नकुलः 1 The mungoose, an ichneumon; यदयं नकुलद्वेषी सकुलद्वेषी पुनः पिशुनः Vās. -2 N. of the fourth Pāṇḍava prince; the twin-brother of Sahadeva and a son of Mādr&imacr. अहं तस्य अतिशयितदिव्यरूपिणो नकुलस्य दर्शनेनोत्सुका जाता Ve.2 (where नकुल has really sense 1, but is taken in sense 2 by Duryodhana). -3 A son. -4 An epithet of Śiva. -5 Born of a base family; नकुलः पाण्डुतनये सर्पभुक् कुलहीनयोः Nm. -6 N. of a physician (author of a work on horses). -ली 1 A female mungoose. -2 Saffron. -Comp. -इष्टा, इष्टका a kind of medicinal plant (Mar. मुंगुस- वेल). -ईशः (-नकुलीश) 1 N. of a Bhairava living in the temple of Kālī. -2 A mode of worship in Tantraśāstra.
‘ Ichneumon,’ is mentioned in the Atharvaveda as being able to cut a snake in two and then join it up again. Its knowledge of a remedy against snake poison is also mentioned. The animal figures in the list of sacrificial victims at the Aśvamedha, or ‘ horse sacrifice,’ in the Yajurveda Samhitās.
noun (masculine) a particular musical instrument (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a son (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a physician (author of a wk. on horses) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of the Aśvins and Mādrī (twin-brother of Sahadeva) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Śiva (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the Bengal mungoose or Viverra Ichneumon (enemy of mice and of serpents from whose venom it protects itself by a medic. plant) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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