adjective of a bluish-black (purple) colour, discoloured Ja.ii.39 (of a cygnet, bastard of a swan & a crow, “resembling neither father nor mother, i.e. “black & white”). Usually applied to the colour of a corpse (purple, discoloured), the contemplation of which forms one of the 10 asubha-saññās: MN.i.88 (uddhumātaka +); Snp.200 (id.)
■ AN.i.42; AN.ii.17; SN.v.129 sq.; Dhs.264; Ne.27; Mil.332; Vism.110, Vism.178 Vism.193.
vi + nīlaka