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kattara-daṇḍa

, m., a kind of monk's staff in spite of
the reinterpretation of the ct.s; originally perhaps a rath-
er thin reed to be used only at night, only within the
precints of a monastery, and only to find obstacles in the
dark to avoid injury;
~o kattarehi jiṇṇamanussehi e-
kanto gahetattāya kattarānaṁ daṇḍo, Sadd 341,2;
kattarassa jiṇṇassa ālambano daṇḍo ~o, Sv-nṭ I
194,24 (ad Sv 40,24) ≠ 328,1 (ad Sv 70,22), cf. O. v. HIN-
ÜBER, Sprachentwicklung und Kulturgeschichte, AWL
Jg. 1992 Nr. 6: 68-76, cf. kattara-yaṭṭhi; — anujānāmi
... ajjhārāme ... ~aṁ, Vin I 188,18; considered as part
of
senāsana: evaṁ senāsanaṁ paññāpetabbaṁ: a-
yaṁ mañco ... ayaṁ ~o, Vin II 76,30 = III 160,90; II
208,25; Pālim 232,25; āraññakena ... bhikkhunā ...
~o upaṭṭhāpetabbo, Vin II 217,32; — at the time of the
cts. it had developed into a walking stick:
upāhanaṁ
āruyha ~aṁ gahetvā taṁ ṭhānaṁ gantvā, Vism
125,26, and was rarely used for its original purpose: joti-
kañ ca ~añ ca gahetvā, Sp 275,9; Sv 748,10 = Ps I
233,35 or for warding off animals: soṇādiparissayavi-
nodanatthaṁ ~aṁ gahetvā, Vism 181,33, cf. Ps I
116,17; thus it became part of the parikkhāra of a monk:
~o telanāli upāhanatthavikā, Vism 91,7; Sp 1226,19;
1281,1 (cf. kattara-yaṭṭhi); ~e sukate, Ap 303,5 =
312,10; or an ascetic: aṅkusa-pacchi-tidaṇḍakâdīni o-
lambitvā ... dakkhiṇena hatthena ~aṁ gahetvā, Ja I
9,19 ≠ V 132,5 ≠ VI 52,25 = 520,14; V 187,23 ≠ Ps V
43,14; Cp-a 89,16; a ~ was not considered as a weapon
(in the explanation of nikkhittadaṇḍa); ~aṁ vā danta-
kaṭṭhavāsiṁ vā pipphalakaṁ vā gahetvā vicarati,
na taṁ parūpaghātatthāya, Ps II 206,3 = Mp II 325,7;
Spk I 207,23; may be made from bamboo: Vibh-a 334,6;
Khuddas XL 9 (cf. Th-a I 106,17), or from abandoned
weapons:
Sp 545,1 (cf. GM III 2: 142,8); ~e ... heṭṭhā
ekā dve vā vaṭṭalekhā upari ahicchattaka-makula-
mattaṁ vaṭṭati, Sp 293,10-12 ("on the lower ends of a ~
rings of metal may be fastened, and on top a knob"
); —
~ena lekhaṁ katvā, Ja VI 56,1 = Pj II 97,6 ("having
drawn a line with the
~"); Ps V 44,4; Sp 768,11; 759,4;
— °-koṭi, f, top of a ~; Vmv I 198,14 ("iron rings etc.
fastened to the ~ to produce a sound by knocking against

each other"); cf. kattara-yaṭṭhi-koṭi.; — Rem.: This
seems to describe a staff such as the
khakkharaka of the
Mūlasarvāstivādins, cf. O. v. HINÜBER, AWL Jg. 1991
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