n. (; scilicetvrata-) a fast regulated by the moon, the food being diminished every day by one mouthful for the dark fortnight, and increased in like manner during the light fortnight (seepipīlikāmadhya-, yava-madhya-or dhyama-)
चान्द्र a. (-न्द्री f.) [चन्द्रस्येदम् अण्] Relating to the moon, lunar; गुरुकाव्यानुगां बिभ्रच्चान्द्रीमभिनभः श्रियम् Śi.2.2. -द्रः 1 A lunar month. -2 The bright fortnight (शुक्लपक्ष). -3 The moon-stone. -द्रम् 1 The vow called चान्द्रायण q. v. -2 Fresh ginger. -3 The lunar mansion called मृग- शीर्ष. -द्री Moonlight; cf. Śi.2.2. -Comp. -आख्यम् fresh ginger. -भागा the river Chandrabhāgā. -मासः a lunar month. -व्रतिकः one who observes the चान्द्रायण vow. q. v.
चान्द्रमस a. (-सी f.) [चन्द्रमस इदम् अण्] Relating to the moon, lunar; लब्धोदया चान्द्रमसीव लेखा Ku.1.25; चन्द्रं गता पद्मगुणान्न भुङ्क्ते पद्माश्रिता चान्द्रमसीमभिख्याम् 1.43; R.2.39; Bg.8.25. -सः The lunar year; विचाली हि संवत्सरशब्दः सावनो$पि गणितदिवसकः ... चान्द्रमसो$पि ŚB. on MS.6.7.39. -सी N. of the wife of Bṛihaspati. -सम् 1 The constellation मृगशिरस्. -2 The stars in Orion.
चान्द्रमसायनः cāndramasāyanḥ निः niḥ
चान्द्रमसायनः निः [चन्द्रमसो$पत्यं फिञ्] The planet Mercury.
चान्द्रायणम् [चन्द्रस्यायनमिवायनमत्र पूर्वपदात् संज्ञायां णत्वम् संज्ञायां दीर्घः स्वार्थे अण् वा Tv.] A religious observance or expiatory penance regulated by the moon's age (the period of its waxing and waning); (in it the daily quantity of food, which consists of fifteen mouthfuls at the full moon, is diminished by one mouthful every day during the dark fortnight till it is reduced to zero at the new moon, and is increased in like manner
during the bright fortnight); cf. Y.3.324 et seq. and Ms.11.217.
m. observer of the moon's course; n. moon-course penance in which the number of mouthfuls eaten decreases by one daily from fifteen at full moon to none at new moon, after which it increases similarly (it may begin either at new or at full moon): -vrata, n. id.
noun (masculine) a lunar month (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a pupil of the grammarian Candra (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of one of the Varṣaparvatas
the light half of a month (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the moon-stone (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (feminine) (Haṭhayoga:) term. techn.
a kind of Solanum (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
moonlight (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a princess (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Yakṣiṇī
Serratula anthelminthica (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
[rel.] name of Devī Frequency rank 17900/72933
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