Definition: lit. a collection of six cows; secondarily 'a collection of six animals or quadrupeds'. The word षड्गव was prescribed by later grammarians as a tad-affix by means of a Vartika when they saw the the word षड्गव used in language after the word अश्व etc. e. g. अश्वषड्गवम्; cf. प्रकृत्यर्थस्य षट्त्वे षङ्गवच् Kas. on P. V.2.29.