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Jihva

Jihva
 Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary
jihva mfn. (said of Agni) (for {yahva} of Padap. and RV. iii , 2 , 9) m. the tongue Hariv. 6325 f. ; ({A}) f. (= {juhU}) id. RV. AV. &c. (ifc. f. {A} MBh. iii , 16137 Hcat.) the tongue or tongues of Agni i.e. various forms of flame (3 are named RV. iii , 20 , 2 ; generally 7 VS. xvii , 79 MundUp. i , 2 , 4 [{kAlI} , {karAlI} , {mano-javA} , {su-lohitA} , {su-dhUmra-varNA} , {sphuliGginI} , {vizvarUpI}] Hemac. ; cf. {sapta-jihva} ; also identified with the 7 winds {pra-} , {A-} , {ud-} , {saM-} , {vi-} , {pari-} , and {ni-vaha}) the tongue of a balance Hcat. i , 5 , 163 speech (Naigh. i , 11) RV. iii , 57 , 5 ; the root of Tabernaemontana coronaria cf. {dvi-} , {madhu-} , {su-} ; {agni-jihva} &c. [cf. Lat. {lingua} ; Goth. {tuggo}.]
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