hariṇa हरिण

Definition: In the Rigveda and later denotes a ‘ gazelle.’ It is at once a type of speed and terror. Its horns are used as amulets. It is fond of eating barley (Yava). In the Maitrā­yaṇī Samhitā it is said to kill vipers (Svaja). Cf. Kuluñgfa, Nyanku. The feminine is Hariṇī.


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