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āra-kaṇṭaka

, mn., lit. 'the point of a needle' (cf.
paṇṇasūci); a sort of instrument with a sharp point
(penknife or style) for preparing manuscripts etc.;
nom. sg. idaṁ ~aṁ nāma ayaṁ pipphalako nāma,
Ps II 91,11 (Ee -kantakaṁ; Se -kaṇḍakaṁ); khud-
dakaṁ ~aṁ, Kkh 136,10; acc. sg. ~aṁ pipphalikaṁ
nakhacchedana-sūciṁ . . . sabbaṁ adāsi, Sv 632,2;
loc. sg. ~e pi vaṭṭamaṇikaṁ vā aññaṁ vā vaṇṇamat-
taṁ na vaṭṭati, Sp 292,22 (v. l. -kaṇḍake; Sp-ṭ Be
1960 II 121,19: ~e ti potthakâdi-abhisaṁkharaṇat-
thaṁ kate dīghamukhasatthake; Vjb: ~o pot-
thakâdi-karaṇasatthakajāti; Vmv: ~aṁ nāma pot-
thakâdi-abhisaṁkharaṇatthaṁ kata-dīghamukhasat-
thakan ti vadanti, bhamakārānaṁ dāru-ādilikhana-
satthakan ti keci; cf. Vinayâl-ṭ Be 1962 I 46,15 foll.);
maṇikaṁ piḷakaṁ vā pi pipphale ~e ṭhapetuṁ,
Vin-vn 3067; °âdi-bhedaṁ khuddakam pi mahantam
pi ayokapallam eva, Pp-a 201,10; in a long cpd., see
Sv 634,28 (Ee -kanthaka-); Cp-a 41,5; — ifc. khud-
daka-
° (Sp 1240,28).