sphoTa m. bursting , opening , expansion , disclosure (cf. {narma-sph-}) MBh. Ka1v. &c. ; extension (see {kara-sph-}) a swelling , boil , tumour Car. Susr. a little bit or fragment , chip L. crackling , crash , roar MBh. VarBrS. (in phil.) sound (conceived as eternal , indivisible , and creative) Sarvad. the eternal and imperceptible element of sounds and words and the real vehicle of the idea which bursts or flashes on the mind when a sound is uttered Pat. {A}) f. shaking or waving the arms MarkP. the expanded hood of a snake (= or w.r. for {sphaTA}) L.