1. the kusa grass (Poa cynosuroides) Dhp-a.iii.484: tikhiṇadhāraṃ tiṇaṃ antamaso tālapaṇṇam pi; Dhp.311; Ja.i.190 (= tiṇa); Ja.iv.140.
  2. a blade of grass used as a mark or a lot: pātite kuse “when the lot has been cast” Vin.i.299; kusaṃ sankāmetvā “having passed the lot on” Vin.iii.58.
  • -agga the point of a blade of grass Pv-a.254 = DN-a.i.164; Sdhp.349; kusaggena bhuñjati or pivati to eat or drink only (as little as) with a blade of grass Dhp.70; Vv-a.73 (cp. Udānavarga p. 105);
  • -kaṇṭhaka = prec Pv.iii.2#28;
  • -cīra a garment of grass Vin.i.305 = DN.i.167 = AN.i.240, AN.i.295 = AN.ii.206 = Pp.55;
  • -pāta the casting of a kusa lot Vin.i.285;
  • -muṭṭhi a handful of grass AN.v.234 AN.v.249.