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inda-gopaka

, m. [sa. indra-gopa(ka)], 1. the
red-velvet insect, the scarlet or lady-fly, Buccella carniola

(commonly called the "rain-insect", as it makes its ap-
pearance when the first rains have fallen: it is covered
with a downy exterior resembling velvet, and of a scarlet
colour
): — syn. indra-badhu" (Platts-H s. v. bīr-
bahuṭṭī, accord, to Hindi Sabd sāgar syn. of indragop);
2. (prob. wrong) accord, to some cts. a red grass or the
kaṇikāra tree; — 1. kuṭikā . . . lohitikā seyyathâpi ~o,
Vin III 42,3 (see trsl. I. B. Horner I 65, n. 1); nava-
vaṭṭhāya bhūmiyā bahū ~ā uṭṭhahiṁsu, Dhp-a I 20,1;
— °-piṭṭhi-sadisa-vaṇṇa, mfn., coloured like an i°'s
back;
~ehi nīca-tiṇehi samannāgatā (bhūmi), Ja V
168,30' (ad 22* nīcā-tiṇā); °-vaṇṇa, a) tatp. m., the
colour of an
i°, Nidd-a I 376,33 ad Nidd I 354,29 lohi-
tako ca vaṇṇo; b) bhvr. mfn., coloured like an i°, ~aṁ
paṭaṁ pārupitvā, Ja IV 187,28 = Dhp-a III 179,8;
°-vaṇṇâbha, mfn., i. q. prec, b); ~o (Ee w. r. ~ā)
yassa lohitako siro, Ja VI 184,6*; rājiyo . . . ~ā, 279,
17*; ~ā Gandhārā paṇḍu-kambalā, 500,1*; lohitakā
subhā ~ā bhūmi, Ap 1,20; °-sañchanna, mfn., covered
with
i°s; ~ā te selā ramayanti maṁ, Th 13 (Th-a I
62,14: indagopaka-nāmakehi pavāḷa-vaṇṇehi ratta-
kimīhi sañchāditā, pāvusa-kāla-vasena evaṁ āha;
cf. Norman, Elders' Verses I 122 f.); etasmiṁ vana-
saṇḍasmiṁ ambā sālā ca pupphitā ~ā, Ja IV 258,5*;
mahī ~ā sobhati harit'uttama, Ja VI 173,25* (suvaṇṇa-
indagopakehi sañchannā, ct.); haritaṁ dakkhisi
mediniṁ ~aṁ, 497,23*; °-sama, °-samāna, mfn.,
simitar to an
i°; akkhi-kūṭāni bhagavato lohitakāni
honti. . . ~āni, Nidd I 355,6 ≠ 449,10; — 2. keci pana
°-nāmāni ratta-tiṇānī ti vadanti, apare kaṇikāra-
rukkhā ti, Th-a I 62,16 ad Th 13 (see above); bhūmi
°-vaṇṇāya rattāya sukha-samphassāya tiṇajātiyā
sañchannā, Ja IV 258,6' (= Cp-a 144,24) ad 258,5*
(see above; expl. grammatically impossible).