kāntiḥ कान्तिः

Definition: कान्तिः [कम् भावे क्तिन्] 1 Loveliness, beauty, Me. 15; अक्लिष्टकान्ति Ś.5.19. -2 Brightness, lustre, brilliance; Me.84. -3 Personal decoration or embellishment. -4 Wish, desire. -5 (In Rhet.) Beauty enhanced by love; (S. D. thus distinguishes कान्ति from शोभा and दीप्तिः -- रूपयौवनलालित्यं भोगाद्यैरङ्गभूषणम् । शोभा प्रोक्ता सैव कान्ति- र्मन्मथाप्यायिता द्युतिः । कान्तिरेवातिविस्तीर्णा दाप्तिरित्यभिधीयते 13, 131). -6 A lovely or desirable woman. -7 An epithet of Durgā. -8 A digit of the moon. -9 Name of Lakṣmī; भूषणानि महार्हाणि ददौ कान्तिः शुभां स्रजम् Bhāg.1.65.29. -Comp. -कर a. beautifying, illuminating, brightening. -द a. beautifying, adorning. (-दम्) 1 bile. -2 clarified butter. -द, -दायक, -दायिन् a. adorning. -भृत् m. the moon.


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