stalks of the screw-pine, Pandanus Furcatus Ja.vi.474; Ja.v.97; DN-a.i.137; Dhp-a.ii.183

Sk. kaṭa from kṛṇatti: to do wicker-work, roll up, plait; *gert, cp. Gr. κάρταλος, Lat. cratis = E. crate Goth. haurds, E. hurdle


another form of kaṭi (hip), only used in compounds:

  • -aṭṭhika the hip-bone DN.ii.296 = MN.i.58, MN.i.89 = MN.iii.92 (as variant reading). Note. kaṭiṭṭhika at MN.iii.92 and as variant reading at DN.ii.296.
  • -sāṭaka a loin-cloth Ja.iv.248.


= kata in meaning of “original,” good (cp. sat); as nt. “the lucky die” in phrase kaṭaggaha (see below). Also in combination with su˚ & duk˚; for sukata & dukkata (e.g. Vin.ii.289; Dhp-a.iii.486; Dhp-a.iv.150) and in meaning of “bad, evil” in kaṭana. Cp. also kali.

  • -ggaha “he who throws the lucky die,” one who is lucky, fortunate, in phrase “ubhayattha k.” lucky in both worlds, i.e. here & beyond Thag.462; Ja.iv.322 (= jayaggaha victorious C.); cp. Morris in J.P.T.S. 1887, 159. Also in “ubhayam ettha k.” SN.iv.351 sq-Opposed to kali the unlucky die, in phrase kaliṃ gaṇhāti to have bad luck Ja.vi.206 (kaliggaha = parājayasaṃkhāta, i.e. one who is defeated, as opp. to kaṭaggaha = jayasankhāta), Ja.vi.228, Ja.vi.282.

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