adjective crooked Ja.i.216.
Vedic vakra; the usual P. form is vanka
neuter the kidney Snp.195; Kp iii.; Mil.26; Dhs-a.140. In detail described as one of the 32 ākāras at Vism.255, Vism.356; Vb-a.60, Vb-a.239, Vb-a.356.
- -pañcaka the series of five (constituents of the body beginning with the kidney. These are vakka, hadaya yakana, kilomaka, pihaka: Vb-a.249.