Visuddhimagga VI-9

Puḷavā vuccanti kimayo, puḷave kiratīti puḷavakaṃ.


Ñ(VI,9): The worm-infested: it is maggots that are called worms (puḷuva); it sprinkles worms (puḷuve kirati), thus it is worm-infested (puḷuvaka).

Kimiparipuṇṇassa chavasarīrassetamadhivacanaṃ.


Ñ: This is a term for a corpse full of maggots.

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