m. (said to be fr.paṇ-) the hand etc. etc. (often in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound' = holding in the hand exempli gratia, 'for example'asi-p-,holding a sword in the, sword in hand; pāṇiṃ-grah-or ṇau-kṛ-,to take the hand of a bride, marry; niṃdā-,to give the hand in marriage)
पाणिः [पण्-इण् आयाभावः, cf. Uṇ.4.132] 1 The hand; दानेन पाणिर्न तु कङ्कणेन (विभाति) Bh.2.71; often at the end of comp. in the sense of 'carrying in the hand'; as चक्र˚, खड्ग˚ &c.; पाणिं ग्रह् or पीड् 'to take the hand of, lead to the altar, marry'. पाणौ कृ to hold by the hand, marry; पाणौकरणम्' 'marriage'. -2 Ved. A hoof. -णिः f. A market. -Comp. -कच्छपिका f. A kind of मुद्रा (= कूर्ममुद्रा); Kālikā P. -कर्मन् m. 1. N. of Śiva. -2 one playing on a drum. -गत a. ready, present. -गृहीती 'espoused by the hand', a wife. -ग्रहः, -ग्रहणम्, -ग्राहः marrying, marriage; इति स्वसुर्भोजकुलप्रदीपः संपाद्य पाणिग्रहणं स राजा R.7.29;8.7; Ku.7.4. -ग्रहणिक, -ग्रहणीय a. matrimoinal, nuptial. (-यम्) a nuptial gift. -ग्रहीतृ m., -ग्राहः a bridegroom, husband; ध्याय- त्यनिष्टं यत्किंचित् पाणिग्राहस्य चेतसा Ms.9.21; बाल्ये पितुर्बशे तिष्ठेत् पाणिग्राहस्य यौवने 5.148. -घः 1 a drummer; शिल्पिभिः पाणिघैः क्रुद्धः Bk.6.113. -2 a workman, handicraftsman; cf. P.III.2.55. -घातः 1 a blow with the hand. -2 boxing. -3 a boxer. -चापल्यम् snapping the fingers. -जः a fingernail; तस्याः पाटलपाणिजाङ्कितमुरः Gīt.12. -तलम् the palm of the hand. -तालः (in music) a particular measure. -दाक्ष्यम् trickery (Mar. हातचलाखी); दीक्षा विपत्सु दिश दर्शय पाणिदाक्ष्यम् Bm.2.323. -धर्मः due form of marriage. -पल्लवः 1 a sprout-like hand. -2 the fingers. -पात्र a. drinking by means of the hand; cf. पाणिः पात्रं पवित्रम् Bh.3.52. -पीडनम् marriage; पाणि- पीडनमहं दमयन्त्याः कामयेमहि महीमिहिकांशो N.5.99; पाणिपीडन- बिधेरनन्तरम् Ku.8.1; Māl.8.6. -प्रणयिनी a wife. -बन्धः 'union of the hands', marriage. -भुज् m. the sacred figtree. -मुक्तम् a missile thrown with the hand. -मुखाः m. (pl.) the manes. -रुह् m., -रुहः a finger-nail. -वादः 1 clapping the hands together. -2 playing of a drum, a clapper; ... पाणिवादाश्च वैणिकाः Śiva B.31.21. -सर्ग्या a rope. -स्वनिक a. playing musical instruments with the hands.
पाणिनिः N. of a celebrated grammarian who is considered as an inspired muni, and is said to have derived the knowledge of his grammar from Śiva; येनाक्षरसमाम्नायमधिगम्य महेश्वरात् । कृत्स्नं व्याकरणं चक्रे तस्मै पाणिनये नमः ॥ Śekhara.
अपाणिनीय a. 1 Not taught by Pāṇini in his works (as a rule &c.). -2 (पाणिनीयं अष्टाध्यायीरूपं ग्रन्थं यो नाधीते) One who does not (properly) study Pāṇini's grammar; i. e. a superficial scholar, smatterer of Sanskrit.
pp. as good as held in one's very hand; -graha, m. taking the hand (of a girl), marriage: -kara, m. taker of the hand, lawful husband; -grahana, n. marriage: i-ka, a. relating to --; -grâha: -ka, m. hand-grasper, bridegroom; husband; -grâh am, abs. taking by the hand; -kâpala or -kâpalya, n. fidgetting with the hands; -ga, m. finger-nail; -tala, n. palm of the hand.
a. using the hand as a drinking vessel, drinking out of the hand; -pîdana, n. pressing the hand (of a girl), marriage; -puta, m. hollowed hand: -ka, m. (?) id.; -pûra, a. filling the hand: -½anna, n. handful of food; -pranay-in, a. longing for the hand: (i)-tâ, f. abst. n.: -m samupâ gata, pp.=grasped by the hand (sword); -pra- nayinî, f. beloved of his hand, wife; -mat, a. having hands; -mita, pp. to be spanned by the hands.
a. holding a staff in one's hand; m. policeman; ep. of Yama; -pâta, m. (descent of the rod), punishment, chastisement; -pâtana, n. castigation; -pâ rushya, n. assault: du. bodily chastisement and admonition; -pâla, m. guardian of jus tice, judge: -tâ, f. abst. n.; -pâláka, m. guardian of justice, judge; -pâsaka, m. policeman, watchman; -pranâma, m. prostration at full length like a staff; -pradâna,n. presentation of the staff (at investiture); -bhaya, n. fear of the rod; -bhâg, a. liable to punishment; -bhrit, a. wielding the rod; m. ep. of Yama; -mukhya, m. leader of an army.
‘Hand-clapper,’ is enumerated among the list of victims at the Purusamedha (‘ human sacrifice ’) in the Yajurveda.1 Presumably a man who drives away birds from the fields by making a noise is intended.
noun (masculine) a policeman (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a physician (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a prince; son of Vahīnara and grandfather of Kṣemaka (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the father of Buddha's wife Gopā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the leader of 2 of Śiva's troops (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Śiva
Yama (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (masculine) name of a Vaiṣṇava (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the father of Viṣṇu Sarvajña (who was Sāyaṇa's Guru) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Viṣṇu-Kṛṣṇa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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