- a sword (often with dhanu, bow) at DN.i.7 (Dhp.i.89 = asi) as one of the forbidden articles of ornament (cp. BSk. khaḍga-maṇi Divy.147, one of the royal insignia)
■ khaggaṃ bhandati to gird on one’s sword Pv-a.154, khaggaṃ sannayhati id. Dhp-a.iii.75 -gāhaka a sword-bearer Mil.114; -tala sword-blade Mhvs.25, Mhvs.90.
- a rhinoceros Ja.v.406 (= gavaja); Ja.v.416; Ja.vi.277 (˚miga), Ja.vi.538. In cpd. -visāṇā (cp. BSk khaḍgaviṣāṇa Divy.294 = Snp.36) the horn of a rh (: khagga-visāṇaṃ nāma khagga-miga-singaṃ Snp-a.65; Snp.35 sq. (Name of Sutta); Cnd.217 (khagga-visāṇa-kappa “like the horn of the rh.” Esp. of a Paccekabuddha (cp. Divy.294, Divy.582), also at Vism.234.
Sk. khaḍga; perhaps to Lat. clades and gladius; cp. also kūṭa3