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Mātikā

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Mātikā. A portion of the Vinaya Pitaka in its arrangement according to Dhammakkkandhas. DA.i.24 Description: Mātikā (f.) [*Sk. mātṛkā) 1. a water course Vism 554 (˚âtikkamaka); Mhvs 35, 96; 37, 50; SnA 500 (=sobbha); DhA ii.141 (its purpose: "ito c' ito ca udakaŋ haritvā attano sassa -- kammaŋ sampādenti"); VvA 301. -- 2. tabulation, register, tabulated summary, condensed contents, esp. of philosophical parts of the Canonical books in the Abhidhamma; used in Vinaya in place of Abhidhamma Piṭaka; probably the original form of that (later) Piṭaka Vin i.119, 337; ii.8 [cp. semantically in similar sense Lat. mātrix=E. matric, i. e. register. In BSḳ. mātrikā Divy 18, 333] A i.117 (Dhamma -- dhara, Vinaya -- dhara, Mātikā -- dhara; here equivalent to Abhidhamma); Vism 312 (so pañcavasso hutvā dve mātikā paguṇaŋ katvā pavāretvā); SnA 15; KhA 37, 99, 117.

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