- a demon goblin, sprite DN.i.54 (T. pesācā, variant reading pisācā, explained at DN-a.i.164 as “pisācā mahanta-mahantā sattā ti vadati”), DN.i.93; SN.i.209; AN.iii.69; Ud.5; Ja.i.235; Ja.iv.495 (yakkha p. peta); Mil.23; Vv-a.335; Pv-a.198; Sdhp.313
■ f. pisācī Ja.v.442.
- malla* in same meaning and origin] a sort of acrobat, as pl. pisācā “tumblers” Mil.191.
- -nagara town of goblins (cp. yakkha-nagara) Vism.531.
- -loha [connected with the tribe of the Paiśāca’s Mhbh vii.4819; cp. Paiśācī as one of the Prākrit dialects: Pischel, Prk. Gr. § 3] a kind of copper Vb-a.63 (eight varieties). Pisacaka = pisaca
cp. Sk. piśāca & Vedic piśāci; to same root as pisuna = Vedic piśuna, & Lat. piget, Ohg. fēhida enmity = Ags. faehp (“feud”), connected with root of Goth. fijan to hate; thus pisāca = fiend