Visuddhimagga VI-5

Ito ca etto ca vividhākārena soṇasiṅgālādīhi khāditanti vikkhāyitaṃ, vikkhāyitameva vikkhāyitakaṃ.


Ñ(VI,5): The gnawed: what has been chewed here and there in various ways by dogs, jackals, etc., is what is gnawed (vikkhāyita). What is gnawed is the same as 'the gnawed (vikkhāyitaka)'.

Paṭikkūlattā vā kucchitaṃ vikkhāyitanti vikkhāyitakaṃ.


Ñ: Or alternatively, what is gnawed (vikkhāyita) is vile (kucchita) because of repulsiveness, thus it is 'the gnawed (vikkhāyitaka)'.

Tathārūpassa chavasarīrassetamadhivacanaṃ.


Ñ: This is a term for a corpse in that particular state.

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