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kaṅka

, m. [ts.; cf. CDIAL 2595; EWA-2 s.v.; DED
1767], a heron (?) (cf. P. Thieme, Kranich und Reiher
im Sanskrit,
StII I 1975: 25); according to lex. lit. =
lohapiṭṭha (cf. Abh 643, q.v. infra; sa. lohapṛṣṭha) be-
longing to the class of so-called
pratudas ("peck-
ers"
) to which vultures, falcons, crows, ravens, pea-
cocks
(cf. M I 429,28, q.v. infra), etc., belong (v. PW,
pW, and MW s.vv. pratud and pratuda); syn. dhaṅka
(cf. S II 256,8; 258,15; 259,23); — lex. lit.: lohapiṭṭho ~o,
Abh 643; — seyyathā pi gahapati gijjho vā ~o vā ku-
lalo vā maṁsapesiṁ ādāya uḍḍayeyya, M I 364,28,29;
yassa pattehi vājitaṁ yadi vā gijjhassa yadi vā ~assa
yadi vā kulalassa yadi vā morassa yadi vā sithilaha-
nuno, M I 429,28.