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isīkā

, f. [sa. iṣīkā], a reed, as opposed to its sheath;
(frequently spelt isikā and īsikā); apparently only used
in a traditional simile
(cf. SBB II 88 n. 2 referring to
SB IV 3,3,16): seyyathā pi ... puriso muñjamhā
~aṁ pavāheyya . . . ayaṁ muñjo ayaṁ ~ā, añño
muñjo aññā ~ā, muñjamhā tv eva ~ā pavāḷhā ti,
"fust as if a man were to pull out a reed from its
sheath . . .",
D I 77,12 (Sv 222,9) = M II 17,27 (Ps
III 263,9) ≠ (Amg.) Sūyagaḍaṅga 2,1,16: se jahā . . .
muñjāo isiyaṁ abhinivattittāṇaṁ uvadaṁsejjā:
ayam, āuso, muñje, iyam isiyaṁ; — muñjā v' ~ā
pav[ā/a]ḷhā [Ee misprint pava°] ekā vihara Sīvali, Ja
VI 67,24*; ~aṁ 67,20; — °-ṭṭhāyi-ṭṭhita, v. r. for
esika°, Sv 105,11 (ad D I 14,2): keci pana ~o Pāḷiṁ
vatvā muñje isīkā viya thito ti vadanti, ≠ Ps III
228,21 (ad M I 517,20, J?eesika°): ~ā [Ee w. r. esika°]
ti muñje isikā viya thitā . . . esika-ṭṭhāyi-ṭṭhito ti pi
pāṭho . . .; — cf. īsikā, esikă.