Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A class of demons, chiefly nocturnal and harmful.
They usually have their haunt in the water and devour men when bathing there.
Some of them live in the sea. e.g., Thag.v.931; SN. vs. 310; J.i.127; vi. 469; DhA.i.367; iii.74; Mhv.xii.45, etc.