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samudra

samudra
Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary
 
samudra m. (n. only RV. vi , 72 , 3 ; ifc. f. %{A} cf. %{udra4} , %{an-udra4} ; for %{sa-mudra} see p. 1168 , col. 2) `" gathering together of waters "' , the sea , ocean (in Veda also , the aerial waters "' , `" atmospheric ocean or sky "' [cf. Naigh. i , 3] ; in VP. ii , 4 , seven circular concentric [elsewhere 3 or 4] oceans are named , viz. %{lavaNa} , `" salt-water "' ; %{ikSu} , `" syrup ; %{surA} , `" wine "' ; %{ghRta} , `" clarified butter "' ; %{dadhi} "' , `" curds "' ; %{dugdha} , `" milk "' ; %{jala} , fresh water "' ; in later language the Ocean is often personified as king of the rivers) RV. &c. &c. ; N. of the number , four (four principal oceans being reckoned by some , one for every quarter of the sky) Gan2it. ; a large Soma vessel RV. vi , 69 , `" 6 ; ix , 29 , 3 &c. ; N. of an immensely high number (1 with 14 cyphers) TS. S3a1n3khSr. MBh. ; a partic. configuration of the stars and planets (when the 7 plñplanets are situated in the and , 4th , 6th , 8th , 10th and 12th houses) VarBr2S. ; = %{rukma} VS. Sch. ; N. of S3iva MBh. ; of a Daitya Hariv. ; of various authors (also with %{sUri}) Cat. ; of the son of a merchant born on the sea Buddh. ; of other men HParis3. ; of a wk. quoted by Padmana1bha Cat. ; of a place ib. ; (%{A}) f. N. of two plants (= %{zaTI} and %{zamI}) L. ; m. or n. N. of two Ssmans A1rshBr. ; of various metres TS. Nida1nas. &c.
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