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upāsikā

, f. [ts.], 1. female lay-follower, devotee;
(very frequently combined with upāsaka, q. v. for quota-
tions and references
); 2. female servant; — 1. definitions:
~ā ti saraṇagamanena upāsikālakkhaṇe ṭhitā, Vv-a
60,20; Paṭis-a 676,2; Abh 415; — ~āyo no bhagavā
dhāretu ajjatagge pāṇupetā saraṇaṁ gatā, Vin I
18,25; same formula in sg. A II 205,20; with ayyo,
Vin IV 19,19; with ayyo Udāyi, S IV 124,14; — ahaṁ
. . . ~ā paṭidesitā, A IV 66,16; ~ā Sakyamunino,
Pv 692; dāsī ahosiṁ . . . ~ā . . . Gotamassa, Vv 161;
— saddheyyavacasā ~ā, Vin III 188,19**; saddhā . . .
~ā, S II 235,19; Ap 531,5; sīlavatī ~ā, S IV 250,27*
= A III 80,28*; IV 271,24*; — ~ā aṭṭha varāni yāci,
Vin V 137,9; tāsaṁ . . . ~ānaṁ kā gati, Ud 79,18;
~ā . . . upesuṁ pādavandikā, Ap 539,28; mātu ~āya
gehadvāraṁ gacchāmi, Sp 46,7; 563,12; ārāmagatā
~ā, Ps I 148,1 ad M I 29,7; Pv-a 151,6; kiṁ ~e socasi,
Pv-a 161,7; Mp I 39,9; ~āhi . . . vuttho bhikkhuṇu-
passayo, Mhv XVIII 12; — names of u., cf. lists at
A I 26,16-27; IV 347,20 foll. ≠ Mp IV 160,21 foll.;
some additional names are given here:
Uttarā, Paṭis
II 212,6 (Paṭis-a 671,29); Uposathā, Vv-a 115,17;
Khujjuttarā, Dhp-a I 340,20; Ap 429,31; Gopikā,
D II 272,17*; Cullasubhaddā, Mil 383,1; Migasālā, A
III 347,20; V 139,14; Lakhumā, Vv-a 99,15; Visākhā,
Sp 1342,16; Veḷukaṇḍakī Nandamātā, A III 336,4;
IV 63,12; Dhp-a I 340,20; Sāmāvatikā, Paṭis II
212,7; Sujātā, D II 92,2; Supabbā, Vin III 39,16;
Suppavāsā, Ud-a 122,24 ad Ud 15,8; Suppiyā,
Vin I 216,33; — ifc. an-°; agga-°; anāgāmi-°;
upāsaka-
°; upāsako°; ek° (M I 491,26); mahā-°
(Ja I 148,4; Dhp-a IV 27,5; Mil 15,15); — °-jana,
m., female lay-community; ~ehi . . . pavāritaṁ,
Mhv LXXXIX 30; — °-parisā, f., assembly of
female devotees;
D II 145,11; A II 132,29; —
°-pāli-vaṇṇanā, f., commentary on the text on u.
(i.e.'A I 26,16 foll.); Mp I 458,14; — °-bhāva, m.,
the status of a female devotee;
~añ ca ñatvā, Ud-a
383,8; — °-bhāva-kittana, n., eulogy on the status
of a female devotee;
~ena, Vv-a 60,25 (so read); —
°-bhikkhuṇ'-upassaya, m., abode for nuns which is
named
"Upāsikā" (°-vihāra, q. v.); Mhv-ṭ 408,22; —
°-lakkhaṇa, n., characteristic of a female devotee;
upāsikā . . . ~e ṭhitā, Vv-a 60,20; — °-vihāra, m.,
name of a nunnery;
Mhv XVIII 12; XIX 68 (cf.
Geiger's note
Mhv-trsl.); — °-sata, n. one hundred
female devotees;
~ehi saddhiṁ, S I 195,17; —
°-sikkhā, f., training for female devotees; Vibh 248,5
(Vibh-a 344,12); — 2. ~ā, Ja I 195,20; nāvikass' eva
~āy' eva hatthe pati, As 273,3 (cf. nāvikassa bhariyā,
Dhp-a III 38,21).