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upacikā

, f. [? cf. sa. upadīkā "a species of ant",
upajīkā "ant" (?); cf. Tr. Notes 62; Toev. lI 102;
Sadd 1268,4 "[≠ upadīkā x upacinoti (PED)]"],
the termite or white ant; (cīvarāni) undurehi pi ~āhi
pi khajjanti, Vin I 284,17; tiṇa-santhārako ~āhi
khajjati, 286,25 = II 149,1; — 152,34; Sp 287,11;
Kkh 91,36; Spk III 30,19; seyyā pi senâsanam pi
~āhi palujjati, vammika-rāsi yeva hoti, Sp 778,17;
pāsāṇa-piṭṭhiyaṁ . . . kata-senâsanaṁ, yattha ~ā
nârohanti, Sp 1282,25; māluvā-bījaṁ ... na ~ā
udrabheyyuṁ, M I 306,12; sārabhaṁ nāma kipilli-
kānam vā ... ~ānaṁ vā āsayo, Vin III 151,6;
kipillikānī ti ~āyo, Ja IV 331,18'; disvā ~ānaṁ ca
ācayaṁ, Dhp-a II 25,14; ~āhi vanto ti vammiko,
Ps II 128,30 ≠ Sadd 413,27; paṇḍito rājā . . . ~ānaṁ
vammika-vaddhana-niyāmena dhanaṁ saṁgharanto,
Ja III 320,3'; vammike ~ānaṁ (Ee upasikānaṁ)
pamāṇam vā paricchedo vā n'atthi, Ps IV 156,4;
~ā upari-chadanaṁ katvā attānaṁ pidahitvā goca-
rāya carati, Mil 392,18; — 363,24; Ps II 242,1;
Dhp-a III 15,10; — °-khāyita, mfn., eaten by white
ants;
paṁsukūlan ti . . . ~aṁ undura-khāyitaṁ + ,
Mp III 46,23 ≠ Vism 62,25; — °-bhatta, n., food
for white ants;
cāpā vinimmuttā sarā . . . ~aṁ honti,
Dhp-a III 133,1; — °-rājī, f., a line of white ants;
Vibh-a 28,30; — °-saṅkā, f., danger from white ants;
Sp 779,6; Sp-ṭ Be III 1960 29,26.