Truncation sign : * (asterisk) - e.g. kamm*

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, n. [cf. sa. pṛṣṭha, which is orig, a
samāsânta-form of *pṛṣṭhi, cf. avest. parśti, Pali
piṭṭhi; Pali -piṭṭha mainly in loc.'on', 'above'[,
hatthi-gīvāya vā nisinno ~e vā nisinno
rath[ū/u]patthare vā ṭhito, DN I 103,30; ~e nisinno,
Dhp-a III 82,2; ~e ṭhapita-kumbhaṇdam iva (an
instance of unstable equilibrium
), Sv I 73,18 = Ps II