masculine & neuter a cart, waggon; a cartload DN.ii.110; Vin.iii.114; Ja.i.191; Mil.238; Pv-a.102; Vb-a.435 (simile of two carts); Snp-a.58 (udaka-bharita˚), Snp-a.137 (bīja˚). sakaṭāni pajāpeti to cause the carts to go on Ja.ii.296.
- -gopaka the guardian of the waggon Dhp-a.iv.60
- -bhāra a cart-load Vv-a.79.
- -mukha the front or opening of the waggon, used as adj. “facing the waggon or the cart” (?) at DN.ii.234, of the earth-that is, India as then known-and at DN.ii.235 (comp. Mahāvastu iii.208), of six kingdoms in Northern India. At the second passage B. explains that the six kingdoms all debouched alike on the central kingdom, which was hexagonal in shape. This explanation does not fit the other passage. Could sakaṭa there be used of the constellation Rohinī, which in mediaeval times was called the Cart? Cp. Dial. ii.269.
- -vāha a cart-load Pv.ii.7#5
- -vyūha “the waggon array,” a wedge-shaped phalanx Ja.ii.404; Ja.iv.343; Vism.384.
cp. Sk. śakaṭa; Vedic śakaṭī