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, n., a spoon strainer; a
kind of portable water strainer shaped like a spoon;
used by monks for filtering water; the ct. may not
have been absolutely clear about the exact shape of a

~; for a picture of different kinds of water strainers,
H. Bechert and R. Gombrich: World of Bud-
56; colakaṁ na ppahoti. anujānāmi... -an ti,
Vin II 118,16 (~aṁ nāma tīsu daṇḍakesu vinandhitvā
[so read] kataṁ, Sp 1207,7; "a so-called spoon
strainer is made by tying
[the fabric] on to three