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kaṇṇikā-lakkhaṇa

, n., a kaṇṇikā mark; accord-
ing to ct.
~ refers to divination on the basis of
marks on an ear ornament or on the wooden roof-
plate of a house
(cf. kaṇṇikā 1.b. and 5); cf. kaccha-
palakkhaṇa, q.v.; yathā vā ... eke ... samaṇabrāh-
manā ... micchājīvena jīvikaṁ kappenti,
seyyathîdaṁ maṇilakkhaṇaṁ ... ~aṁ kacchapalak-
khaṇaṁ, D I 9,23 (pilandhanakaṇṇikāya pi gehakaṇ-
ṇikāya pi vasena veditabbaṁ, Sv 94,25) = 67,33;
lakkhaṇapāṭhakā lakkhaṇaṁ ādisanti, maṇilak-
khaṇaṁ ... ~aṁ ... iti vā, Nidd I 382,2 (Nidd-a I
415,28 = Sv 94,25).