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uttara-pāsaka

, m. [sa. uttara + pāśaka], the
"upper loop", in which the upper hinge, i. e. a projecting
pivot, of the wing of the door revolves; originally a
creeper or rope
(pāsaka !), later prob. a metal contri-
vance, or a hole in the wall
(corresponding to the "little
mortar",
udukkhalikā, below); bhitti-cchiddaṁ karitvā
valliyâpi rajjuyâpi kavāṭaṁ bandhanti, undurehi pi
upacikāhi pi khajjanti, khāyita-bandhanāni kavāṭāni
patanti . . . anujānāmi piṭṭha-saṁghātaṁ udukkhali-
kaṁ ~aṁ, Vin II 148,10-14 ≠ 120,17; kavāṭaṁ katvā
heṭṭhā udukkhale, upari ~e ca pavesetvā kataṁ pari-
vattaka-dvāraṁ, Sp 281,3; Rem. (uttara) pāsaka is
not "the
(upper) lintel (of a door)" (PED), and aggala-
pāsaka is not "the quadrangular end of the bolt of a
door"
(SBE XX p. 106, CPD), but the "staple" into
which the sliding bolt is inserted; cf.
śīlāṅka's ṭīka ad
Acārāṅgasūtra II 1,5,2 aggala-pāsāgāṇi vā: . . . arga-
la-pāsakā vā, yatrârgalâgrāṇi nikṣikpyante (Sp 1207,
23: kapi-sīsakaṁ nāma dvāra-bāhaṁ vijjhitvā tattha
pavesito aggala-pāsako vuccati, "'monkey's head' is
the name of the
a. fixed in the door-post after piercing
it"
).