गव्य a. [गवे हितं यत्] 1 Consisting of cattle or cows. -2 Coming or got from a cow (as milk, curds &c.); गव्येन दत्ते श्राद्धे तु संवत्सरमिहोच्यते Mb.13.88.8. -3 Proper or fit for cattle. -4 Sacred to the cow, worshipping the cow. -व्यम् 1 Cattle, a herd of cows; गव्यं यव्यं यन्तो Rv.1.14.13. -2 Pasture-land. -3 The milk, curds &c of a cow; Mb.13.66.13. -4 A bow-string; श्रवणोपा-
न्तिकनीयमानगव्यम् Śi.2.19. -5 Colouring substance, yellow pigment. -6 The sacrificial act called गवामयनम्; गव्यस्य च तदादिषु Ms.8.1.18; गव्यमिति गवामयनं ब्रूमः ŚB. on MS.8.1.18. -व्या 1 A herd of cows. -2 A measure of distance equal to two Krośas. -3 A bow-string. -4 A colouring substance, yellow pigment.
adjective coming from or belonging to a cow (as milk) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
consisting of cattle or cows (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
proper or fit for cattle (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
sacred to the cow (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
worshipping the cow (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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