adhijihvaḥ अधिजिह्वः

Definition: अधिजिह्वः [अधिका जिह्वा यस्य] A serpent (who has a forked tongue). This arose from the attempt of the serpents to lick the nectar placed on a bed of Kuśa grass, the sharp points of which pricked the tongue and split it into two. -ह्वा-जिह्विका [अधिरूढा जिह्वा, स्वार्थे कन् 1 The uvula. -2 A sort of swelling of the tongue or epiglottis.


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