vāmana वामन

Definition: a. small in stature, dwarf ish; minute (light), short (days); bent down, bending low; m. dwarf; dwarf-incarnation of Vishnu (who on being promised by the Daitya Bali as much land as he could mea sure in three steps, strode through the three worlds); Name of the world-elephant of the south or west; N., esp. of the author of the Kâvyâ lamkâra-vritti and of the Kâsikâ-vritti: -ka, m. dwarf; -tâ, f., -tva, n.dwarfishness.

Dictionary: Macdonell
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