ketuḥ केतुः

Definition: केतुः [चाय्-तु की आदेशः Uṇ.1.73] 1 A flag, banner; चीनांशुकमिव केतोः प्रतिवातं नीयमानस्य Ś.1.33; -2 A chief, head, leader, foremost, any eminent person (oft. at the end of comp.); मनुष्यवाचा मनुवंशकेतुम् R.2.33;14.7; कुलस्य केतुः स्फीतस्य (राघवः) Rām. -3 A comet, meteor; Bhāg.2.6.15; Ms.1.38. -4 A sign, mark. -5 Brightness, clearness. -6 A ray of light; प्रययौ कान्तिमिव द्रुमाब्जकेतुम् Bu. Ch.5.3; Bhāg.8.6.15. cf. also 'केतुर्द्युतौ पताकायाम्' इति विश्वः. -7 The descending node considered as the ninth planet, and the body or trunk of the demon सैंहिकेय (the head being regarded as Rāhu); क्रूर- ग्रहः स केतुश्चन्द्रं संपूर्णमण्डलमिदानीम् Mu.1.6. -8 Day-time. -9 Apparition, form, shape. -1 Intellect, judgement; नि केतुना जनानां चिकेथे पूतदक्षसा Rv.5.66.4. -11 A pigmy race. -12 A disease. -13 An enemy. -Comp. -ग्रहः the descending node. -चक्रम् a kind of diagram. -तारा a comet. -भः a cloud. -मालः, -मालम् one of the nine great divisions of the known world (the western portion of जम्बुद्वीप.) -यष्टिः f. a flag-staff; नामाङ्करावणशराङ्कितके- तुयष्टिमूर्ध्वं रथं हरिसहस्रयुजं निनाय R.12.13. -रत्नम् lapis lazuli, (also called वैडूर्य). -वसनम् a flag.


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