dantaḥ दन्तः

Definition: दन्तः [दम्-तन् Uṇ.3.86] 1 A tooth, tusk, fang (as of serpents, beasts &c.); वदसि यदि किञ्चिदपि दन्तरुचिकौमुदी हरति दरतिमिरमतिघोरम् Gīt.1; सर्पदन्त, वराह˚ &c. -2 An elephant's tusk, ivory; ˚पाञ्चालिका Māl.1.5. -3 The point of an arrow. -4 The peak of a mountain. -5 The side or ridge of a mountain. -6 The number thirty-two. -7 A bower, an arbour (कुञ्ज); 'दन्तो निकुञ्जे दशने' इति विश्वः Śi.4.4. -Comp. -अग्रम् the point of a tooth. -अन्तरम् the space between the teeth. -अरुणः an elephant in the ninth year; Mātaṅga. L.5.1. -अर्बुदः, -दम् gumboil. -आघातः 1 a bite. -2 the citron tree. -आयुधः a hog. -आलयः the month. -आलिका, -आली a horse's bridle; दन्तालिकाधरणनिश्चलपाणियुग्मम् Śi.5.56. -उच्छिष्टम् the remains of food lodged between the teeth. -उद्भेदः dentition. -उलूखलिकः, -खलिन् m. one who uses his teeth for a mortar, (grinding grain to be eaten between his teeth), an anchorite; cf. Ms.6.17; Rām.3.6; Mb.13.141.14. -कर्षणः a lime of citron tree. -कारः an artist who works in ivory; Rām.2.83.13. -काष्ठम् a piece of stick or twig used as a tooth-brush. -कीलः a kind of tooth-like joinery; Māna.17.177. -कूरः fight (कूरमन्नं दन्ताः क्रोधावेशात् कूरवच्चर्व्यन्ते$स्मिन्निति सङ्ग्रामः Com. of नीलकण्ठ); माद्रीपुत्रः सहदेवः कलिङ्गान् समागतानजयद् दन्तकूरे Mb.5.23.24. -ग्राहिन् a. injuring the teeth, causing them to decay. -घर्षः chattering or grinding the teeth. -घातः a bite. -चालः looseness of the teeth. -छदः a lip; वारंवारमुदारशीत्कृतकृतो दन्तच्छदान् पीडयन् Bh.1.43; Ṛs.4. 12. -जन्मन् n. growth of the teeth; आदन्तजन्मनः Y.3.23 -जात a. (a child) that is teething; Ms.5.58. -जाहम् the root of a tooth. -धावः, -धावनम् 1 cleaning or washing the teeth; अभ्यङ्गोन्मर्दनादर्शदन्तधावाभिषेचनम् Bhāg.11. 27.35. -2 a tooth-brush. (-नः) 1 the Bakula tree.-2 the Khadira tree. -पत्रम् a sort of ear-ornament; विलासिनीविभ्रमदन्तपत्रम् R.6.17; Ku.7.23; (often used in Kādambarī). Den. दन्तपत्रति = represents the earring (दन्तपत्र); पाण्डुच्छत्रति दन्तपत्रति वियल्लक्ष्मीकुरङ्गीदृशः P. R.7.62. -पत्रकम् an ear-ornament. -2 a Kunda flower. -पत्रिका 1 an ear-ornament. विदग्धलीलोचितदन्त- पत्रिका Śi.1.6. -2 Kunda. -3 a comb; Mb.1.3.157 com. -पवनम् 1 a tooth-brush. -2 cleaning or washing the teeth. -पाञ्चालिका an ivory doll; स्तन्यत्यागात्प्रभृति सुमुखी दन्तपाञ्चालिकेव क्रीडायोगं तदनु विनयं प्रापिता वर्धिता च Māl.1.5. -पातः the falling out of the teeth; Bṛi. S.66.5. -पालिः f. an ivory hilt (of a sword). -पाली 1 the point of a tooth. -2 the gums; Bṛi. S.68.97. -पुप्पुटः, -टकः gum-boil. -पुष्पम् 1 the Kunda flower. -2 fruit of the clearingnut plant (कतकफल). -प्रक्षालनम् washing the teeth. -प्रवेष्टम् sheath of an elephant's tusk; Mātaṅga L.5.4; ऊर्ध्वार्धासिच्छिन्नदन्तप्रवेष्टम् Śi.18.47. -फलः the wood-apple tree. (-ला) long pepper. -बीजः, बीजकः Pomegranate. -भागः 1 the fore-part of an elephant's head (where the tusks appear). -2 part of a tooth. -मलम्, -रजस् n. the tartar of the teeth. -मांसम्, -मूलम्, gums. -मूलीयाः (pl.) the dental letters, viz. -लृ, त्, थ्, द्, ध्, न्, ल्, and स्. -रोगः tooth-ache. -लेखकः one who earns his bread by painting or marking the teeth. -वर्ण a. brilliant. -वल्कम् the enamel of the teeth. -वस्त्रम्, -वासस् n. the lip; तुलां यदारोहति दन्तवाससा Ku.5.34; Śi.1.86. -वीजः, -वीजकः the pomegranate tree. -वीणा 1 a kind of musical instrument or harp. -2 chattering of the teeth; दन्तवीणां वादयन् Pt.1. -वेष्टः 1 the gums; Y.3.96. -2 a ring round the tusk of an elephant; Mb.7.9.19. -3 a tumor of the gums. -वैदर्भः loosening of the teeth through external injury. -व्यसनम् fracture of the teeth. -व्यापारः ivory work; K. -शङ्कुः a pair of pincers for drawing out teeth. -शठ a. sour, acid. (-ठः) 1 sourness, acidity. -2 Name of several trees with acid fruit like the citron, tamarind, wood-apple. -शर्करा tartar of the teeth. -शाणः a kind of tooth-powder, dentifrice. -शिरा 1 a back or double tooth. -2 the gum -शूलः, -लम् tooth-ache. -शोधनिः f. a tooth-pick. -शोफः swelling of the gums. -संघर्षः gnashing or rubbing together the teeth. -हर्षः morbid sensitiveness of the teeth (as when they are set on edge). -हर्षकः the citron tree.


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