f. any offering or present to Brahmans instead or in the shape of a cow (mostly in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound' [ seeghṛta--, jala--, tila--etc.] , where it also forms diminutives; seeasi--, khaḍga--)
In the Rigveda and later means * milch cow,’ which is often mentioned with special reference to the production of milk, and is contrasted with the bull ’ (vrsabha, pumāmsf aηadvāh). In the plural the word denotes * draughts of milk.’ The derivative, dheηukā, means merely * female.’
noun (feminine) a milch cow or any cow (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
any beverage made of milk (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
any offering or present to Brāhmans instead or in the shape of a cow (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
metaph. the earth (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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