f.Name of a well-known upaniṣad- of the atharva-- veda- (called also ātharvaṇopaniṣad- and said to take its former name from the word muṇḍa-,because every one who comprehends its sacred doctrine is"shorn", i.e. liberated from all error, a similar idea being probably involved in the name of the kṣurikopaniṣad- or"Razor upaniṣad-"; see)
मुण्ड a. [मुण्ड्-घञ्] 1 Shaved, bald; रावणश्च मया दृष्टो मुण्डस्तैलसमुक्षितः Rām.5.27.19; चरन् भैक्ष्यं मुनिर्मुण्डः Mb.12. 9.12. -2 Lopped, stripped of top leaves. -3 Blunt, pointless. -4 Ved. Hornless. -5 Low, mean. -ण्डः 1 A man with a shaved or bald head; स्वप्ने$वगाहते$त्यर्थं जलं मुण्डांश्च पश्यति Y.1.272. -2 A bald or shaven head. -3 The forehead. -4 A barber. -5 The trunk of a tree stripped of its top-branches; मुण्डतालवनानीव चकार स रथव्रजान् Mb.6.16.14. -6 An epithet of Rāhu. -7 N. of one of the twelve principal Upaniṣads; मुण्डमाण्डूक्य- तित्तिरिः. -m. pl. N. of a people. -ण्डा 1 N. of a plant (मुण्डीरिका). -2 Bengal madder. -3 A female mendicant of a particular order. -ण्डम् 1 The head; अङ्गं गलितं पलितं मुण्डम् Śaṅkarāchārya. -2 Myrrh. -3 Iron. -Comp. -अयसम् iron. -आसनम् a particular posture in sitting. -चणकः a kind of pulse (कलाय). -जम् steel. -फलः a cocoa-nut tree. -मण्डली 1 a number of shaven heads. -2 a number of troops of an inferior kind, a mere crowd or mob; वरमल्पबलं सारं न कुर्यान्मुण्डमण्डलीम् H.3.82. -लोहम् iron. -शालिः a kind of rice.
a. having the head shaved, having the hair shorn; bald (head); horn less (cow, goat); having a bare top (tree); having no point, blunt; m. man with a shaven head or bald pate; N.: -ka, m. trunk of a tree, beam: -½upanishad, f. T. of a well known Upanishad.
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