poison, virus venom MN.i.316 = SN.ii.110; Thag.418; Thag.768; Snp.1 (sappa snake venom); AN.ii.110; Ja.i.271 (halāhala˚ deadly p.), Ja.iii.201; Ja.iv.222; Pp.48; Mil.302; Pv-a.62, Pv-a.256; Thag-a.489
■ On visa in similes see J.P.T.S. 1907, 137. Cp āsī˚.
-uggāra vomiting of poison Snp-a.176. -kaṇṭaka a poisoned thorn or arrow, also name of a sort of sugar Dhs-a.203. -kumbha a vessel filled with p. Iti.86 -pānaka a drink of p. Dhp-a.ii.15. -pīta (an arrow dipped into poison (lit. which has drunk poison). At another place (see pīta1) we have suggested reading visappita (visa + appita), i.e. “poison-applied,” which was based on reading at Vism.303. See e.g. Ja.v.36; Mil.198; Vism.303, Vism.381; Dhp-a.i.216. -rukkha “poison tree,” a cert. tree Vism.512; Vb-a.89; DN-a.i.39. -vaṇijjā trading with poison AN.iii.208. -vijjā science of poison DN-a.i.93
■ vejja a physician who cures poison (ous snake-bites) Ja.i.310. -salla a poisoned arrow Vism.503.
cp. Vedic viṣa; Av. viš poison, Gr. ἰός, Lat. vīrus, Oir. fī: all meaning “poison”