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kaṭhina-sūci

, f., a kaṭhina needle, i.e., a needle
for stitching the
kaṭhina cloth; the context in which
~ is used viz. the properties of the Buddha's tongue
(pahūtajivhatā, one of the 32 mahāpurisalakkhaṇas)
shows that it must have been a circular needle (cf.
the expression
taṁ jivhaṁ ~i viya vaṭṭetvā, q.v. in-
fra
); anumasī ti ~iṁ viya katvā anumajji ... jivhaṁ
nīharitvā ~iṁ viya katvā ... dakkhiṇakaṇṇasotaṁ
paveservā tato nīharitvā vāmakaṇṇasotaṁ pavesesi,
Sv 276,10 = Ps III 370,4; so ... taṁ jivhaṁ ~i viya vaṭ-
ṭetvā ... ubho kaṇṇasotāni parimasati, Sv 450,24 - Ps
III 382,7; assa sakalasarīraṁ ~īhi āvijjhitaṁ viya jā-
taṁ, Spk I 302,22; — °-sadisa-loma, mfn., (bhvr.)
with hair like
kaṭhina needles; Sūcilomassā ti,
~assa, Spk I 302,14 (ad S I 207,3).