to split, break chop, in phrases
- kaṭṭhaṃ phāleti to chop sticks (for firewood) Vin.i.31; Ja.ii.144; Pv.ii.9#51, besides which the phrase kaṭṭhaṃ *phāṭeti.
- sīsaṃ (muddhā sattadhā phāleti (cp. adhipāteti & phalati) Dhp-a.i.17 (perhaps better with variant reading phal˚), Dhp-a.i.134.
- (various: AN.i.204 = SN.ii.88; Ja.ii.398; Cnd.483; Vism.379 (kucchiṃ; Dhp-a.iv.133 (hadayaṃ)
pp phālita. Caus. II phālāpeti to cause to split open Ja.iii.121; Mil.157 (variant reading phāḷāp˚).
Caus. of phalati, phal; a variant is phāṭeti fr. sphaṭ; which is identical with *(s)phal