bare, esp. hard, stony ground Pv.iv.7#5 (= kharakaṭhāna bhūmippadesa Pv-a.265).
- -sāyikā (f.) the act of lying on the bare ground (as a penance) [BSk. sthaṇḍila-śāyikā] SN.iv.118; Dhp.141
(= Dhp-a.iii.77: bhūmisayana); -seyyā (f.) a bed on bare ground DN.i.167≈(variant reading BB. taṇḍila˚) Mil.351 cp. Sk. sthaṇḍilaśayyā.
Vedic sthaṇḍila a levelled piece of ground prepared for a sacrifice. Cognate with sthala, level ground