f. plural (rarely sg.), Name of a constellation (the Pleiads, originally the first, but in later times the third lunar mansion, having agni- as its regent;this constellation, containing six stars, is sometimes represented as a flame or as a kind of razor or knife;for their oldest namesSee;in mythol. the six kṛttikā-s are nymphs who became the nurses of the god of war, kārttikeya-) etc.
कृत्तिः f. [कृत्-क्तिन्] 1 Skin, hide (in general); Mu.3.2. -2 Especially, the hide of an antelope on which a religious student sits. -3 The bark of the birch-tree used for writing upon &c. -4 The birch-tree. -5 One of the lunar mansions, Pleiades. -6 A house. -Comp. -वासः, -वासस् m. an epithet of Śiva; स कृत्ति- वासास्तपसे यतात्मा Ku.1.54; M.1.1.
कृत्तिका (pl.) [कृत्-तिकन् किच्च; Uṇ.3.147] 1 The third of the 27 lunar mansions or asterisms, (consisting of 6 stars) the Pleiades; Bhāg.6.14.3. -2 The six stars represented as nymphs acting as nurses to Kārtikeya, the god of war. -Comp. -अञ्जिः a kind of horse in an Aśvamedha sacrifice having a carriage as an emblem. -तनयः, -पुत्रः, -सुतः epithets of Kārtikeya; अनुगच्छति देवेशं ब्रह्मण्यः कृत्तिकासुतः Mb.3.231.54. -भवः the moon.
noun (feminine) bark of the birch tree (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
birch tree (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
food (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
garment made of skin (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
hide (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
hide or skin on which the religious student sits or sleeps (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
house (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
one of the lunar mansions (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
skin (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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