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āmaka-susāna

, n. [āmaka + sa. śmaśāna,
prob, a karmadh.], charnel-ground, cemetery of carrion;
the cpd. is used about a ground where dead bodies may
be found unburnt, but was perhaps originally formed
to designate the precincts of the cremation ground as
a horrible, foul-smelling place with remnants of corpses;

the cpd. does not occur in any canonical text; it is used
in cts. to paraphrase
sīvathikā (which may also be
done by the simple
susāna), and in the tales in later
texts it often corresponds to
susāna in an older version
of the same story;
Vism-mhṭ Se II 102,11 (ad Vism
302,13) explains: yattha susāne chavasarīraṁ chaḍ-
diyati taṁ ~aṁ; ad M I 88,29 sarīraṁ sīvathikāya
chadditaṁ Ps II 60,31 has ~e pātitaṁ, whereas the
corresponding
D II 295,7 is explained Sv 771,15 susāne
apaviddhaṁ; Pv 445 ayaṁ kumāro sīvathikāya
chaḍḍito is explained Pv-a 198,4 by susāne, and the
surrounding tale uses both
susāna (195,15), sīvathikā
(195,20) and ~ (196,18); taṁ mahātalaṁ vippaviddha-
nānākuṇapabharitaṁ ~aṁ viya upaṭṭhāsi, Ja I 61,28
(cf. Vin I 15,12, but with susāna); (Kisā Gotamī) ~aṁ
netvā . . . puttaṁ ~e chaḍdetvā, Mp I 379,22 (her
dead child
); mama dārakam pilotikaṁ attharitvā ~e
nipajjāpetvā, Ja V 429,2 (a living child); ahaṁ imaṁ
cīvaraṁ . . . ~e chaḍḍitaṁ . . . mahā-ariyavaṁse ṭhi-
tvā aggahesiṁ, Spk II 199,32 (Ps III 239,18 calls'the
cemetery
Atimuttakasusāna) ≠ Ja I 372,8, 373,5; kiṁ
amhākaṁ ~ena, Dhp-a III 112,3; rājā Sundariyā
sarīraṁ ~e aṭṭakaṁ āropetvā rakkhāpesi, Dhp-a III
476,17 = Ud-a 259,24; Sirimāya jhāpana-kiccaṁ
natthi, ~e taṁ yathā kākādayo na khādanti . . .
rakkhāpetha, Dhp-a III 106,18 = Vv-a 76,14; ~ as a
place of outrageous deeds
Mp I 423,5, Dhp-a I 176,15,
Ja I 264,17 foll. (Vism 302,13), IV 44,24, VI 10,6 foll.,
Rasav II 5,34; as haunted by jackals Spk III 69,2,
Ja I 489,21, As 315,19; by yakkhas Ja I 265,17; as the
place of a death-offering
Ja III 425,4.