Akkha: 2 definitions

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

akkha : (nt.) sense organ. (m.), axle; dice; beleric myrobalan; a measurement equal to 20 grains. (akkha in the cpds. such as visālakkha, sahasakkha is from the stem akkhi = eye).

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

1) Akkha, 3 (adj.) (-°) (to akkhi) having eyes, with eyes PvA.39 (BB. rattakkha with eyes red from weeping, gloss on assumukha). Prob. akkhaṇa is connected with akkha. (Page 2)

2) Akkha, 2 (Vedic akṣa, prob. to akṣi & Lat. oculus, “that which has eyes” i. e. a die; cp. also Lat. ālea game at dice (fr.* asclea?)) a die D.I, 6 (but explained at DA.I, 86 as ball-game: guḷakīḷa); S.I, 149 = A.V, 171 = Sn.659 (appamatto ayaṃ kali yo akkhesu dhanaparājayo); J.I, 379 (kūṭ° a false player, sharper, cheat) anakkha one who is not a gambler J.V, 116 (C.: ajūtakara). Cp. also accha3.

3) Akkha, 1 (Vedic akṣa; Av. aša; Gr. a)/cwn a(/maca ohariot with one axle); Lat. axis; Ohg. etc. ahsa, E. axle, to root of Lat. ago, Sk. aj) the axle of a wheel D.II, 96; S.V, 6; A.I, 112; J.I, 109, 192; V, 155 (akkhassa phalakaṃ yathā; C.: suvaṇṇaphalakaṃ viya, i. e. shiny, like the polished surface of an axle); Miln.27 (+ īsā + cakka), 277 (atibhārena sakaṭassa akkho bhijjati: the axle of the cart breaks when the load is too heavy); PvA.277. —akkhaṃ abbhañjati to lubricate the axle S.IV, 177; Miln.367.

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