m. (in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound'f(ā-).,of unknown derivation) the hand (in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound' ="holding in or by the hand"; haste-kṛ-[as two words],"to take into the hand","get possession of";haste-kṛ-[as a compound ],"to take by the hand, marry"; śatru-hastaṃ-gam-,"to fall into the hand of the enemy") etc.
m. hand (ord. mg.); C.: elephant's trunk; as a measure=fore-arm or cubit (about 18 inches); handwriting (rare); abundance (--°ree; after words meaning hair); N.; V., C.: eleventh (or thirteenth) lunar asterism: --°ree; a. holding in (sts. by) the hand: -m gam, fall into the hand of (--°ree;); e kri, take into one's hand; also=gain possession of, get into one's power; marry (a girl); e nyasta, resting on her hand (face);tasya haste loka-dvayam sthitam, the two worlds are in his hand=are assured to him.
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