a carpenter, usually as ˚ka: otherwise only in cpd. -sūkara the carpenter-pig (= a boar, so called from felling trees), title & hero of Jātaka No. 492 (Ja.iv.342 sq.). Cp. vaḍḍhakin.
Vedic takṣan, cp. taṣṭṛ, to takṣati (see taccheti), Lat. textor, Gr. τέκτων carpenter (cp. architect) τέξνη art
adjective true, real, justified, usually in combination w bhūta. bhūta taccha tatha, DN.i.190 (paṭipadā: the only true & real path) SN.v.229 (dhamma; text has tathā variant reading tathaṃ better); as bhūta t. dhammika (well founded and just) DN.i.230. bhūta + taccha: AN.ii.100 = Pp.50; Vv-a.72
■ yathā tacchaṃ according to truth Snp.1096 which is interpreted by Cnd.270: tacchaṃ vuccati amataṃ Nibbānaṃ, etc
■ (nt.) taccha a truth Snp.327- ataccha false, unreal, unfounded; a lie, a falsehood DN.i.3 (abhūta +); Vv-a.72 (= musā).
Der. fr. tathā + ya = tath-ya “as it is,” Sk. tathya