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asita

, (m.) n. [sa. asida, m., Apastamba-Çrauta-
sūtra 13,1 (= dātra, Ct.); Amg. asiya; cf. hindl ha(rṇ)-
siyā?], a sickle; Abh 448 (dāttaṁ lavittaṁ ~aṁ ≠
dātraṁ lavitram, Am-k II 9,13); 1005 (lavitte asito);
~aṁ gahetvā . . . sāliyo lāyati, Mp ad AN IV 353,9
(the Sālilāyakôpamā) = Ud-a 235,19-29; hatthen'eva
chinditvā vā ~ena lāyitvā vā, Sp (II) 340,7-14
Vin-vn 155, cf. Pj II 148,18 (niddānaṁ karosi); ~ena
lāyitvā . . . -satthena chinditvā . . . pharasunā koṭ-
ṭetvā ... nikhādanena vijjhitvā, Ja V 46,23 (cf.
45,25); tiṇa-hārako ~añ c'eva kājañ ca [see under
asita-vyābhaṅgī] tiṇabandhana-rajjuñ ca . . . chaḍ-
ḍetvā palāyi, Ja III 129,26; abl. sg. su-muttiko 'mhi
tīhi khujjakehi, ~ā su mayā, naṅgalā su mayā,
khudda[y. r. prob, kuṇṭha-]-kuddālā su mayā, Th
43 (accord, to Th-a asitāsu, etc. are loc. pl. instead of
abl. pl.:
lavittehi mayā muttan ti, partly right, for
su stands brachyl, for sumutta). — ifc v. tiṇa-
lāyana-asita
(Ps III 429,1).