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aṁkusa

, m. [sa. aṁkuça], a hook, crook, (a)
used to guide an elephant,
Abh 367 (opp. tuttaṁ); Ja
VI 489,2; Vin II 196,3* = MN II 105 7*; Dhp-a IV
13,15 (: kunta-tomara); Sv II 398,19 (~o ti matthake
vijjhanakakuṭilakaṇṭako (: tutta, tomara); — (b)
used for plucking fruits from trees, one of the requi-
sites of Brahman ascetics,
Ja VI 529,9' (phalānaṁ
ganhanatthaṁ ~aṁ; —= 'āsada'); Ja V 232,10*; V 89,4
(pacchi-khanitti-°); VI 520,31 (do.); — (c) = (a)
metaph, in the phrase
~aṁ karoti, to take as a direc-
tive
(acc); so taṁ yeva ~aṁ katvā, Ps I 234,22 quoted
Ss 52,24; ovādaṁ ~aṁ katvā, Thī-a 173,19 (cf. pa-
toda, Thī210); attano vacanaṁ ~aṁ katvã, ib. 30;
do. n. (by gender attraction) Th-a (Ce 178,3l) ad Th 82
(idaṁ vacanaṁ . . . aṁkusaṁ jātaṁ). — (d) the fifth
naya in the Netti system, Nett 2,9; 4,25 (Ct. ib.
208,20); 127,19.— Ifc. v. acc-°, daṇdaṁkusapāda;
nir-°, piṇdapātapaṭikkhepa°, vajira°.