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kantan'-attha

, m. [< 2kantana], the meaning of "spin-
ning;" used in "etymology" of
takka (spindle) which is
explained in terms of metathesis of
k and t of the root
kat(i), q.v.; cf. Sp 935,7; saddatthato pana yathā ~ena
ādi-antavipallāsato takkaṁ vuccati evaṁ hi hiṁsanat-
thena [Ee w.r.] sīho veditabbo, Th-a I 5,30 (ad Th: 1,2).[[side 155]]