pīḍanam पीडनम्

Definition: पीडनम् [पीड् भावे ल्युट्] 1 Paining, distressing, oppressing, inflicting pain; Ms.9.299; प्रजापीडनसंतापात् समुद्भूतो हुताशनः । राज्ञः श्रियं कुलं प्राणान्नादग्ध्वा विनिवर्तते ॥ Pt. 1.345; पीडनवर्गः Name of a chapter in Kau. A. (8. 4). -2 (a) Squeezing; pressing; Rām.7.16.29; दोर्वल्लिबन्ध- निबिडस्तनपीडनानि Gīt.1; दन्तोष्ठपीडननखक्षतरक्तसिक्ताम् Ch. P. 44. (b) Pressure; ममातिदृढपीडनैरपि न तृप्तिरालिङ्गनैः Māl.9. 38. -3 An instrument for pressing. -4 Taking, holding, seizing, as in करपीडन or पाणिपीडन q. v. -5 Laying waste, devastation. -6 Threshing corn. -7 An eclipse; as in ग्रहपीडन q. v. शशिदिवाकरयोर्ग्रहपीडनम् Bh.2.91. -8 Suppressing sounds, a fault in the pronunciation of vowels.


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