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inda-nīla

, m. n. [sa. indranīla], and °-maṇi, q. v.,
sapphire, one of the 24 precious stones enumerated
Ud-a
103,25 and Sadd 873,1: vajiro mahānīlo ~o marakaṭo
. . .; may be used in general (with or without maṇi)
about sapphire or more precisely about one variety of
nīla(-maṇi) as distinguished from mahānīla (cf. Finot,
Les lapidaires indiens, p. XVI, XLI, 39 etc.); bahuvi-
dhā maṇayo vijjanti, seyyathīdaṁ ~o mahānīlo joti-
raso veḷuriyo . . . , Mil 118,20 (14 in all); ~aṁ mahā-
nīlaṁ atho jotirasaṁ maṇiṁ ekato sannipātetvā Bud-
dha-thūpaṁ acchādayuṁ, Ap 71,17 (quoted Th-a SHB
309,21; perhaps very late passage, as ct. is found under
Therâpadāna 560 Ap-a 568,27, describing the colour as
that of the
indīvara-puppha); ~aṁ veḷuriyaṁ lohitaṅ-
kaṁ . . . āharuṁ, Mhv XI 16; pavāla-maya-mūlo so
~e patiṭṭhito, XXX 63 (about an artificial bodhi-
tree); Vv-a 111,23 to describe the colour nīla; manosil'-
~ôru-cāru-pabbatapantihi, Jina-c 27; — ifc. nett'-°
(~āni, Samantak 440); — in cpd.s (often fanciful
descriptions and comparisons
) ~ may denote a material,
single gems, or the colour of sapphire;
— °addi-kūṭa,
n. (mountain top); rājāyatana-pādapaṁ ~aṁ va ga-
hetvā, Dāṭh II 13 ≠ Ext Mhv I 689 (describing the
tree used as parasol on the
Buddha's legendary travel
through the air; cf.
Mhv I 52); — °-iṭṭhakā, f. (tile);
Sv 648,4; — °-kavāṭa, m. (doorpanel); Dāṭh II 111;
— °-thūpa, m.; Mhv'l 36 ≠ Thūp 59,19*; — °-maṇi,
see s.v.; — °-maya, mfn., made of or consisting of
sapphire
(s); Sv 617,35 (the nābhi of the cakka-ratana)
= Mhbv 67,4; Ja IV 21,5 (masts of a wonderful ship);
Dāṭh II 9 (thūpa); Samantak 624 (āsana); — °-silā,
f., "sapphire-stone"; ~[ā/a]yâpi katā pākāra-gopurā . . . ,
Jina-c 204 (as if made of).