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agga-sāvaka

, m., a first or chief disciple; each
Buddha has two (DN II 4,10; Bv II 213; III 30, etc.);
those of Gotama were (1) Sāriputta and (2) (Mahā-)
Moggallāna, Ja III 191,4 (dve~e); Dhp-a l 95,21 (do.);
340,18 (do.); also called Upatissa (aggasāvako) and
Kolita (dutiya-sāvako), Ja I 15,23-24; Bv II 67 (aggā
hessanti sāvakā); Vism 234,3*. — °-ṭṭhāna, n., the
position as chief disciple
, Dhp-a I 96,20 (dvinnaṁ
therānaṁ [scil. Sāriputta and Moggallāna] ~aṁ datvā
pātimokkhaṁ uddisi). — °-vatthu, n., title of Dhp-a
I 83—114. (Cf. sāvakagga, sāvakayuga).