mythical fish or sea monster, Leviathan (cp. Zimmer, Altind. Leben 97; Ja.ii.442; Ja.iii.188; Mil.131, Mil.377; Thag-a.204
■ f. makarinī Mil.67.
-dantaka the tooth of a sword fish, used as a pin Vin.ii.113, cp. p. Vin.ii.315
■ as a design in painting or carving Vin.ii.117, Vin.ii.121, Vin.ii.152; Vin.iv.47. In these latter passages it occurs combined with latākamma & pañcapaṭṭhika (q.v.). The meaning is not quite clear.
cp. Epic Sk. makara