Visuddhimagga VI-4

Vicchiddaṃ vuccati dvidhā chindanena apadhāritaṃ, vicchiddameva vicchiddakaṃ.


Ñ(VI,4): The cut up: what has been opened up[(apadhārita)] by cutting it in two is called cut up (vicchidda). What is cut up is the same as 'the cut up (vicchiddaka)'.

Paṭikkūlattā vā kucchitaṃ vicchiddanti vicchiddakaṃ.


Ñ: Or alternatively, what is cut up (vicchidda) is vile (kucchita) because of repulsiveness, thus it is 'the cut up (vicchiddaka)'.

Vemajjhe chinnassa chavasarīrassetamadhivacanaṃ.

即与从中央剖开的尸体是同义语。[PTS 179]

Ñ: This is a term for a corpse cut in the middle. [179]

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