(in compounds); nāḷi a hollow stalk, tube, pipe; also a measure of capacity Vin.i.249; AN.iii.49; Ja.i.98 (suvaṇṇa˚), Ja.i.124 (taṇḍula˚), Ja.i.419; Ja.iii.220 (kaṇḍa˚ a quiver); Ja.iv.67; Dhp-a.ii.193 (tela˚), Dhp-a.ii.257. Cp pa˚.
- -paṭṭa a covering for the head, a cap Ja.vi.370, Ja.vi.444 (text ˚vaṭṭa);
- -matta as much as a tube holds AN.ii.199; Pv-a.283; Dhp-a.ii.70; Ja.i.419 (of aja-laṇḍikā).
Sk. nāḍī, see nala