अचिर a. [न. त.] 1 Brief, transitory, of short duration; ˚द्युति, ˚भास्, ˚प्रभा &c. q. v. -2 Recent, late, new; अकरोदचिरेश्वरः क्षितौ R.8.2 the new lord. In compounds अचिर may be rendered by 'recently', 'just', `not long ago'; ˚प्रवृत्तं ग्रीष्मसमयमधिकृत्य Ś.1, just set in. ˚प्रसूता; अचिरप्रसूतया जनन्या विना विवर्धित एव Ś.4; having recently brought forth (who died not long after delivery, said of a doe) or a cow that has recently calved. -रम् adv. (also अचिरेण, अचिराय, अचिरात्, अचिरस्य in the same senses) 1 Not long since, not long ago. -2 Recently, lately. -3 Soon, quickly, not long hence. -Comp. -अंशु, -आभा, -द्युतिः, -प्रभा, -भास्, -रोचिस् f. [अचिराः अंशवः, अचिरा आभा-प्रभा &c. यस्याः सा] lightning; ˚शुविलासचञ्चला लक्ष्मीः Ki.2.19; ˚भासां तेजसा चानुलिप्तैः S.7.7., Ki.4.24, अचिरद्युतितेजसा 5.6. समुत्पफाल गगने मेघादचिरभा इव Parṇāl.5.98. -2 (कर्म.) transitory lustre, short gleam.
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