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ussaṅkha

, m. [ved. ucchlaṅkhá (A V X 2.1, Jaimi-
nīya-Br II 370) cf. ucchvaṅká (ŚBr V 4.1.9); BHS uc-
chaṅkha, ucchaṅga, utsaṅga], hollow, arch of the foot;
taken as adj. in exeg. of
°-pāda at Sv 446,28 foll. = Ps
III 376,24 foll.; function at Sīh Ce 1959 24,7* (~ā āyatā
paṇhī cakkalakkhaṇabhūsitā / hetthāpādatalā tassa . . .)
ambiguous; — °-pāda, m(fn)., whose feet have (conspic-
uous
) arches (one of the 32 auspicious marks on the
body of a
Mahāpurisa; see K. Hoffmann, IIJ IV, 1960,
2-3 pp. 111-118); the variety of spellings and interpreta-
tions in the ct.s and other traditions indicates that the
true meaning was lost at an early date; for an early
paraphrase in Pāli see
D III 155,10-12* (pāda-gaṇṭhi-
r-ahu sādhu saṇṭhitā, maṁsa-lohitâcitā tacotatā upari ca
pana sobhaṇā ahu); the belief that saṅkha = gopphaka
led to interpretations concerning the ankle, and to the
invention of the opposite
adhosaṅkha-pāda, Sv 929,29
(BeSe so, EeCe adho-gata-s.), q. v. (at CPD I Add.
correct "i.q." to "opposite to"); kumāro ~o, D II 17,24
(uddhaṁ patiṭṭhita-gopphakattā ussaṅkhā pādā assā ti
~o, Sv 446,28 foll.; saṅkhā vuccanti gopphaka, uddhaṁ
saṅkhā etesan ti ussaṅkhā pādā, Sv-pṭ II 48,24); Mahā-
puriso . . . ~o hoti, D III 143,20; (Tathāgato) ~o ca
hoti uddhaggalomo ca, 154,16; ~o kho pana so bhavaṁ
Gotamo, M II 136,14 (Ps III 376,24 foll. [read ussaṅkhā
pādā for Ee ussaṅkhapādā] = Sv: Ps-pṭ Be 1961 III
173,7 = Sv-pṭ).