Is mentioned in the story of Manu told in the śatapatha Brāhmana, where it means a ‘ great fish ’ (mahā-matsya) according to the commentator. Eggeling suggests that a horned fish is meant, because in the Taittirīya Samhitā the Idā, or personified libation, is represented as a cow, and this may have brought in the idea of a horned fish in the later form of an old legend. But cf. Jasa.
noun (masculine) a fish (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a forest (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a large fish (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
forest overgrown with grass (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
sun-heat (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the sign Pisces (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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