lañca

present, a bribe Ja.i.201; Ja.ii.186; Ja.v.184; Ja.vi.408 (gahita, bribes received); Dhp-a.i.269 (˚ṃ adāsi); Dhp-a.iv.1; Pv-a.209. The word is a word peculiar to the “Jātaka” literature.

  • -khādaka “eater of bribes,” one who feeds on bribes Ja.ii.196; Ja.v.1.
  • -ggāha taking of bribes Ja.v.109.
  • -daṇḍaka a staff given as a present (?) Ja.vi.450 (variant reading volañjanaka˚).
  • -dāna gift of bribes, bribery Ja.iii.205
  • -vittaka one who gets rich through bribes Ja.i.339.

cp. Sk. lañca