दुन्दुभिः m. f. 1 A sort of large kettle-drum, drum; विजयदुन्दुभितां ययुरर्णवाः R.9.11. -m. 1 An epithet of Viṣṇu. -2 Of Kṛiṣṇa. -3 a kind of poison. -4 N. of a demon slain by Vāli. (When Sugrīva showed to
Rāma the skeleton of this demon to show him how powerful Vāli was, Rāma kicked it with but a gentle force, and threw it many miles away). -5 N. of Varuṇa. -6 N. of the 56th year in the cycle of संवत्सरs. -7 (f.) A pair of three spots on a die. दुन्दुभिर्दैत्यभेदे च वाद्ये वर्षे त्रिकद्वये Nm.
m. militarydrum; -dhur, f., -dhurâ, f. brunt of battle; -priya, a. delighting in battle; -bhata, m. N.; -bhû, -bhûmi, f. battle-field; -mukha, n. fore front of battle; vanguard; -mûrdhan, m. id.; -yagña, m. sacrifice of battle; -ra&ndot;ga, m. arena of conflict, battle-field; -rana-ka, m., â, f. regretful longing for a beloved object; m. god of love; -ranâ-y-ita, den. pp. rattling or sounding aloud; -rasika, a. eager for bat tle, with (--°ree;); -lakshmî, f. luck of war; goddess of battle; -visârada, a. skilled in war; -sikshâ, f. art of war; -siras, n. front of battle; vanguard; -sûra, m. hero in bat tle; -samudyama, m.stress of battle; -sam rambha, m. storm of battle; -stha, a. en gaged in battle; -sthâna, n. battle-field; -svâmin, m. statue of Siva as lord of battles.
Apparently an onomatopoetic word, means ‘ drum,’ as used in both war and peace. It is often mentioned from the Rigveda onwards. A special sort of drum was the earth drum,’ made by digging a hole in the ground and covering it with a hide. This was employed in the Mahāvrata, a rite performed at the winter solstice, for the purpose of driving away influences hostile to the return of the sun. A ‘ drum- beater’ is included in the list of sacrificial victims at the Purusamedha or ‘human sacrifice.’
noun (masculine feminine) a sort of large kettledrum (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a sort of poison (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Dyutimat
name of an Asura
name of Kṛṣṇa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of one of the Varṣaparvatas
name of the 56th year in the Jupiter cycle of 60 years (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the Varṣa ruled by Dundubhi
name of Varuṇa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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