dohadaḥ दोहदः

Definition: दोहदः दम् [दोहमाकर्ष ददाति दा-क] 1 (a) The longing of a pregnant woman; प्रजावती दोहदशंसिनी ते R.14. 45; उपेत्य सा दोहददुःखशीलतां यदेव वव्रे तदपश्यदाहृतम् 3.6,7. (b) The desired object itself. -2 Pregnancy. -3 The desire of plants at budding time (as, for instance, of the Aśoka to be kicked by young ladies, of the Bakula to be sprinkled by mouthfuls of liquor &c.); महीरुहा दोहदसेकशक्तेराकालिकं कोरकमुद्गिरन्ति N.3.21;R.8.63; Me.78; see अशोक. -4 Vehement desire; प्रवर्तितमहासमर- दोहदा नरपतयः Ve.4. -5 Wish or desire in general. -Comp. -दुःखशीलता pregnancy; उपेत्य सा दोहददुःख- शीलताम् R.3.6. -धूपः a kind of fragrant substance used as manure; दाडिमे दोहदधूपिनि द्रुमे N.1.82. -लक्षणम् 1 the fœtus, the embryo (= दौर्हृदलक्षण q. v.). -2 the period of passing from one stage of life to another.


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