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ārakkhaka

, mfn. [sa. ārakṣaka], 1. who or what
protects or guards; nom. pl.
sabbe ~ā devā sukhaṁ
yantu navaṁ navaṁ, Sadd 928,2*; acc. pl. paṭisattuṁ
nivāretuṁ yojetv' ~e jane, Mhv XCIV 8; 2. m., a
guardian
(in a monastery; see Geiger, Culture § 187);
acc. pl. ~e ca hatthibaṇḍe ca upaṭṭhapesi, Ap-a 180,13;
~e pakkosāpetvā, Sīh 64,9; gen. dat. pl. lābhag-
gāmam adā tass' ~ānaṁ mahesiyā, Mhv XLII 61;
~ānaṁ paṭipādetvā, Ras I 39,29; ~ānaṁ santikaṁ
gantvā, ib. 40,8; instr, pl. ~ehi tvaṁ bho kasmā na
gacchasi, ib. 40,30; — — -°-devatā, f., a tutelary
deity; Spk I 218,17-18; cf. ārakkha-devatā; — °-purisa,
m., a watchman; Th-a III 40,23; Cp-a 244,3; Ap-a 176
n. 14 (Ee -parisā); 182,17; cf. ārakkha-purisa.