शशः 1 A hare, rabbit; Ms.3.27;5.18. -2 The spots on the moon (which are popularly considered to resemble the form of a hare). -3 One of the four classes into which men are divided by erotic writers; thus defined;-- मृदुवचनसुशीलः कोमलाङ्गः सुकेशः सकलगुणनिधानं सत्यवादी शशो$यम् Śabdak.; see Ratimañjarī 35 also. -4 The Lodhra tree. -5 Gum-myrrh. -6An antelope. -Comp. -अङ्कः 1 the moon; रामाभिधानमपरं जगतः शशाङ्कम् Pratimā 4.1. -2 camphor. ˚अर्धमुख a. crescent-headed (as an arrow). ˚मूर्तिः an epithet of the moon. -लेखा the digit of the moon, lunar crescent. -अदः 1 a hawk, falcon. -2 N. of a son of Ikṣvāku, father of पुरंजय. -अदनः a hawk, falcon. -ऊर्णम्, -लोमन् n. the hair of a rabbit, hair-skin. -धरः 1 the moon; उत्पातधूमलेखाक्रान्तेव कला शशधरस्य Māl.9.49; प्रसरति शशधर- बिम्बे Gīt.7. -2 camphor. ˚मौलिः an epithet of Śiva. -पदम् a hare's track (easily got over). -प्लुतकम् a scratch with a finger-nail. -भृत् m. the moon. ˚भृत् m. an epithet of Śiva. -रजस् n. a particular measure. -लक्ष्मणः an epithet of the moon. -लाञ्छनः 1 the moon; यदि स्यात् पावकः शीतः प्रोष्णो वा शशलाञ्छनः Pt.4.51; Ku. 7.6. -2 camphor. -बि(वि)न्दु 1 the moon. -2 an epithet of Viṣṇu. -विषाणम्, -शृङ्गम् a hare's horn; used to denote anything impossible, an utter impossibility; कदाचिदपि पर्यटञ् शशविषाणमासादयेत् Bh.2.5; शशशृङ्ग- धनुर्धरः; see खपुष्प. -स्थली the country between the Ganges and Yamunā, the Doab.
m. [for original sasa] hare, rab- bit (which, as well as the antelope, the marks in the moon are supposed to resemble): -ka, m. (little) hare (C.): -vishâna, n. horn of a hare=an impossibility; -sisu, m.young of a hare.
‘Pursuing the hare,’ is the epithet of some animal (Mṛga) in the Atharvaveda. Zimmer thinks the tiger is meant, but this is not likely. Roth considers that a bird of prey is intended, while Whitney, following the commentator, renders the word by ‘lurking.’
noun (masculine) a hare (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of meteor (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a man of mild character and easily led (one of the four classes into which men are divided by erotic writers) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
antelope (the markings on the moon are supposed to resemble a hare or rabbit) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
gum-myrrh (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a man born under a particular constellation (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a part of Jambudvīpa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
rabbit (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Symplocos Racemosa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the Lodhra tree (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (masculine) a (little) hare (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a man of a particular character (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a people (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
[erot.] a kind of penis Frequency rank 9070/72933
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