cemetery; only in phrase kaṭasiṃ vaḍḍheti “to increase the cemetery” referring to dying and being buried repeatedly in the course of numerous rebirths, explained by susāna & āḷāhana Thag-a.291-vaḍḍhenti kaṭasiṃ ghoraṃ ādiyanti punabbhavaṃ Vin.ii.296 = AN.ii.54 = Thag.456 (where ācinanti (?) for ādiy˚), Thag.575; Thig.502. Also in compounds -vaḍḍhana Ja.i.146; Ud.72 = Ne.174; -vaḍḍhita SN.ii.178 sq. Cnd.664.
prob. a contamination of kaṭa + sīva(thikā), charnel-house, under influence of foll. va (ḍḍh˚), cp Sk. kaṭa (?) a corpse