f. [darkener], night; N.: -kara, m. moon; -kara, a. moving at night (moon); m. night-walker; Râkshasa: -nâ tha, m. lord of night-walkers, moon; -pati, m. lord of night, moon; -mukha, n. night fall, evening; -ramana, m. lover of --, -½îsa, m. lord of night, moon.
Is found in one passage of the Atharvaveda, where it denotes some sort of plant, probably so called because of its power of ‘colouring’ (from rañj, ‘to colour’). The species cannot be identified owing to the untrustworthiness of the later authorities who attempt its identification.
noun (feminine) (in music) of a particular Mūrchanā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a grape or lac (drākṣā or lākṣā) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Curcuma longa Roxb. (-dvaya) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a particular personification (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a river (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an Apsaras (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Durgā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
night (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the indigo plant (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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