नर्मन् n. [नॄ-मनिन्] 1 Sport, amusement, diversion, merriment, pleasure, amorous pastime or sport; जित- कमले विमले परिकर्मय नर्मजनकमलकं मुखे Gīt.12. (कौतुकजनक); R.19.28. -2 Jest, joke, humour, wit; सुहृत्प्रयुक्ता इव नर्मवादाः Ki.17.33. नर्मप्रायाभिः कथाभिः K.7; 'jocular, humorous'. -Comp. -आलापः a jocular conversation. -उक्तिः a facetious expression. -कीलः a husband. -गर्भ a. humorous, full of humour, witty. (-र्भः) 1 a secret lover. -2 an action of the hero in an unrecognizable form. -द a. delighting, making happy; नन्दसूनुरनघे तव वत्सो नर्मदः प्रणयिनां विजहार Bhāg.1.35.2. (-दः) a jester (= नर्मसचिव q. v.). -दा N. of a river which rises in the Vindhya mountain, and falls into the gulf of Cambay. -द्युति a. bright with joy, cheerful, merry. (-तिः f.) enjoyment of a joke. -सचिवः, -सुहृद् m. 'a pleasure-companion', an associate of the amusements of a prince or a man of rank; न नर्मसचिवैः सार्धं किञ्चिदप्य- प्रियं वदेत् Kām. इदं त्वैदंपर्यं यदुत नृपतेर्नर्मसचिवः सुतादाना- न्मित्रं भवतु Māl.2.7; तां याचते नरपतेर्नर्मसुहृन्नन्दनो नृपमुखेन 1.11; Śi.1.59. -साचिव्यम् 1 amusement; flattery. -2 superintendence of a prince's amusements. -स्फूर्जः (in drama) the first meeting of lovers beginning with joy but ending alarm. -स्फोटः the first symptoms of love.
noun (neuter) amusement (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
dallying (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
humour (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
jest (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
joke (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
pastime (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
play (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
pleasantry (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
pleasure (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
sport (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
wit (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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