interr.) how much how great? nt. as adv.: to what extent? pl.: how many? Vin.i.297; k˚ṃ antovassaṃ avasiṭṭhaṃ “how much of the rainy season is left?” Vv-a.66; kittakā pana vo bhante parivāra-bhikkhū? “How many bhikkhus are in your retinue?” Ja.i.32
■ As indef.: a little; kittakaṃ jīvissāmi, Ja.v.505; kittakaṃ addhānaṃ a short time Vv-a.117 (= kiṃva ciraṃ).
fr. kīva, cp. ettaka & BSk. kettaka (Mvu.i.50); see Trenckner, Notes p. 134