n. (scilicetyajñopavīta-) the sacred thread worn over the left shoulder (accusative withkṛ-,"to put the sacred thread over the left shoulder") ([accord. to some for skavya-, confer, compareGreek ; Latin scaevus; according to to others for syavya-confer, compareSlavonic or Slavonian s8uji7]).
सव्य a. [Uṇ4.19] 1 Left, left-hand; सव्ये प्राचीन- आवीती निवीती कण्ठसज्जने Ms.2.63. -2 Southern. -3 Contrary, backward, reverse; प्रदक्षिणं च सव्यं च ग्राममध्ये च नाचरेत् Mb.12.278.7. -4 Right. -5 Dry, not sprinkled with ghee (अनभिघृत); सव्यशब्दो रूक्षे भाष्यते । सव्या वपा इत्यनभिघृततां दर्शयति ŚB. on MS.4.1.36. -व्यः An epithet of Viṣṇu. -व्यम् ind. The usual position of the sacred thread when it hangs down over the left shoulder; cf. अपसव्य. -Comp. -अपसव्य a. 1 left and right. -2 Wrong and right, -इतर a. right; सव्येतरेण स्फुरता तदक्ष्णा R.14.49. -जानु n. a mode of fighting (by using the left knee). -बाहु n. a mode of fighting with the left arm. -साचिन् m. an epithet of Arjuna; निमित्तमात्रं भव सव्यसाचिन् Bg.11. 33.; (the name is thus derived in Mb.:-- उभौ मे दक्षिणौ पाणी गाण्डीवस्य विकर्षणे । तेन देवमनुष्येषु सव्यसाचीति मां विदुः ॥).
a. left: -m, in. (V. also &asharp;), lc., °ree;--, ad. on the left; m. left hand or arm (V., C.); left foot (S.); n. (sc. yagñopavîta) sa cred thread worn over the left shoulder: -m kri, put the sacred thread over the left shoulder.
adjective backward (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
contrary (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
left (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
left hand (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
opposite to left (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
reverse (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
right (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
right hand (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
south (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
southern (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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