कूर्मः [कौ जले ऊर्मिर्वेगो$स्य पृषो˚ Tv.] 1 A tortoise; गूहे- त्कूर्म इवाङ्गानि रक्षेद्विवरमात्मनः Ms.7.15; Bg.2.58; कूर्मः पादो$त्र यष्टिर्भुजगपतिरसौ भाजनं भूतधात्री Udb. -2 Viṣṇu in his second or Kūrma incarnation. -3 One of the outer winds of the body. -4 A particular gesticulation with the fingers. -र्मी A female tortoise. -Comp. -अवतारः the Kūrma incarnation of Viṣṇu; cf. Gīt.1 :-- क्षिति- रतिविपुलतरे तव तिष्ठति पृष्ठे धरणिधरणकिणचक्रगरिष्ठे । केशवधृत-
कच्छरूप जय जगदीश हरे ॥ -आसनम् a particular posture in sitting (practised by ascetics). -द्वादशी the twelvth day in the light (or dark ?) half of पौष month. -पुराणम् one of the eighteen Purāṇas. -पृष्ठम्, -पृष्ठकम् 1 the back or shell of a tortoise. -2 a lid or cover of a dish. -राजः Viṣṇu in the shape of tortoise in his second incarnation; पृथ्वि स्थिरा भव भुजङ्गम धारयैनाम् । त्वं कूर्मराज तदिदं द्वितयं दधीथाः ॥ Mahān.
noun (masculine) name of the fourteenth Adhyāya of VarBÝS (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
one of the airs of the human body
the earth considered as a tortoise swimming on the waters (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
tortoise (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
turtle (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Viṣṇu in the form of a tortoise
a kind of alchemical apparatus
[medic.] a kind of disease of the mouth Frequency rank 1857/72933
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