n. (later form of rarāṭa-q.v) the forehead, brow etc. ( lalāṭeṭe-ind.on the forehead, in front;the destiny of every individual is believed by the Hindus to be written by brahmā- on his forehead on the 6th day after birthSee)
ललाटम् [लड्-अच् डस्य लः, ललमटति अट्-अण् वा Tv.] The forehead; लिखितमपि ललाटे प्रोज्झितुं कः समर्थः H.1.19; N. 1.15. -Comp. -अक्षः an epithet of Śiva. -तटम् the slope of the forehead, the forehead itself. -पट्टः, -पट्टिका 1 the flat surface of the forehead. -2 a tiara, fillet. -रेखा 1 a line on the forehead. -2 a wrinkled brow. -3 a coloured sectarial mark on the forehead. -लेखा the line on the forehead.
ललाटंतप a. 1 Burning or scorching the (fore) head; ललाटंतपस्तपति तपनः Māl.1; U.6 'the sun is shining right overhead'; ललाटंतपसप्तसप्तिः R.13.41. -2 (Hence) Very painful; लिपिर्ललाटंतपनिष्ठुराक्षरा N.1.138. -पः The sun.
n. [later form of rar&asharp;ta] fore head: -tata, m. flat surface of the forehead; -m-tapa, a. scorching the forehead (said of a hot sun), very painful; -patta, m.: -ka, m., -pattikâ, f. flat surface of the forehead; -phalaka, n. id.; -likhita, pp. written by fate on the forehead; -lekhâ, f. lines written by fate on the forehead; (strip of a =) very narrow forehead; -½aksha, a. (î) having an eye in the forehead (Siva).
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