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kataka/kaṭaka

, m., a kind of file for removing cal-
lous skin from the feet; according to the discussion in the

Vinaya (cf. Vin II 143,2, q.v. infra) about which kind of
earthenware is allowed to monks, a ~ is made of clay; ac-
cording to the ct., it either has the shape of the
kaṇṇikā
of a lotus (v. kaṇṇikā 1.a.) mounted with kaṇṭakas (v.
kaṇṭaka 1.a) or is quadrangular or the like; for archaeo-
logical evidence corroborating the
Vinaya and the ct., cf.
H. Härtel, Excavations at Sonkh, Berlin 1993: 222-
225; for a ~ mounted with kaṇṭakas, v. op. cit.: 224 no.
1 (with sharp kaṇṭakas), 225 no. 21 (with knobs); for a
~ in the shape of a
kaṇṇikā, v. ibid.: 225 no. 13; for
examples of a quadrangular
kataka, etc., cf. ibid.: 224
foll.; a ~ is not allowed to monks because it is considered
a luxury item
(ct. so; v. exeg. infra); — exeg.: -an (BeCe
so; Ee
-ṭ-) nāma padumakaṇṇikâkāraṁ pādaghaṁ-
sanatthaṁ kaṇṭake uṭṭhāpetvā kataṁ. taṁ vaṭṭaṁ
(so read with v.l.; Ee -tt-) vā hotu caturassâdibhedaṁ
vā bāhulikânuyogattā paṭikkhittam eva, Sp 1209,27
(cf. Vin-vn 2787); — Visākhā ... ghaṭakaṁ ca ~añ ca
samma jjaniñ ca ādāya yena bhagavā ten' upasaṁ-
kami, Vin II 129,26; na bhikkhave ~aṁ paribhuñji-
tabbaṁ. yo paribhuñjeyya, āpatti dukkaṭassa, 130,3;
anujānāmi bhikkhave ... ṭhapetvā ~añ ca kumbha-
kārikañ ca sabbaṁ mattikābhaṇḍaṁ, 143,2 (cf.
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