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kāraṇā̆-ghara,

n. [cf. 2kāraṇā, q.v.], house of torture, for butchering; abbhāghātan ti ~aṁ verigharaṁ, Sp 570,3 (ad Vin III 151,13); ~e pakkhipitvā, Ja II 128,20 (v.l. kāraṇaṁ); ~aṁ pavesetvā, Ja III 125,20 (old [?] reading in MSS. Cks kāraṇatthagharaṁ, Cs corrected to kāraṇagh°; Ce [SHB], MS. Bd, Be, Se 1926 [v.l. kāraṇa°] ban­dha­nāgh°, cf. Ja II 400,12 etc.).