1. (adj.) that which ought to be done, that which is to be performed; nt something to do Dhp-a.i.15. defined as kātabban ti kiccaṃ kiñcid eva karaṇīyan ti Kp-a.218; kattabaṃ karaṇīyaṃ Dhp-a.iii.452.
  2. (nt.)
    1. duty, obligation, service attention; ceremony, performance. The sg. is used collectively as pl
      ■ adj. (-˚) one who is under an obligation, etc., or to whom an obligation, etc., is due AN.ii.67; Dhp.276, Dhp.293; Ja.iii.26; Dhp-a.i.5
      ■ kattabbak˚-karaṇa “the performance of incumbent duties Pv-a.30; idaṃ me kiccaṃ akāsi “he has done me this service” Pv-a.29
      ■ In special sense of the duties to the dead: ahaṃ tava pitu ˚ṃ karomi “I will do the last duty to your father” Pv-a.274
      ; that which is not (his) duty AN.ii.67; Dhp.292, Dhp.293
    2. (as philos. term function; rasa (essence) is either kicca r˚-or sampatti r function or property. Cpd. 13, 213, n. l.; Vism.162 (parivyatta˚ quite conspicuous f.), Vism.264 (abbhañjana f. of lucubrating), Vism.338, Vism.493 (indriyānaṃ kiccaṃ), Vism.547 (tad-ārammaṇa˚, bhavanga˚, cuti˚, etc.); kiccavasena by way of f. Abhdh
      ■ sangaha v.8, cp. Dhs. trsl. 132 (with ref. to Dhs-a.264); kiccato Vism.581
      appa˚; having few or no duties Snp.144 (cp. Kp-a.241
      ārāmika˚ duties of the Ārāma Ja.i.38
      udaka˚; water-performance, ablution DN.ii.15
      kata˚; one who has performed his duties or mission, i.e. an Arahant Snp.1105; Vv.53#1 (cp. Vv-a.231
      bahu˚; having many obligations, being very busy AN.iii.116 sq
      bhatta˚; meal DN-a.i.45 sq. Pv-a.76; freq. in formula kata˚ (see kata), cp. kat-annakicca Dāvs i.59
      mata˚; funeral rites Pv-a.274
      sarīra˚ the duties of the body, i.e. funeral rites Pv-a.74). Note. In compound with kud˚ kicca appears as kuk-kucca (q.v.).
  • -ākiccā pl. (kicca + kicca, see Trenckner, Notes J.P.T.S. 1908, 127; cp. ṭhānāṭhāna, bhavābhava maggāmagga, phalāphala, etc.) duties of all kinds various duties: ativasā assu kiccākiccesu “they shall serve me in all duties” Dhp.74 (Dhp-a.ii.78 = khuddakamahantesu karaṇīyesu “in small and great duties”) ˚esu yuttapayutto māṇavo (cp. a maid “of all work” Vv-a.298; ˚esu ussukā endeavouring to do all duties Snp.298 (but explained at Snp-a.319 as “zeal in what is to be done and what is not to be done,” taken as kicca akicca cp. akicca);
  • -ādhikaraṇa settlement of the agenda at formal meetings of a chapter Vin.ii.89 = Vin.iii.164 Vin.iii.168; Vin.v.101 sq.; Vin.v.150 sq.; See Vin Texts iii.45;
  • -kara doing one’s duty SN.i.91; Snp.676;
  • -karaṇīyāni pl. = kiccākicca, various duties AN.iv.87;
  • -kārin = kiccakara AN.iii.443.

grd. of karoti = Sk. kṛtya