n. distance, foreign country; wilderness; forest; -ka, n. forest; -gaga, m. wild elephant; -kara, a. living in a forest; wild; -gîva, a. id.; -dharma, m. savage state, wildness; -nripati, m. king of the forest, tiger; -bhava, a. growing in the forest; wild; -mârgâra, m. wild cat; -râg, m. (nm. -rât) lion; tiger; -râgya, n. sovereignty of the forest; -rudita, n. crying in the forest=vain lament; -vat, ad. like a wilderness; -vâsa, m. forest-abode; -vâsin, a. forest-dwelling; m. denizen of the forest; -shashtikâ, f. kind of celebration.
This term denotes the uncultivated land—not necessarily forest land—beyond the village. It is contrasted with home (amā), and with the plough land (krsi), being spoken of as apart (tiras) from men. It is also contrasted with the Grāma, and it is the place where thieves live. The character of the forest is described in a hymn of the Rigveda to the forest spirit (Aranyānī). The dead are carried there for burial, and hermits live there. Forest fires were common.
noun (masculine) name of a Sādhya (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of the Manu Raivata (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a teacher (disciple of Pṛthvidhara) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the tree also called Kaṭphala (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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