Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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He was the companion of Ānanda soon after the Buddha’s death and accompanied him to Subha’s house (D.i.204).
The Commentary (DA.ii.386; also DA.i.7 and KhpA.94) says he was so called because he came from the Cetiya country.