मयूरः [मी ऊरन् Uṇ 1.67] 1 A peacock; स्मरति गिरिमयूर एष देव्याः U.3.2; फणी मयूरस्य तले निषीदति Ṛs. 1.13. -2 A kind of flower. -3 N. of a poet (author of the सूर्यशतक); यस्याश्चोरश्चिकुरनिकरः कर्णपूरो मयूरः P. R.1. 22. -4 A kind of instrument for measuring time. -5 (In music) A kind of gait. -री A pea-hen; (Proverb :- वरं तत्कालोपनता तित्तिरी न पुनर्दिवसान्तरिता मयूरी Vb.1., or वरमद्य कपोतो न श्वो मयूरः 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush'). -रम् A particular posture in sitting. -Comp. -अरिः a lizard. -उल्लासकः the rainy season. -केतुः an epithet of Kārtikeya. -गतिः N. of a metre. -ग्रीवकम् blue vitriol. -घृतम् a kind of medicine. -चटकः the domestic cock. -चूडा 1 a peacock's crest. -2 = मयूरीशिखा q. v. -तुत्थम् blue virtriol. -नृत्यम् the dance of a peacock; a position comparable to it; तदेतन्म- यूरनृत्यमापद्यते । तद्यथा मयूरस्य नृत्यतो$न्यदपाव्रियते$न्यत् संव्रियते । एवमिहापि इदं संव्रियते तदपाव्रियते । ŚB. on MS.7.4.1. -पत्रिन् a. feathered with peacock's feathers (as an arrow); जहार चान्येन मयूरपत्रिणा शरेण शक्रस्य महाशनिध्वजम् R.3.56. -पदकम् a scratch in the form of a peacock's foot (made with the fingernails). -पिच्छम् a peacock's tail or feather. -रथः an epithet of Kārtikeya. -व्यंसकः a cunning peacock. -शिखा 1 a peacock's crest. -2 a cock's comb. -3 N. of a medicinal plant, Celosia Cristata; cf. नीलकण्ठशिखा लध्वी पित्तश्लेष्मातिसारजित् Bhāva. P.; Mātaṅga L.1.1. -सारिन् a. strutting like a peacock.
m. peacock: -ketu, m. (having a peacock for his emblem), ep. of Skanda; -tâ, f., -tva, n. condition of a peacock; -pat trin, a. feathered with peacocks' feathers (arrow); -pikkha, n.peacock's tail-feather: -maya, a. (î) consisting of peacocks' tail feathers; -maya, a. consisting of peacocks.
‘Peacock,’ occurs in the Rigveda in the compounds describing Indra’s horses, mayūra-roman, ‘ with hair like peacocks’ feathers,’ and mayūra-śepya, ‘ with tails like those of peacocks.’ The peacock also appears in the list of victims at the Aśvamedha (‘horse sacrifice’) in the Yajurveda Samhitās. The pea-hen, Mayūrī, is mentioned in the Rigveda4 and the Atharvaveda, in both cases with reference to the bird’s efficacy against poison, a curious superstition to be compared with the modern dislike of peacocks’ feathers.
noun (masculine) Achyranthes aspera Linn.
a cock (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of gait (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of instrument for measuring time (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of poison
a peacock (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a species of plant (Celosia Cristata or Achyranthes Aspera ) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a mountain (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a poet (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an Asura (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the father of Śaṅkuka (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of various other writers (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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