छिद्र a. [छिद्-रक्, छिद्र-अच् वा] Pierced, containing holes. -द्रम् 1 A hole, slit, cleft, fissure, rent, pit, opening, crack; नव छिद्राणि तान्येव प्राणस्यायतनानि तु Y.3.99; Ms.8.239; अयं पटश्छिद्रशतैरलङ्कृतः Mk.2.9; so काष्ठ˚, भूमि˚ &c. -2 A defect, flaw, blemish; त्वं हि सर्षपमात्राणि परच्छिद्राणि पश्यसि । आत्मनो बिल्वमात्राणि पश्यन्नपि न पश्यसि ॥ Mb; सुग्रीवेण समं त्वस्य अद्वैधं छिद्रवर्जितम् Rām.7.36.39. -3 A vulnerable or weak point, weak side, imperfection, foible; नास्य छिद्रं परो विद्याद्विद्याच्छिद्रं परस्य तु । गूहेत् कूर्म इवाङ्गानि रक्षेद्विवरमात्मनः ॥ Ms.7.15,12; छिद्रं निरूप्य सहसा प्रविशत्यशङ्कः H.1.81. (where छिद्र means a hole also); Pt.3.39; Pt.2.38; Proverb: छिद्रेष्वनर्था बहुली- भवन्ति 'misfortunes never come single'. -4 (Astr.) N. of the eighth house. -5 Division; भूमिच्छिद्रविधानम् Kau. A.2.2; -6 Space; भूतानां छिद्रदातृत्वं बहिरन्तरमेव च Bhāg.3.26.34. -7 Sky; नानात्वं छिद्रयोर्यद्वज्ज्योतिषोर्वातयोरिव Bhāg.12.4.3. -Comp. -अनुजीविन्, -अनुसंधानिन्, -अनुसारिन्, अन्वेषिन् a. 1 looking out for faults or flaws. -2 seeking the weak points of another, picking holes, censorious; सर्पाणां दुर्जनानां च परच्छिद्रानुजीविनाम् Pt.1. -अन्तर् m. a cane, reed. -आत्मन् a. one who exposes his weak points to the attack of others. -कर्ण a. having the ear pierced. -दर्शन a. 1 exhibiting faults. -2 seeking the weak points. -दर्शिन् a. observing faults, a captious critic.
अच्छिद्र a. [न. ब.] Unbroken, uninjured, complete, unimpaired, without holes or weak points, faultless, without defect; अच्छिद्रैः सुस्तम्भैर्मन्त्रिभिः Pt.1.126; जपच्छिद्रं
तपच्छिद्रं यच्छिद्रं श्राद्धकर्मणि । सर्वं भवतु मे$च्छिद्रं ब्राह्मणानां प्रसादतः ॥; तत्तथा क्रियतां राजन्यथा$च्छिद्रः क्रतुर्भवेत् Rām., ˚ऊति giving perfect protection Rv.1.245.3. -द्रम् A faultless action or condition, absence of defect; ˚द्रेण uninterruptedly, from first to last. -Comp. -ऊधन् [ऊध्नी] having a faultless udder. अच्छिद्रोध्नी पीपयद्यथा नः सहस्रधारा पयसा मही गौः ॥ Rv.1.133.7. -काण्डम् N. of a chapter of the तैत्तिरीय ब्राह्मण.
Is an expression which occurs in one passage of the Rigveda,and which Roth was at first inclined to interpret as a proper name. There can, however, be no doubt that it means a cow, not a man, as suggested by Grassmann. The exact reason why a cow should be so described is uncertain. Roth was later inclined to see in it the sense ‘ having pierced ears,’ similar epithets being at a later period known to Pānini (bhinna-karna, chinna-karna). Grassmann’s more obvious rendering, ‘having the sign for (the number) marked on the ear,’ is supported by the similar epithets, ‘ having the mark of a lute on the ear ’ (karkari-karnyah), ‘ having the mark of a sickle on the ear’ (ιdātra-kamyah), ‘ having the mark of a stake on the ear * (sthūnā- kaniycih), ‘ having the ears bored * (
noun (neuter) (in astrol.) the 8th lunar mansion (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a hole (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
blemish (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
cleft (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
defect (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
fault (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
foible (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
imperfection (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
infirmity (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
opening (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
slit (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the lower regions (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the number "nine" (there being 9 openings in the body) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
weak point (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
adjective having no rents or holes (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
unhurt (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
uninterrupted (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
without weak points or defects (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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