खड्गः [खड्-भेदने गन् Uṇ.1.121] 1 A sword; न हि खड्गो विजानाति कर्मकारं स्वकारणम् Udb.; खड्गं परामृश्य &c. -2 The horn of a rhinoceros. -3 A rhinoceros; प्रायो विषाण- परिमोषलघूत्तमाङ्गान्खड्गांश्चकार नृपतिर्निशितैः क्षुरप्रैः R.9.62; Ms.3. 272,5.18; ... खङ्गशृङ्गं चामरं च ... Śiva. B.3.12. -ड्गम् Iron. -Comp. -आघातः a sword-cut. -आधारः a sheath, scabbard. -आमिषम् a buffalo's flesh. -आह्वः a rhinoceros. -कोशः a scabbard. -धरः a swordsman. -धारा a sword-blade; खड्गधारा हता मे$य दीप्यमाना इवाग्नयः Rām.2.23.34. ˚व्रतम् an extremely difficult task. -धेनुः, -धेनुका 1 a small sword. -2 a female rhinoceros. -पत्रम् the blade of a sword. (-त्रः) a tree in hell having swords for leaves; cf. असिपत्र. -पाणि a. sword in hand. -पात्रम् a vessel made of buffalo's horns. -पिधानम्, -पिधानकम् a scabbard. -पुत्रिका a knife, small sword. -प्रहारः a sword-cut. -फलम् a sword-blade. -बन्धः a kind of artificial composition, the words being arranged in the form of a sword; see K. P.9 ad loc. -विद्या swrodsmanship.
Is the reading in the Maitrāyanī Samhitā of the name of an animal which, in the text of the Vājasaneyi Samhitā, variously appears as Khañga and Khadga. The rhinoceros seems clearly to be meant. In the Sāñkhāyana Srauta Sūtra a rhinoceros hide is mentioned as the covering of a chariot.
noun (masculine neuter) a large sacrificial knife (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a Pratyeka-Buddha (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a rhinoceros (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a rhinoceros-horn (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a sword (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an attendant in Skanda's retinue (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
scymitar (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a leaf of iron (?)
[arch.] a kind of temple Frequency rank 1300/72933
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