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kataka

, m. [ts.; EWA-1 s.v.; prakr. kayaga; CDIAL
2691], the tree Strychnos potatorum, the nut of which is
used for clearing water of its content of earthy particles
by rubbing it on the inside of a water pot so that the par-
ticles diffused through the water precipitate; for a de-
scription of which, cf.
katakaṭṭhi, q.v. infra; cf. ZDMG
138 1988: 167; — lex. lit.: ~o rukkhabhedasmiṁ, Abh
1036 (= udakappasādanaphale, Abh-ṭ 568,23); —
°ṭṭhi, n. [kataka + aṭṭhi], the nut of ~; exeg.: udakaṁ
pasādetukāmo ~iṁ gahetvā anto ghaṭe hatthaṁ o-
tāretvā ekadvevāre ghaṁsanamattena udake avip-
pasīdante na ~iṁ chaḍḍeti, atha kho naṁ punap-
punaṁ ghaṁsati, tass' evaṁ karontassa kalalakad-
damaṁ sannisīdati, udakaṁ acchaṁ hoti vipasan-
naṁ, Vism 591,17 (~in ti katakabījaṁ, Vism-mhṭ II
355,22); — pārihārikena ~inā udakaṁ padādenti, Sp
853,21 qu. Pālim 122,18; — °-parikiṇṇa, mfn., covered
with
(boils like) water clearing nuts; ubho pādā ~ā
viya hutvā uddhumātā, Mp IV 133,22 (ad A IV 275,3:
sunehi pādehi); — °-matta, mfn., of the size of the
water clearing nut;
ifc. eka-dve-° (Ps II 50,26); —
°-phala-matta, mfn., of the size of the fruit of ~;
karīsaṁ (scil. of a hare) ~aṁ, Ps II 13,14; — °-bīja, n.,
the stone of
~; katakaṭṭhin ti ~aṁ, Vism-mhṭ II 355,22
(ad Vism 591,17, q.v. supra); — °-bīja-saṇṭhāna, mfn.,
(bhvr.) of the form of the stone of ~; aggapādaṅguliaṭ-
ṭhīni ~āni, Vism 254,8 = Vibh-a 237,8 = Pj I 49,14.