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āpādikā

, f., a nurse, a foster-mother; nom. sg.
bahûpakārā Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī bhagavato mā-
tucchā ~ā posikā khīrassa dāyikā bhagavantaṁ
janettiyā kālakatāya thaññaṁ pāyesi, M III 253,21
(ct. saṁvaddhikā; hatthe ca pāde ca vaḍḍhetvā paṭi-
jaggikā ti attho, Ps V 69,16) = A IV 276,18 - Vin
II 255,1 = 289,28; tassa buddhassa mātucchā dīpit'
~ā ayaṁ rattaññūnañ ca aggattaṁ bhikkhunīnaṁ
labhissati, Ap 537,21 (Se jīvitâpādikā); ahaṁ visiṭṭhā
sabbāsaṁ jinass' ~ā ahuṁ, ib. 538,14.