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dhanus: neuter nominative singular stem: dhanus
dhanus: masculine nominative singular stem: dhanu
dhanus: neuter accusative singular stem: dhanus
dhanus: neuter vocative singular stem: dhanus
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dhanusn. (m. gaRa ardharcādi-; see dhanu-) a bow etc. View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
dhanusn. a measure of length = 4 hasta-s or 1/2000 gavyūti- etc. View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
dhanusn. (geometry) an arc or part of a circle View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
dhanusn. (astronomy) an arc or quadrant for ascertaining the sun's altitude and zenith-distance View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
dhanusn. a fiddlestick View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
dhanusn. the sign of the zodiac Sagittarius View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
dhanusn. Buchanania Latifolia View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
dhanusn. Name of śiva- (armed with a bow , or equals dhanuḥsvarūpa- ) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
dhanusn. a desert, arid land (see nur-/aur-.ga) . View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
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dhanus धनुस् a. [धन् शब्दे-असि] Armed with a bow. n. 1 A bow; धनुर्वंशविशुद्धो$पि निर्गुणः किं करिष्यति Subhāṣ. धनुष्यमोघं समधत्त बाणम् Ku.3.66; so इन्द्रधनुः &c. (At the end of Bahu. comp. धनुस् is changed to धन्वन्; अधिज्यधन्वा विचचार दावम् R.2.8.). -2 A measure of length equal to four hastas; धनुःशतं परीणाहो ग्रामे क्षेत्रान्तरं भवेत् Y.2.167; Ms. 8.237. -3 An arc of a circle. -4 The sign Sagittarius of the zodiac. -5 A desert; cf. धन्वन् -m. N. of Śiva. -Comp. -आकार a. (धनुराकार) bow-shaped, curved, bent. -आसनम् (धनुरासनम्) a particular mode of sitting. -कर (धनुष्कर) a. having or armed with a bow. (-रः) a bow-maker. -काण्डम् (धनु- ष्काण्डम्) a bow and arrow. -खण्डम् (धनुष्खण्डम्) part of a bow. Me.15. -गुणः (धनुर्गुणः) a bowstring. -ग्रहः (धनुर्ग्रहः), ग्राहः an archer. धनुर्ग्रहवरो यस्यं बाणखड्गास्त्रभृत्स्वयम् Rām.2.44.2. -ग्रहम् a measure, a cubit of 27 aṅgulas; Māna.2.52. -ज्या (धनुर्ज्या) a bow-string; अनवरतधनुर्ज्यास्फालनक्रूरपूर्वम् Ś2.4. -दुर्गम् (धनुर्दुर्गम्) a place protected by a desert; Ms.7.7. -द्रुमः (धनुर्द्रुमः) a bamboo. -धरः, -भृत् m. (धनुर्धरः &c.) 1 an archer; धनुर्भृतो$प्यस्य दयार्द्रभावम् R.2.11; धनुर्धरः केसरिणं ददर्श 29;3.31,38,39;9.11;12.97; 16.77. -2 an epithet of Viṣṇu. -3 the sign Sagittarius of the zodiac. -धारिन् (धनुर्धारिन्) m. an archer. -पाणि a. (धनुष्पाणि) armed with a bow, with a bow in hand; अहमेव धनुष्पाणिर्योद्धा समरमूर्धनि Rām. -मार्गः (धनुर्मार्गः) a line curved like a bow, a curve. -मासः (धनुर्मासः) The period during which the sun is in Sagittarius. -मुष्टिः (धनुर्मुष्टिः) a measure, a cubit of 26 aṅgulas; Māna 2.51. -लता 1 bow. -2 Soma creeper. -वातः (धनुर्वातः) a kind of disease. -विद्या (धनुर्विद्या) the science of archery. -वृक्षः (धनुर्वक्षः) 1 a bamboo. -2 the अश्वत्थ tree. -वेदः (धनुर्वेदः) the science of archery, one of the four Upavedas q. v. चतुष्पादं धनुर्वेदं वेद पञ्चविधं द्विज । रथनागाश्वपत्तीनां योधांश्चाश्रित्य कीर्तितम् ॥ यन्त्रमुक्तं पाणिमुक्तं मुक्तसन्धारितं तथा । अमुक्तं बाहुयुद्धं च पञ्चधा तत् प्रकीर्तितम् ॥ Agni P. -वेदिन् m. an epithet of Śiva. -स्तम्भः Tetanus.
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dhanus n. bow; a measure of length (=4 hastas).
dhanus n. desert.
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dhanus The ‘ bow,’ frequently mentioned in the Rigveda and later, was the chief weapon of the Vedic Indian. The last act of the funeral rite included the removal of the bow from the right hand of the dead man. The weapon was composed of a stout staff bent into a curved shape (vakra), and of a bowstring (Jyā) made of a strip of cowhide which joined the ends. The tips of the bow, when the string was fastened, were called Ártnī. Relaxed when not in actual use, the bow was specially strung up when needed for shooting. The stages of the process are given in detail in the Vājasaneyi Samhitā : the stringing (ā-tan) of the bow, the placing (prati-dhā) of the arrow, the bending (<ū-yam) of the bow, and the shooting (as). The arrow was discharged from the ear, and is hence called karna-yoni, having the ear as its point of origin.’ The making of bows was a regular profession (dhanus-kāra, dhanus-krt). For the arrow see Isu, and for the handguard Hastaghna.
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dhanus tanvanti (SV. dhanuṣ ṭa-) pauṃsyam RV.9.99.1b; SV.1.551b.
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dhanus noun (neuter) (astron.) an are or quadrant for ascertaining the sun's altitude and śenith-distance (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
(geom.) an Arc or past of a circle (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a bow (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a desert (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a fiddlestick (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a measure of length 4 Hastas or 1/2000 Gavyūti (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
arid land (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Buchanania Latifolia (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Śiva (armed with a bow) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the sign of the zodiac Sagittarius (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

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