uṣṇīṣaḥ उष्णीषः

Definition: उष्णीषः षम् [उष्णमीषते हिनस्ति ईष् क Tv.] 1 Anything wound round the head. रक्तोष्णीषधराः स्त्रियः Rām. 6.8.6. उष्णीषबन्धस्थाने ललाटोपरि पट्टबन्धरेखा. -2 Hence, a turban, diadem, crownet; बलाकापाण्डुरोष्णीषम् Mk.5.19. हेमासने कृतोष्णीषमभिषिच्य नृपं व्यधात् Bm.1.678. उष्णीषेणैव शुचिना व्यभादुत्तंसधारिणा Śiva. B.21.29. and 22.8. ˚पट्ट K.16; Ratn.1.4. -3 A distinguishing mark. -4 A characteristic mark (of hair) on the head of a Buddha which indicates his future sanctity उष्णीषः स्फुट एष मूर्धनि विभात्यूर्णेयमन्तर्भुवोः Nāg.1.17. -5 The top of a building.


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