kaumudī कौमुदी

Definition: कौमुदी [कुमुदस्येयं प्रकाशकत्वात् अण् ङीष् Tv.] 1 Moonlight; शशिना सह याति कौमुदी Ku.4.33; शशिनमुपगतेयं कौमुदी मेघमुक्तम् R.6.85; (the word is thus popularly derived :-- कौ मोदन्ते जना यस्यां तेनासौ कौमुदी मता). -2 Anything serving as moonlight, i. e. causing delight and balmy coolness; त्वं कौमुदी नयनयोरमृतं त्वमङ्गे U.2; त्वमस्य लोकस्य च नेत्रकौमुदी Ku.5.71; या कौमुदी नयनयो- र्भवतः सुजन्मा Māl.1.34; cf. चन्द्रिका. -3 The full moon day in Kārtika; तस्मात्तु कपिला देया कौमुद्यां ज्येष्ठपुष्करे Mb.13.13.32. -4 The full moon day in Āśvina. -5 Festivity (in general). -6 Particularly, a festive day on which temples, houses &c. are illuminated. -7 (At the end of titles of works &c.) Elucidation, throwing light on the subject treated; e. g. तर्ककौमुदी, साख्यतत्त्वकौमुदी, सिद्धान्तकौमुदी &c. -Comp. -चारः the day of full moon in the month Āśvina. -तरुः the stick of a lamp. -पतिः the moon. -मुखम् appearance of moonlight; सखीजनोद्वी- क्षणकौमुदीमुखम् R.3.1. -वृक्षः the stick or stand of a lamp.

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