adhruva अध्रुव

Definition: अध्रुव a. Uncertain, doubtful. -2 Unsteady, moving, not fixed or permanent; स्वाङ्गे$ध्रुवे P.III.4.54; separable (which can be severed or detached without fatal or disastrous effects) (येन विना न जीवनं सो$ध्रुवः Sk.) -वम् An uncertainty; यो ध्रुवाणि परित्यज्य अध्रुवाणि निषेवते । ध्रुवाणि तस्य नश्यन्ति अध्रुवं नष्टमेव च H.1.184. cf. the English phrase 'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.'

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