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ahi-guṇṭhika

, m. [cf. sa. ăhi-tuṇḍika, which has
crept into some texts and influenced the spellings

°kuṇḍ°, °guṇṭ°, °guṇḍ°, whereas ahi-guṇṭh° and ahi-
kuṇṭh° are prob, genuine variants [like kāla-gata:
kāla-kata] attached, in orthography, either to √guṇṭh
or to √kuṇṭh; perh. to kuṇṭhayati 'to blunt, to render
inefficace'
], a snake catcher; Abh 656 (= vāḷa-gāhi(n);
from Am-k I 8,11); = 'ahi-ggāha', Ja VI 192,9'; cf.
ālambāyana, Cp-a 122,11, and ālambāyana-manta, ib.
127,18, Ja IV 457,12; — (1) as a venom-doctor (visa-
vejja, Ja I 310,25): ~o agadaṁ datvā a-visaṁ (scil.
purisaṁ) kareyya, Mil 305,22; cheko ~o sappassa
daṭṭha-visaṁ ten' eva sappena puna dasāpetvā ubbā-
meyya, Ps II 279,5 (Ee °tuṇḍ°, Ce °guṇṭh°; — nivu-
gediyek, Amāv 144,30); —(2) as a snake trainer (tricks,
etc.
, Sp (II) 362,18—363,10; Cp-a 120,15—122,6, 127,18
—129,25; Ja IV 456,28—458,28; VI 184,23—186,18);
voc. ~a, Ja III 199,1*; nom. mam (ɔ: Campeyyaṁ)
. . . ~o gahetvāna rāja-dvāramhi kīḷati, Cp II 3,2 (Ce
°kuṇḍ°, Cp-a Ee °guṇṭh°), quoted Vism 304,10* (Ee
°tuṇḍ°); ~o . . . tena (ɔ: makkatena) sappaṁ kīḷā-
pento, Ja II 267,15(—268,19), cf. I 370,22-26, III
198,11(—199,23), IV 456,20(—468,21), VI 171,29 ...
191,8-11; instr. ~ena kaṇṭhe parikkhipitvā ṭhapitāya
alakka-mālāya, Ja IV 311,33'; ~ena viheṭhiyamāno,
Vism 304,7; gen. ~assa hatthato, Ja IV 308,7; in
cpd.s:
~-brāhmaṇo, Ja IV 457,12; Cp-a 128,4; 130,5;
~-janā (pl.), Sadd 346,30; ~-hatthe, Ja IV 311,35';
~-hattha-gato sappa-potako viya,Vism 500,15 (°tuṇḍ°)
— Vibh-a 96,20 (C-mss. °guṇṭh°); Cp-a 131,12; ~-sam-
āgato viya pannago, Mil 23,23; — ~assa (or ahi-
guṇthassa) vatthu, title of Ras I 5.