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āghātana

(or āghatana; to judge from Ms. tra-
dition
, āghātana seems to be regarded as the correct
form, but the prosodic value
[ - ˇ ˇ ˇ ] appears from
the metrical occurrences
Th 418, Ja VI 113,33*, Mhv X
89, and is permitted by Th 711), n. [sa. āghātana, cf.
āghāta; BHS āghatana (accord, to metre), also spelt
āghātana, see BHSD s. v.], 1. shambles, slaughtering-
place, place of execution, executioner's block
(ord.
meaning
); Abh 521; '~an' ti dhammagandikā vuc-
cati, Sp (III) 570,4 (ad Vin III 151,14); 'acc ~aṁ
gantvā coraghātaṁ etad avoca, Vin III 86,1 foll.
(~-vatthusmiṁ . . ., Sp 478,6 foll.); gāvī vajjhā ~aṁ
niyyamānā, A IV 138,5; nagaraguttiko nam ~aṁ
neti, Ja III 59,15 ≠ Dhp-a II 39,2 ≠ IV 52,11
Mil 110,21; ~aṁ netvā asinā sīsaṁ chinditvā, Ja III
60,21 ≠ I 439,5; loc. dakkhinato nagarassa ~e sīsaṁ
chindatha, D II 321,16 ≠ Ja I 326,2 ≠ Mil 110,19;
gāvo yathā ~e vikattā, Ja VI 113,33*; abl. tuṭṭho . . .
mutto ~ā yathā, Th 711 (Th-a III 15,14 yathā corehi
maraṇatthaṁ ~aṁ nīto); in cpd. Mhv X 89 mahāsu-
sān'-~aṁ (Mhv-ṭ 294,5 mahāsusānañ ca ~-saṅkhā-
taṁ dhammagaṇḍikañ ca kārāpesi); — 2. = death,
either metaph, or in a less specialized meaning
, D I
31,1 foll. uddham ~ā saññiṁ atthānaṁ paññāpenti
(Ee āghat° corrected in trsl, to āghāt°; see uddhamā-
ghātanika and the treatment IHQ VIII 726 foll. in
N. Dutt, The Brahmajāla Sutta; the corresp. M II
229,1 foll. has param maraṇā; Sv 119,3 ~aṁ vuccati
maraṇaṁ); — 3. perh. sphere or seat of death, Th 418
visamūlaṁ āghātanaṁ [ ˇ ˇ - - - ˇ ˇ - ] chetvā
pāpeti nibbutim (following taṇhāmūlavisosano, subj.
ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo; Th-a II 178,6 sattānaṁ
vyasanuppatti-ṭṭhānatāya ~aṁ kamma-kammakile-
saṁ chetvā samucchinditvā; Kern (Toev.) suggests
"means of killing";
Mrs. Rhys Davids trsl, "our tragic
doom"
); — ifv. v. gav° (Vin I 182,3); mahâ° (Ps II
271,12). — — °-gaṇḍikā, f. (often spelt ~-gaṇṭhikā;
frequent Burm. reading -bhaṇḍikā; cf. dhamma-
gaṇḍikā and adhikuṭṭanā, accādhāna, Add. 1944);
loc. ~āya ṭhapita-sīso viya, Sv 474,1 (pt Be āghātana-
bhaṇḍikā adhikuṭṭana-kaḷiṅgaraṁ, yaṁ accādhānan
ti pi vuccati); tassa ~āyaṁ thapetvā sīsaṁ chindatha,
Spk III 25,18 foll. > Ss 79,19 foll. — — °-nissita,
mfn., situated near, connected with the executioner's
block;
Vin III 151,14 (Sp 570,4, see above). — —
°-paccupaṭṭhito, mfn., (metaph.) who is to be ex-
ecuted;
vajja-bandhana-bandho (perh. for -baddho)
~o, Paṭis I 129,9 (Paṭis-a 414,1 ~o ti maraṇa-dhamma-
gaṇḍika-ṭṭhānaṁ upecca ṭhito) = Ud-a 143,19. — —
°âbhimukhaṁ, indecl., to, towards the place of
execution;
~ neti, Pv-a 4,23. āghātana