Terms

dUta

dUta m. (prob. fr. 1. {du} ; cf. {dUra}) a messenger , envoy , ambassador , negotiator RV. AV. SBr. MBh. &c. ({-taya} Nom. P. {-yati} , to employ as messenger or ambassador , Naish) {i}) f. female messenger , esp. procuress , go-between RV. MBh. Kav. &c. a kind of bird (= {sArikA}) L. N. of a female attendant on Durga W.
Back