1. a smaller branch (sākha˚;).
  2. branch-like wood, i.e. hard wood Thag.72.
  3. the body where it branches off from the trunk, i.e. abdomen & thighs the lower part of the body Vin.iv.316 (= adho-nābhi ubbha-jānu-maṇḍalaṃ C.). Cp. Suśruta ii.31, 10.
  4. the extremities (being the 5th stage in the formation of the embryo) SN.i.206.

pa + sākhā; Epic Sk. praśākhā branch