वर्मन् n. [आवृणोति अङ्गम् वृ-मनिन् Uṇ.4.157] 1 An armour, a coat of mail; स्वहृदयमर्मणि वर्म करोति सजलनलिनी- दलजालम् Gīt.4; R.4.56; Mu.2.8; Śi.15.76. -2 (Hence) Shelter, protection. -3 Bark, rind. -4 N. of preservative mantras (esp. of हुम्). -m. An affix added to the names of Kṣatriyas; as चण्डवर्मन्, प्रहारवर्मन्; cf. दास. -Comp. -हर a. 1 wearing armour. -2 old enough to wear armour (i. e. to take part in battle); सम्यग्वि- नीतमथ वर्महरं कुमारम् R.8.94.
Denotes ‘body armour,’ ‘coat of mail,’ ‘corselet,’ in the Rigveda and later. Of what material it was made is uncertain; there are references to sewing (syñta) which may be reckoned in favour of the use of linen corselets such as those recorded by Herodotus, but there is a later reference to corselets of Ayas, Loha, or Rajata, on which it is doubtful whether much stress can be laid. They may, however, have been either of metal or of leather covered with metal.
noun (masculine neuter) a bulwark (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a coat of mail (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
bark (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
defence (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
defensive armour (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of particular preservative formulas and prayers (esp. of the mystic syllable hum) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
protection (often at the end of the names of Kṣatriyas) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
rind (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
shelter (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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