वराहः [वराय अभीष्टाय मुस्तादिलाभाय आहन्ति भूमिम् आ-हन्-ड Tv.] 1 A boar, hog; विस्रब्धं क्रियतां वराहततिभिर्मुस्ताक्षतिः पल्वले Ś.2.6. -2 A ram. -3 A bull. -4 A cloud. -5 A crocodile. -6 An array of troops in the form of a boar. -7 N. of Viṣṇu in the third or boar incarnation; cf. वसति दशनशिखरे धरणी तव लग्ना शशिनि कलङ्ककलेव निमग्ना । केशव धृतशूकररूप जय जगदीश हरे Gīt.1. -8 A particular measure. -9 N. of Varāhamihira -1 N. of one of the 18 Purāṇas. -11 A mountain; L. D. B. -12 A coin; L. D. B. -13 A kind of grass; L. D. B. -Comp. -अवतारः the boar or third incarnation of Viṣṇu. -कन्दः a kind of esculent root. -कर्णः a kind o arrow; वराह- कर्णैर्नालोकैविकर्णैश्चाभ्यवीवृषत् Mb.7.166.24. -कर्णिका a kind of missile. -कल्पः the period of the boar incarnation, the period during which Viṣṇu assumed the form of a boar. -क्रान्ता the sensitive plant. -द्वादशी a festival held on the 12th day in the bright half of Māgha in honour of Viṣṇu. -नामन् n. an esculent root. -पुराणम् N. of one of the 18 major purāṇas. -मिहिरः N. of a celebrated astronomer, author of बृहत्संहिता (supposed to be one of the 'nine gems' at the court of king Vikrama). -शृङ्गः N. of Śiva.
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