samudra समुद्र

Definition: m. (n.only ; in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound' f(ā-). see udr/a-, an-udr/a-;for sa-mudra-See)"gathering together of waters", the sea, ocean (in veda- also"the aerial waters","atmospheric ocean or sky"[ see ];in ,seven circular concentric [elsewhere 3 or 4] oceans are named, viz. lavaṇa-,"salt-water"; ikṣu-,"syrup"; surā-,"wine"; ghṛta-,"clarified butter"; dadhi-,"curds"; dugdha-,"milk"; jala-,"fresh water";in later language the Ocean is often personified as king of the rivers) etc.

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: RV. vi , 72 , 3, Naigh. i , 3, VP. ii , 4, RV.
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