- play, amusement, sport Pv-a.265 (= khiḍḍā); parihāsa merry play, fun Ja.i.116.
- playing at dice, gambling in -maṇḍala “circle of the game,” draught-board; -ṃ bhindati to break the board, i.e. to throw the die over the edge so as to make the throw invalid (cp. Cunningham Stupa of Bharhut, plate 45) Ja.i.379.
fr. krīḍ to play, sport: see kīḷati
feminine the meaning is not quite defined it may be taken as “attachment, lust, desire,” or “selfishness, deceit” (cp. kerāṭika & kilissati), or “unsettledness, wavering.”
■ keḷi-sīla of unsettled character unreliable, deceitful Pv-a.241. -sīlaka id. Ja.ii.447
■ pañca citta-keḷiyo = pañca nīvaraṇāni (kāmacchanda etc.), the gratifications of the heart Thag.1010 (corr. kelisā to keḷiyo!)
■ citta-keḷiṃ kīḷantā bahuṃ pāpakammaṃ katvā enjoying themselves (wrongly) to their heart’s content Ja.iii.43. Cp. kāmesu a-ni-kīḷitāvin unstained by desires SN.i.9, SN.i.117.
either fr. kil as in kilijjati & kilissati, or fr.; kel, as given under keḷanā