dhruva ध्रुव

Definition: mf(-)n. (prob. fr. dhṛ-,but see dhru-and dhruv-) fixed, firm, immovable, unchangeable, constant, lasting, permanent, eternal etc. (exempli gratia, 'for example' the earth, a mountain, a pillar, a vow etc.;with svāṅga- n.an inseparable member of the body ;with dhenu- f.a cow which stands quiet when milked ;with diś- f.the point of the heavens directly under the feet [reckoned among the quarters of the sky see 2. diś-] ;with smṛti- f.a strong or retentive memory ; see also under karaṇa-and nakṣatra-)