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kaṁsa

, m. [cf. Amg. kaṁsa; sa. kaṁsa], 1.
metal; brass; bell-metal (cf. 3. infra); precious metal
(i.e., gold or silver); for ex.s of this usage, v. infra; 2.
a metal vessel; ~ would seem to denote primarily a
metal vessel made from iron, copper, brass, white-
copper or other copper alloys; according to lex. lit.
and ct.s it also denotes a vessel made from precious
metals like silver and gold
(v. infra); 3. a gong; 4. a
particular coin
(a monetary unit = four kahāpaṇas;
cf. Vin IV 255,30; 256,1; Sp 919,2); J. Sakamoto-Goto,
Das Udayajātaka, WZKS XXVIII 1984: 60 foll.; —
lex. lit.:
~o bhuñjanapatto, Abh 457 (tassa patto =
bhājanaṁ suvaṇṇarajatâdinimmittam pi ~o nāma,
Abh-ṭ 311,19); patte ca lohabhedasmiṁ ~o catuka-
hāpaṇe, Abh 905 (lohabhedasmiṁ: ayotambâdimaye
bhājanavisese, Abh-ṭ 535,24); — 1. (only recorded in
cpd.s
) kahāpaṇa-rajata-suvaṇṇa-~-patthara-paripūra,
Mil 2,11; suvaṇṇa-rajata-~-tamba-loha-maya, Spk I
243,23; — 2. hitvā satapalaṁ ~aṁ sovaṇṇaṁ satarā-
jikaṁ aggahiṁ mattikāpattaṁ, Th 97 = 862; usabhā
rukkhā ... asso ~o, Ja I 336,12*; hitvā sataphalaṁ ~aṁ
sovaṇṇaṁ satarājikaṁ aggahi mattikāpattaṁ, VI
49,12* = 54,1*; bhutvā sataphale ~e sovaṇṇe satarājike
rukkhapattesu bhuñjantā kathaṁ kāhanti dārakā,
510,4* (= phalasatena katāya kaṅcanapātiyā, 510,18');
ifc. āpānīya-°; puṇṇa-° (Ja IV 107,2*; cf.
107,4-50; bharita-° (Ps II 376,32); sampanna-° (Ps
II 376,32); soṇṇa-° (Vv 34; Vv-a 36,18); — 3. sace
nêresi attānam ~o upahato yathā, esa patto 'si nib-
bānaṁ, sārambho te na vijjati, Dhp 134; seyyathā pi
~e ākoṭite paṭhamaṁ oḷārikā saddā pavattanti, Vism
276,27 = Sp 414,19 (ad Vin III 71,1); Vism 283,13 (ad
276,27) = Sp 424,24 (ad Vin III 71,1); — 4. catukkaṁ-
saparaman ti ettha ~o nāma catukahāpaṇiko hoti, Sp
919,2 (ad Vin IV 255,29); — ifc. aḍḍhateyya-°
(~-parama, Vin IV 256,27); catuk-° (~-parama, Vin rv
255,29).