neuter what is ground, grindings, crushed seeds, flour. Vin.i.201, Vin.i.203; Vin.iv.261 Vin.iv.341 (tila˚ = piññāka); Ja.ii.244 (māsa˚). As piṭṭhi at Ja.i.347.

  • -khādaniya “flour-eatables,” i.e. pastry Vin.i.248 (cp. Vin. Texts ii.139).
  • -dhītalikā a flour-doll, i.e. made of paste or a lump of flour Pv-a.16, Pv-a.19 (cp. uddāna to the 1st vagga p. 67 piṭṭhi & reading piṇḍa˚ on p. 17);
  • -piṇḍi a lump of flour Vism.500 (in comp.).
  • -madda flour paste Vin.ii.151 (explained in C. by piṭṭha-khali; cp piṭṭhi-madda Ja.iii.226, which would correspond to piṣṭī).
  • -surā (intoxicating) extract or spirits of flour Vv-a.73.

pp. of piṃsati2. cp. Sk. piṣṭa


neuter a lintel (of a door) Vin.i.47 (kavāṭa˚); Vin.ii.120 (˚sanghāṭa, cp. Vin Texts iii.105), Vin.ii.148, Vin.ii.207.

identical in form with piṭṭha3


neuter back, hind part; also surface, top Ja.i.167 (pāsāṇa˚ top of a rock). Usually in oblique cases as adv., viz. instr. piṭṭhena along, over beside, by way of, on Ja.ii.111 (udaka˚); Ja.iv.3 (samudda˚) loc. piṭṭhe by the side of, near, at: parikhā˚ at a ditch Pv-a.201; on, on top of, on the back of (animals) ammaṇassa p. Ja.vi.381 (cp. piṭṭhiyaṃ); tiṇa˚ Ja.iv.444 panka˚ Ja.i.223; samudda˚ Ja.i.202
■ assa˚ on horseback DN.i.103; similarly: vāraṇassa p. Ja.i.358; sīha˚ Ja.ii.244 haṭṭhi˚ Ja.ii.244; Ja.iii.392. See also following. Pitthi & Pitthi

cp. Vedic pṛṣṭha, explained by Grassmann as pra-stha, i.e. what stands out