jaṭa जट

Definition: जट a. [जट्-अच्; जन् उणा˚ टन् अन्त्यलोपश्च] Wearing twisted locks of hair. -टा [Uṇ.5.3] 1 The hair matted and twisted together, matted or clotted hair; जटाधरणसंस्कारं द्विजातित्वमवाप्य च Mb.12.61.3. अंसव्यापि शकुन्तनीडनिचितं बिभ्रज्जटामण्डलम् Ś.7.11; जटाश्च बिभृयान्नित्यम् Ms.6.6; Māl.1.2. -2 A fibrous root; यत्र मुञ्जावटे रामो जटाहरणमादिशत् Mb.12.122.3. -3 A particular manner of reciting Vedic texts; thus the words नभः रुद्रेभ्यः repeated in this manner would stand thus :-- नमो रुद्रेभ्यो रुद्रेभ्यो नमो नमो रुद्रेभ्यः -4 A root in general; ज्ञानविज्ञान- योगेन कर्मणामुद्धरन् जटाः Bhāg.3.24.17. -5 A branch. -6 The शतावरी plant. -Comp. -चीरः, टङ्कः, टीरः, धरः, epithets of Śiva. -जटः 1 a mass of twisted hair (in general). -2 the twisted hair of Śiva; जटाजूटग्रन्थौ यदसि विनिबद्धा पुरभिदा G. L.14; पिङ्गोत्तुङ्गजटाजूटगतो यस्याश्नुते नवः Ks.1.18. -ज्वालः a lamp. -धर a. wearing matted hair. (-रः) 1 a mendicant or ascetic -2 Name of a lexicographer. -3 Name of a people in the south of India, Bṛi. S.14.13. -पाठः the Jaṭā arrangement of a Vedic text. -भारः mass of braided hair. -मण्डलम् braided hair forming a coil on the top of the head. -मौलिः crest of (formed by) clotted hair; Ku.2.26.

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