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Koṭi

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koṭi : [f.] top; summit; point; the end; ten million.

Koṭi (f.) [cp. Sk. koṭi & kūṭa2] the end -- (a) of space: the extreme part, top, summit, point (cp. anta to which it is opposed at J vi.371): dhanu -- koṭiŋ nissāya "through the (curved) end of my bow," i. e. by means of hunting J ii.200; aṭṭhi -- koṭi the tip of the bone J iii.26; cāpa˚ a bow VvA 261; vema˚ the part of a loom that is moved DhA iii.175; khetta˚ the top (end) of the field SnA 150; cankamana˚ the far end of the cloister J iv.30; PvA 79. -- (b) of time: a division of time, with reference either to the past or the future, in pubba˚ the past (cp. pubbanta), also as purima˚; and pacchima˚ the future (cp. aparanta). These expressions are used only of saŋsāra: saŋsārassa purimā koṭi na paññāyati "the first end, i. e. the beginning of S. is not known" Nd2 664; DhsA 11; of pacchimā koṭi ibid. -- anamatagg' âyaŋ saŋsāro, pubba˚ na paññāyati S's end and beginning are unthinkable, its starting -- point is not known (to beings obstructed by ignorance) S ii.178=iii.149= Nd2 664=Kvu 29=PvA 166; cp. Bdhd 118 (p.k. na ñāyati). -- koṭiyaŋ ṭhito bhāvo "my existence in the past" J i.167. -- (c) of number: the "end" of the scale, i. e. extremely high, as numeral representing approximately the figure a hundred thousand (cp. Kirfel, Kosmographie. p. 336). It follows on satasahassāni Nd2 664, and is often increased by sata˚ or sahassa˚, esp. in records of wealth (dhana) Sn 677; J i.227, 230, 345=DhA i.367 (asīti˚ -- vibhavo); J i.478; PvA 3, 96; cp. also koṭisatā arahanto Miln 6, 18. -- kahāpaṇa -- koṭi -- santhārena "for the price (lit. by the spreading out) of 10 million kahāpaṇas" Vin ii.159= J i.94 (ref. to the buying of Jetavana by Anāthapiṇḍika).
   -- gata "gone to the end," having reached the end, i. e. perfection, nibbāna. Nd2 436; -- ppatta=prec. Nd2 436; as "extreme" J i.67. -- simbalī N. of a tree (in Avīci) Sdhp 194.

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