an irrigated field, prepared for ploughing, arable land in its first stage of cultivation: kedāre pāyetvā karissāma “we shall till the fields after watering them” Ja.i.215; as square-shaped (i.e. marked out as an allotment) Vin.i.391 (caturassa˚; Bdhgh on MV viii.12, 1); Ja.iii.255 (catukkaṇṇa˚); surrounded by a trench, denoting the boundary (-mariyādā) Dhp-a.iii.6
■ Ja.iv.167; Ja.v.35; Pv-a.7 (= khetta). The spelling is sometimes ketāra (Ja.iii.255 variant reading) see Trenckner J.P.T.S. 1908, 112. Note. The prefix ke-suggests an obsolete noun of the meaning “water,” as also in kebuka ke-vaṭṭa; perhaps Sk. kṣvid, kṣvedate, to be wet, ooze? ke would then be k(h)ed, and kedara ked + dṛ; bursting forth of water = inundation; kebuka = kedvu(d)ka (udaka); kevaṭṭa = ked + vṛ; moving on the water, fisherman; (cp. Avs Index Kaivarta: name of an officer on board a trading vessel).

  • -koṭi top or corner-point of a field Vism.180.