Visuddhimagga VI-7

Hatañca taṃ purimanayeneva vikkhittakañcāti hatavikkhittakaṃ.


Ñ(VI,7): The hacked and scattered: it is hacked, and it is scattered in the way just described, thus it is 'hacked and scattered (hatavikkhittaka)'.

Kākapadākārena aṅgapaccaṅgesu satthena hanitvā vuttanayena vikkhittassa chavasarīrassetamadhivacanaṃ.


Ñ: This is a term for a corpse scattered in the way just described after it has been hacked with a knife in a crow's-foot pattern on every limb.

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