द्यूतः तम् [दिव्-भावे-क्त-ऊठ् अर्धर्चा˚] 1 Play, gambling, playing with dice; द्यूतं हि नाम पुरुषस्यासिंहासनं राज्यम् Mk.2; द्रव्यं लब्धं द्यूतेनैव दारा मित्रं द्यूतेनैव । दत्तं भुक्तं द्यूतेनैव सर्वं नष्टं द्यूतेनैव 2.7; अप्राणिभिर्यत् क्रियते तल्लोके द्यूतमुज्यते Ms.9.223. -2 (fig.) A battle, fight; Mb. 3. -3 The prize won; Mb.9. -Comp. -अधिकारिन् m. the keeper of a gamblinghouse. -करः, -कृत् m. a gamester, a gambler; अयं द्यूतकरः सभिकेन खलीक्रियते Mk.2. -कारः, -कारकः 1 the keeper of a gambling house. -2 a gambler. -क्रीडा playing at dice, gambling. -धर्मः the laws concerning gambling; Ms 9.22. -पूर्णिमा, -पौर्णिमा the day of full moon in the month of Āśvina (also called कोजागर) when people spend their time in games of chance in honour of Lakṣmī, the goddess of wealth. -प्रतिपद् f. the first day of the bright half of Kārtika (usually spent in gambling). -बीजम् a cowrie, a shell used in playing. -मण्डलम् 1 a gambling house; गमनं परिकर्षं च कृष्णाया द्यूतमण्डले Mb.2.79.32. -2 a circle drawn round a gambler (to make him play); cf. द्यूतकर- मण्डली; Mk.2.6-7. -लेखकः, -कम् a gambling bill or one who marks the score at gambling; cf. Mk.2.19-2. -वृत्तिः 1 professional gambler; मित्रधृग् द्यूतवृत्तिश्च पुत्राचार्य- स्तथैव च Ms.3.16. -2 the keeper of a gambling-house. Ms.3.16. -सभा, -समाजः 1 a gambling-house. -2 an assembly of gamblers.
n. gambling (for, lc., --°ree;): often fig. of the hazard of battle; booty: -kara, m. gambler; -kâra, m. id.; -krit, m. id.; -dâsa, m., î, f. slave won at play; -dharma, m. laws concerning gambling; -vartman, n. method of gambling; -vritti, m. professional gambler, keeper of a gaming-house; -sâlâ, f. gaming-house; -sadana, n. id.; -samâga, m. gambling assembly.
noun (neuter) battle or fight (fig.) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
contest for (comp.) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
gambling (esp. with dice) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
gaming (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
play (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the prize or booty won in battle (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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