Is the name of a bird, probably the ‘ pigeon ’ (its sense in the later language), occurring from the Rigveda onwards. It is associated in some passages with the owl (Ulūka) as a messenger of Nirrti (‘dissolution,’ ‘misfortune’). This aspect of the pigeon as a bird of evil omen is probably based on an ancient belief which is also found beyond the confines of India.
noun (masculine neuter) bird in general (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
cornice (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
dove (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
frieze (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
grey colour of a pigeon (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
grey ore of antimony (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
particular position of the hands (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
pigeon (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the spottynecked pigeon (in the Vedas often a bird of evil omen) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
an apparatus (puṭa) for roasting, digesting or subliming metals, minerals or drugs
sauvīrāñjana Frequency rank 2729/72933
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