ataṭa अतट

Definition: अतट a. [न. ब.] -1 Having no shore or beach; _x001F_+precipitate, steep -टः 1 A precipice, a steep crag. -2 Name of a hill. -3 The lower part of the earth. -Comp -प्रपातः a steep precipice; a fall headlong form a precipice; a precipitate fall; मनोरथानामतटप्रपातः Ś.6.1. of my hopes there is a precipitate fall. (Some read the line _x001F_-as मनोरथा नाम तटप्रपातः and take it to mean 'verily our desires are like the crumblings of river banks'.)

Dictionary: Apte
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