n. (in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound'f(ā-).) copulation, sexual intercourse or union, marriage etc. (accusative withās-, i-, gam-, car-; dative case with upa-gam-,or upakram-,to have sexual intercourse)
मैथुन a. (-नी f.) [मिथुनेन निर्वृत्तम् अण्] 1 Paired, coupled; गन्धर्वस्तादृशीरस्य मैथुन्यश्च सितासिताः Bhāg.4.27.14. -2 United by marriage. -3 Relating to copulation. -नम् 1 Copulation, sexual union; मृतं मैथुनमप्रजम् Pt.2.98. -2 Marriage. -3 Union, connection. -4 Consecrating the fire (अग्न्याधान). -Comp. -गत a. engaged in copulation. -गमनम् sexual intercourse. -ज्वरः the excitement of sexual passion. -धर्मिन् a. copulating. -वैराग्यम् abstinence from sexual intercourse.
a. (î) paired, coupled, being a male and a female; connected by marriage; relating to or worn during copulation; having copulation in view (with dharma, m. copulation); n. sexual union; -gata, pp. engaged in copulation; -gvara, m. sexual passion; -dharmin, a. copulating.
adjective connected by marriage (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
coupled (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
forming a pair or one of each sex (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
paired (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
relating or belonging to copulation copulation (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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