“townbreaker,” a name of Sakka (Indra) DN.ii.260; SN.i.230; Vv.37#4, Vv.62#2; Pv-a.247.

distorted fr. Vedic puraṃ-dara, pura + dṛ; to break, see darī, thus “breaker of fortresses,” epithet of Indra (& Agni). The P. Commentator (Vv-a.171) of course takes it popularly as “pure dānaṃ dadātī ti Purindado ti vuccati,” thus pure + ; see also Trenckner, Notes 596; Geiger,

Pali Grammar

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