yoniḥ योनिः

Definition: योनिः m. f. [यु-नि Uṇ.4.51] 1 Womb, uterus, vulva, the female organ of generation. -2 Any place of birth or origin, generating cause, spring, fountain; स्वासु योनिषु शाम्यति Ms.9.321; सा योनिः सर्ववैराणां सा हि लोकस्य निर्ऋतिः U.5.3; जगद्योनिरयोनिस्त्वम् Ku.2.9;4.43; oft. at the end of comp. in the sense of 'sprung or produced from'; ये हि संस्पर्शजा भोगा दुःखयोनय एव ते Bg. 5.22. -3 A mine. -4 An abode, a place, repository, seat, receptacle. -5 Home, lair. -6 A family, stock, race, birth, form of existence; as मनुष्ययोनि, पक्षि˚, पशु˚ &c. -7 The asterism पूर्वफल्गुनी. -8 Water. -9 The base (of a सामन्) i. e. the ऋक् which is set to music and sung as सामन्; योनिश्चासौ शस्या च योनिशस्या ŚB. on MS. 7.2.17. -1 Copper; L. D. B. -11 The primary cause; कला पञ्चदशी योनिस्तद्धाम प्रतिबुध्यते Mb.12.34.4. -12 The source of understanding; एषा धर्मस्य वो योनिः समासेन प्रकीर्तिता Ms.2.25 (com. योनिर्ज्ञप्तिकारणं 'वेदो$खिलो धर्ममूलम्' इत्या- दिनोक्तमित्यर्थः). -13 Longing for, desire (वासना); संसार- सागरगमां योनिपातालदुस्तराम् Mb.12.25.15. -14 Seed, grain. ˚पोषणम् the growing of seed. -Comp. -गुणः the quality of the womb or place of origin. -ज a. born of the womb, viviparous. -देवता the asterism पूर्वफल्गुनी. -दोषः 1 Sexual defilement. -2 A defect of the female organ. -नासा the upper part of the female organ. -भ्रंशः fall of the womb, prolapsus uteri. -मुक्त a. released from birth or being born again. -मुखम् theorifice of the womb. -मुद्रा a particular position of fingers. -रञ्जनम् the menstrual discharge. -लिङ्गम् the clitoris. -शस्या a Ṛigvedic verse which is both a योनि as well as a शस्या (q. v.); योनिशस्याश्च तुल्यवदितराभिर्वि- धीयन्ते MS.7.2.17. -संवरणम्, -संवृत्तिः Contraction of the vagina. -संकटम् rebirth. -संकरः mixture of caste by unlawful intermarriage; कुले मुख्ये$पि जातस्य यस्य स्याद् योनिसंकरः Ms.1.6. -सम्बन्धः relation by marriage, connection.


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