m. a tiger (not in ,but in , often mentioned with the lion; according to to , śārdūlī- is the mythical mother of tigers;but in vahni-purāṇa- they are said to be the offspring of kaśyapa-'s wife daṃṣṭrā-; seecitra-vy-) etc.
व्याघ्रः [व्याजिघ्रति, व्याघ्रा क] 1 A tiger. -2 (At the end of comp.) Best, pre-eminent, chief; as in नरव्याघ्र, पुरुषव्याघ्र. -3 The red variety of the castor-oil plant. -घ्री A tigress; व्याघ्रीव तिष्ठति जरा परितर्जयन्ति Bh.3.19. -Comp. -अटः a skylark. -आस्यः a cat. -दलः, -पुच्छः the castor-oil plant. -नखः, -खम् 1 a tiger's claw. -2 a kind of perfume. -3 a scratch, the impression of a finger-nail. -नायकः a jackal. -पाद (-द्) a. tigerfooted. -श्वन् m. a tiger-like dog.
m. [scenter: √ ghrâ; not in RV., but often in AV.] tiger (type of man hood); --°ree;, (C.) tiger among = pre-eminent, chief; N.: (a)-ketu, m. N.; -karman, n. tiger-skin; -tâ, f., -tva, n.tigerhood; -pad, m. N.; -parâkrama, m. N.; -pâda, m. N.; -bala, m. N.; -bhata, m. N. of a warrior; -sena, m. N.
‘Tiger,’ is never found in the Rigveda, but frequently occurs in the Atharvaveda, as well as the lion. This fact is legitimately regarded as an indication that the Atharvaveda belongs to a period when the Vedic Indian had approached and entered the territory of Bengal. Later, also, mention of the tiger is quite common. The Taittirīya Samhitā preserves a reference to the danger of waking a sleeping tiger. The destructive character of the animal is often alluded to, the man-eater (purusād) being also mentioned. Like the lion, the tiger passes as a symbol of strength. This idea is illustrated by the fact that the king at the Rājasūya ('royal consecration') steps on a tiger’s skin to win himself the strength of the animal. Cf. also śārdūla, Petva.
noun (masculine) a red variety of the castor-oil plant (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a tiger (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
any pre-eminently strong or noble person (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a king (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Rākṣasa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of various authors (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Pongamia Glabra (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (masculine feminine neuter) next (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of perfume (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a root or a particular root (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Unguis Odoratus (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
[erotics] a kind of scratch with the fingernail Frequency rank 12232/72933
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