chaff of corn, pollard AN.iv.169 (yava˚); Ja.i.467, Ja.i.468; Ja.iv.34; Snp-a.165 (in exegesis of palāpa2 variant reading BB palāsa), Snp-a.312 (id.); Ja.iv.34, Ja.iv.35 (perhaps better to read kula-palāso & palāsa-bhūta for palāpa).
Vedic palāva, cp. Lat. palea, Russ pelëva; see also Geiger,
§ 39#6, where pralāva is to be corr. to palāva
prattling, prattle, nonsense; adj talking idly, chaffing, idle, void MN.iii.80 (a˚); SN.i.166 (not palapaṃ), SN.i.192 = Thag.1237; AN.iv.169 (samaṇa in allegory with yava˚ of palāpa1); Snp.89 (māyāvin asaṃyata palāpa = palāpa-sadisattā Snp-a.165), Snp.282; Mil.414 (here also explained as palāpa1 by Snp-a.312) Vb-a.104. In phrase tuccha palāpa empty and void at Mil.5, Mil.10.
Vedic pralāpa, pa + lap; taken by P. Com. as identical with palāpa1, their example followed by Trenckner, Notes 63, cp. also Miln. trsl. ii.363 “chaff as frivolous talk”