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āsandi

, f. [sa. āsandī], long easy chair or sort
of small couch or large seat often with basket-work
bottom; often mentioned together with
pallaṅka, pīṭhaka,
mañca etc.; like e.g. mañcaka (Ja VI 464,11' and
cf.
Vin II 149 where various seats are mentioned) it
is also used as a bier, v.
°-pañcama. It should not be
used by a nun unless the legs are cut off:
Kkh 187,16;
— anāpatti ~iyā pāde chinditvā paribhuñjati, Vin IV
299,25 (SBB XIII 326 n. 1; SBE XVII 27 n. 2); Vin-vn
2285; 2658; Khuddas XXV 1; Utt-vn 234 ~iṁ vā pi
pallaṅkaṁ; D I 7,8 (Sv (I) 86,22; cf. SBB II 11 n. 4);
A I 181,21 (Mp II 292,26); Th 55 (~i nāma dīgha-
pādakaṁ caturassaṁ pīṭhaṁ, Th-a I 137,1); niyā-
mako purimasakaṭe ~iṁ (driver's seat) santharāpetvā,
Ja I 108,5; Ap 352,17; — °-pañcama, mfn. m. nom.
pl.
~ā purisā mataṁ ādāya gacchanti, D I 55,25 =
M I 515,13 (Ps) = S III 207~,4 = Ja V 239,29' (four per-
sons carry on a bier a corpse; cf.
Jacobi, SBE XLV
p. XXIV n. 2); — °-pīṭhakāraka, m., a maker of
chairs and seats;
nom. sg. caṇḍālo as' ahaṁ tattha
~o, Ap 377,21.