an owl Vin.i.186 (˚camma, sandals of owl’s skin); Vin.iii.34; AN.v.289 sq.; Ja.ii.208, Ja.ii.352 (as king of the birds); Mil.403; Dhp-a.i.50 (kāka˚ crows & owls).
- -pakkha owls’ wings (used as dress) Vin.i.305; DN.i.167.
- -pakkhika dress of owls’ wings, or owl feathers AN.i.241, AN.i.296; AN.ii.206; Pp.55 (= ulūka-pattāni ganthetvā kata-nivāsanaṃ Pp-a.233).
Sk. ulūka; cp. Lat. ulucus & ulula owl, ululāre to howl, Ger. uhu; onomat. *ul, as in Gr. ὀλολύζω, Sk. ululi, Lith. ulůti