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Vaṭṭanā,(f.) [fr.vṛt] in °valī is a line or chain of balls (“rounds,” i.e.rings or spindles).Reading somewhat doubtful.It occurs at M.I,80,81 (seyyathā v.evaṁ me piṭṭhi-kaṇṭako unnat’âvanato hoti; Neumann trsls “wie eine Kugelkette wurde mein Rückgrat mit den hervor-und zurücktretenden Wirbeln”) and at J.V,69 (spelt “vaṭṭhanā-vali-saṅkāsā piṭṭhi te ninnat’unnatā,” with C.expln “piṭṭhika-ṭṭhāne āvuṇitvā ṭhāpitā vaṭṭhanā-vali-sadisā”).The J trsln by Dutoit gives “einer Reihe von Spinnwirteln dein Rücken gleicht im Auf und Nieder”; the E.tsrln has “Thy back like spindles in a row,a long unequal curve doth show.” (Page 594)

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