Ja 117 The Story about the Noisy Partridge

In the present Kokālika blames the two chief disciples, and because of what he says, falls into hell. The Buddha tells a story of a monk who irritated another monk with his bickering and was killed on the spot with an axe (full story).

1. Accuggatātibalatā ativelaṁ pabhāsitā,
Vācā hanati dummedhaṁ, tittiraṁ vātivassitan-ti.

Talking excessively, and much too strongly, and for much too long, by words the unintelligent was killed, like the noisy partridge.

In this connection, much too strongly means through talking again and again, it has the nature of being much too strong.

Talking ... for much too long means talking for an excessive time, that exceeds the measure.

Like the noisy partridge means like the noisy partridge who was killed, so by such words the unintelligent, foolish person was killed.