Aggala, aka: Aggaḷa; 2 Definition(s)


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aggala : (nt.) bolt; latch.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Aggaḷa, & Aggaḷā (f.) (also occasionally with l.) (cp. Sk. argala & argalā to *areg to protect, ward off, secure etc., as in Ags. reced house; *aleg in Sk. rakṣati to protect, Gr. a)lέcw id., Ags. ealh temple. Cp. also *areq in Gr. a)rkέw = Lat. arceo, Orcus, Ohg rigil bolt.) a contrivance to fasten anything for security or obstruction: 1. a bolt or cross-bar Vin.I, 290; D.I, 89 (°ṃ ākoteṭi to knock upon the cross-bar; a. = kavāṭa DA.I, 252); A.IV, 359 (id.); S.IV, 290; A.I, 101 = 137 = IV, 231. (phusit° with fastened bolts, securely shut Th.1, 385 (id.); Vin.IV, 47; J. V.293 (°ṃ uppīḷeti to lift up the cross-bar. — 2. a strip of cloth for strengthening a dress etc., a gusset Vin.I, 290 (+ tunna), 392 (Bdhgh on MV VIII, 21, 1); J.I, 8 (+ tunna) VI, 71 (°ṃ datvā); Vin.IV, 121.

—dāna putting in a gusset J.I, 8. —phalaka the post or board, in which the cross-bar is fixed (cp. °vaṭṭi) M.III, 95. —vaṭṭi = °phalaka Vin.II, 120, 148. —sūci bolting pin M.I, 126. (Page 4)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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