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accharā

, f. (comp, also acchara-; Amg ac-
charā; acchaṭā Vyu 138,42; etymol. unknown; Tr PM
76 compared sa. ācchurita, n. — nakhavādya, no-
ting v. l.
acchurā- Thī 67; the Aṭṭhakathā derived
acchariya from this, see accharāyogga), 1. a snapping
of the fingers
(like to sa. pucchaṭī, mukuṭī, mucuṭī),
Abh 66; in the phrase ~aṁ paharati, (a) as signal
of command:
Ja IV 336,3 (to a peacock); IV 438,5 (to
dogs
); Ps III 153,6 (to a horse); —- (b) expressive of
reprimand:
Ja II 447,28; IV 124,20; Dhp-a I 38,4;
III 8,22; 414,6; — (c) do. of dismissal or refuse:
Ja III 191,21; V 314,14; VI 542,7; Dhp-a I 424,2; —
(d) do. of disregard or contempt: Ps II 524,5; — (e) do.
of satisfaction or joy:
Ja VI 336,25. — 2. the two or
three fingers by which a pinch is taken,
~āya gaṇhitvā
(gahetvā), Dhp-a III 19,10-14 (cf. ib. 18,9: tīhi aṅgu-
līhi gahetvā). Cf. accharā-gahaṇa. — 3. a pinch,
~aṁ sakkharāya (of sugar), Ja V 385,19. —< Ifc. v.
ekacchara-kkhaṇa, ekacchara-matta.