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aḷa

, n. (or m.), v. l. ala; [cf. sa. ala (or aḍa in
the cpd.
sâḍa, mfn.), the sting of the tail of a scorpion;
see also sa.
ălin; cf. Luders, Festschr. Kuhn (1916)
p. 314 foll.; ala, n., scorpion-poison, MTD], 1. the claw
of a crab; acc
~aṁ abhininnāmeyya (scil. kakkaṭako),
MN I 234,13 = SN I 123,24; ~aṁ sithilaṁ karoti,
Ja III 297,26—298,8; instr. ~ena, Ja I 223,1; III
295,12; 296,7'; aḷa-vasena, Ja II 342,20 (read aḷa-
dvayena, cf. f[ī/i]**?); pl. dve aḷā, Ja II 344,12-16; instr,
pl.
~ehi, MN I 234,16 - SN I 123,28; Ja I 223,4-16
(Mss. alehi); III 298,13; Mp I 24,6; °-saṁkhāta, mfn.,
named
a°; gen. pl. ~ānaṁ ... siṅgānaṁ atthitāya (scil.
'siṅgī migo') vutto (scil. kakkaṭako), Ja III 295,21';
2. the fang of a snake, or the sting of a scorpion, see
aḷaka below;aḷa-cchinna, mfn. (aḷa + chinna,
pp. of chindati, √chid), deprived of the claws; m. ~o
viya kakkaṭako, Ja I 505,8; (metaph.) whose thumbs
(and great toes) are mutilated so that nothing remains
of the nails
, Vin I 91,10 (Sp (V) 1026,27: ~o ti yassa
catūsu aṅguṭṭhakesu (scil. nakhasesaṁ adassetvā, cf.
ib. 25) eko vā bahū vā aṅguṭṭhakā chinnā honti);
Vin-vn 2486 (Ee ala-°).