m. plural (with or scilicetpitaras-;also khaḥ pitṛ-gaṇah-) a class of deceased ancestors to whom a particularśrāddha-, is offered (according to some the 3 ancestors preceding the great-grandfather) etc.
नान्दी [नन्दन्ति देवा अत्र नन्द्-घञ् पृषो˚ वृद्धिः ङीप्] 1 Joy, satisfaction, delight. -2 Prosperity; ततो राजकुले नान्दी संजज्ञे भूयसा पुनः Mb.12.82.66. -3 Praise of a deity at the commencement of a religious rite or observance. -4 Particularly, the benedictory verse or verses recited as a sort of prologue at the beginning of a drama, benediction; आशीर्वचनसंयुक्ता नित्यं यस्मात् प्रयुज्यते । देवद्विजनृपा- दीनां तस्मान्नान्दीति संज्ञिता ॥ or देवद्विजनृपादीनामाशीर्वचनपूर्विका । नन्दन्ति देवता यस्यां तस्मान्नान्दीति कीर्तिता ॥ -5 Loud noise of a dozen drums; L. D. B. -Comp. -करः see -नान्दिन्. -निनादः, -नादः, -रवः a shout of joy or rejoicing; नान्दीनादप्रभृति हि कृतं मङ्गलं तैस्तदानीम् Mv.2.4. (v. l.) -पटः the lid or cover of a well. -मुख a. (the class of manes or deceased ancestors) to whom the नान्दीमुख- श्राद्ध is offered. (-खम्), ˚श्राद्धम् a Śrāddha ceremony performed in memory of the manes, preliminary to any festive occasion such as marriage &c. (-खः) the cover or lid of a well. (-खी) a female ancestor entitled to a share in the above Śrāddha. -वादिन् m. 1 the speaker of a prologue to a drama. -2 a drummer. -श्राद्धम् see -नान्दीमुखम् above.
noun (feminine) (in music) a particular measure (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of blessing pronounced as a prologue to a drama (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of vessel (?); cmp. Hindī nāṃd (Ḍhuṇḍhukanātha (2000), 35)
eulogium or praise of a deity (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
joy (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
pleasure (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
satisfaction (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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