n. (a species of alliteration) the repetition of the odd (id est the first and third) pāda-s of a stanza (in such a manner that the sense of the sounds repeated is different in the first and third pāda-) commentator or commentary on
यमक a. [यम-स्वार्थे क] 1 Twin-born, twin. -2 Two-fold, double. -कः 1 A restraint, check. -2 A twin; one of a pair, a fellow. -3 A great moral or religious duty; see यम (4). -कम् 1 A double bandage. -2 (In Rhet.) Repetition in the same stanza (in any part of it) of words or syllables similar in sound, but different in meaning, a kind of rhyme, (of which various kinds are enumerated; see Kāv.3.2-52); सभा नलश्रीयमकैर्यमाद्यैर्नलं विनाभूद् घतदिव्यरत्नैः N.1.24; आवृत्तिं वर्णसंघातगोचरां यमकं विदुः Kāv.1.61;3.1; S. D.64. -Comp. -काव्यम् N. of an artificial poem (ascribed to घटकर्पर). -भारतम् a summary of the Mahā-Bhārata made by आनन्दतीर्थ.
माध्यमक a. (-मिका f.) माध्यमिक a. (-की f.) Middle, central. -काः (m. pl.) 1 N. of a people or their country in the central part of India. -2 N. of a Buddhist school; भगवत्पूज्यपादाश्च शुष्कतर्कपटूनमून् । आहुर्माध्यमिकान् भ्रान्तानचिन्त्ये$स्मिन् सदात्मनि ॥ Pañchadaśī 2.3.
a. double, twofold; n. double bandage; repetition of syllables iden tical in sound but different in meaning, paro nomasia; -kimkara, m. Yama's servant, messenger of death; -ketu, m. Yama's flag, sign of death; -kshaya, m. Yama's abode; -gâth&asharp;, f. verse treating of Yama; -griha, n. Yama's abode; -ghna, a. destroying death, ep. of Vishnu; -ga, a. twin-born; m. du. twins; -gâta, pp.: -ka, a., m. id.;-gihvâ, f. (Yama's tongue), N. of a procuress; -tâ, f. condition of Yama: -m yâ, become the god of death to, cause the death of (g.); -tvá, n. id.; -damshtra, m. N. of an Asura, of a Râkshasa, and of a warrior; -damshtrâ, f.Yama's tooth: -½antaram gata, having en tered the jaws of death; -danda, m. Yama's rod; -dis, f. Yama's quarter, south; -dûtá, m. Yama's messenger; (á)-devata, a. having Yama as a deity; -dhânî, f. Yama's abode.
noun (neuter) (in rhet.) the repetition in the same stanza of words or syllables similar in sound but different in meaning (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of metre (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
paronomasia (of which various kinds are enumerated) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
[medic.] a double band or bandage (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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