vRSan mfn. (acc. {vRSANam} nom. pl. {-SANas} ; prob. originally raining , sprinkling , impregnating ) manly , vigorous , powerful , strong , mighty , great (applied to animate and inanimate objects) (superl. {-tama}) ; m. a man , male , any male animal , a bull , stallion &c. (also N. of various gods , as implying strength , esp. of Indra and the Maruts) chief , lord (e.g. {kSiti-} , {kSmA-v-} , lord of the earth , prince) a kind of metre N. of a man of Karna ({vRSNI}) f. a mare n. N. of a Saman