an eyewitness DN.ii.237 (nom. sg. sakkhī = with his own eyes, as an eyewitness); Snp.479, Snp.921, Snp.934 (sakkhi dhammaṃ adassi where the corresp. Sk. form would be sākṣād); Ja.i.74- kāya-sakkhī a bodily witness, i.e. one who has bodily experienced the 8 vimokkhas AN.iv.451; Vism.93, Vism.387 Vism.659
sakkhiṃ karoti [Sk. sākṣī karoti] 1 to see with one’s own eyes SN.ii.255; 2 to call upon as a witness (with gen. of person) (rājāno); Dhp-a.ii.69 (Moggallānassa sakkhiṃ katvā); Pv-a.217 (but at 241 as “friendship”). Note. The P. form is rather to be taken as an adv. (“as present”) than adj.: sakkhiṃ sakkhi;, with reduced sakkhi˚; (cp. sakid & sakiṃ). See also; sacchi˚.

  • -diṭṭha seen face to face MN.i.369; DN.i.238;
  • -puṭṭha asked as a witness Snp.84, Snp.122; Pp.29.
  • -bhabbatā the state of becoming an eyewitness, of experiencing MN.i.494; Dhs-a.141.
  • -sāvaka a contemporaneous or personal disciple DN.ii.153.

sa3 + akkhin; cp. Sk. sākṣin