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ṛtú [ Rtu ]

m. ( cf. Uṇ. i, 72 ) any settled point of time, fixed time , time appointed for any action ( esp. for sacrifices and other regular worship ), right or fit time cf. RV. cf. AV. cf. VS.

an epoch, period ( esp. a division or part of the year ), season ( the number of the divisions of the year is in ancient times, three, five, six, seven, twelve, thirteen, and twenty-four

in later time six seasons are enumerated, viz. Vasanta, ' spring '

Grīshma, ' the hot season '

Varshās ( f. nom. pl. ), ' the rainy season ' cf. Śarad, ' autumn '

Hemanta, ' winter '

and Śiśira, ' the cool season '

the seasons are not unfrequently personified, addressed in Mantras, and worshipped by libations ) cf. RV. cf. AV. cf. VS. etc. cf. MBh. cf. Mn. etc.

symbolical expression for the number six cf. VarBṛS. cf. Sūryas. etc.

the menstrual discharge ( in women ), the time after the courses ( favourable for procreation

according to cf. Bhpr. sixteen days after their appearance ) cf. Suśr. cf. MBh. cf. Mn. etc.

sexual union at the above time cf. Mn. ix, 93 cf. MBh.

fixed order, order, rule [ cf. BRD. ] cf. RV. i, 162, 19

light, splendour cf. L.

a particular mineral cf. L.

N. of a Ṛṣi

of the twelfth Manu

ṛtú-kāla [ RtukAla ]

m. the fit or proper season cf. MBh. iii, 14763

the time of a woman's courses, the time after the courses ( favourable for procreation, See above ) cf. ŚāṅkhŚr. cf. Mn. iii, 45 ; v, 153 cf. MBh. cf. Pañcat

ṛtú-gaṇa [ RtugaNa ]

m. the seasons collectively

ṛtú-gāmin [ RtugAmin ]

mfn. approaching ( a woman sexually ) at the fit time ( i.e. after her courses ) cf. R. cf. BhP.

ṛtú-grahá [ Rtugraha ]

m. a libation offered to the Ṛitus or seasons cf. ŚBr. cf. KātyŚr.

ṛtú-caryā [ RtucaryA ]

f. N. of wk.

ṛtú-jit [ Rtujit ]

m. N. of a king of Mithilā cf. VP.

ṛtú-juṣ [ RtujuS ]

f. a woman enjoying intercourse at the time fit for procreation cf. Kathās. cxx, 35

ṛtú-dhāman [ RtudhAman ]

m. ( probably for ṛta-dh° ), N. of Viṣṇu cf. VP.

ṛtú-nātha [ RtunAtha ]

m. ' lord of the seasons ', the spring cf. T.

ṛtú-páti [ Rtupati ]

m. lord of the times fit for sacrifices, lord of the proper times, N. of Agni cf. RV. x, 2, 1

of other deities cf. AV. iii, 10, 9

xi, 6, 17

the spring cf. T.

ṛtú-parṇa [ RtuparNa ]

m. N. of a king of Ayodhyā cf. MBh. ( v.l. ṛta-p° )

ṛtú-paryāya [ RtuparyAya ]

m. the revolution of the seasons

ṛtú-paśú [ Rtupazu ]

m. an animal to be sacrificed at a particular season cf. ŚBr. xiii cf. Vait

ṛtú-pā' [ RtupA ]

mfn. drinking the libation at the right time cf. RV.

ṛtú-pātrá [ RtupAtra ]

n. a vessel for the libation to the Ṛitus or seasons cf. ŚBr. cf. KātyŚr. cf. Vait

ṛtú-prāpta [ RtuprApta ]

mfn. that which has approached its own season ( as a fruit-bearing tree ) cf. L.

ṛtú-praiṣa [ RtupraiSa ]

m. N. of particular invocations spoken before the sacrifice to the seasons cf. AitBr. v, 9, 3


ṛtú-bhāga [ RtubhAga ]

m. the sixth part cf. Hcat

ṛtú-bhā'j [ RtubhAj ]

mfn. partaking of a season ( said of a sacrificial brick ) cf. ŚBr. x, 4, 4, 4

ṛtú-mát [ Rtumat ]

mfn. coming at regular or proper times cf. VS. xix, 61 cf. TāṇḍyaBr. xiv

enjoying the seasons cf. ChUp.

( ), f. ' having courses ', a girl at the age of puberty , marriageable girl cf. Mn. ix, 89 ff. cf. Pañcat. etc.

a woman during her courses or just after them ( during the period favourable for procreation ) cf. Gobh. ii, 5, 6 cf. MBh. etc.

( at ), n. N. of Varuṇa's grove cf. BhP.

ṛtú-máya [ Rtumaya ]

mfn. consisting of seasons cf. ŚBr. viii

ṛtú-múkha [ Rtumukha ]

n. beginning or first day of a season cf. ŚBr. i cf. KātyŚr. cf. R.

ṛtú-mukhin [ Rtumukhin ]

mfn. taking place on the first day of a season cf. Comm. on cf. TBr.

ṛtú-yāja [ RtuyAja ]

m. ' offering to the seasons ', a particular ceremony cf. AitBr. cf. ĀśvŚr. cf. KātyŚr. etc.

ṛtú-yājín [ RtuyAjin ]

mfn. sacrificing at the beginning of every season cf. MaitrS.

ṛtú-yājyā [ RtuyAjyA ]

f. = -yāja above cf. Vait

ṛtú-rāja [ RturAja ]

m. ' the king of the seasons ', the spring cf. Kathās

ṛtú-liṅga [ RtuliGga ]

n. characteristic of a season cf. Mn. i, 30

sign of menstruation cf. W.

ṛtú-lokā [ RtulokA ]

f. N. of particular bricks cf. ŚBr. x

ṛtú-vṛtti [ RtuvRtti ]

f. revolution of the seasons, a year cf. L.

ṛtú-velā [ RtuvelA ]

f. the time of or after menses ( fit for procreation ) cf. ŚāṅkhGṛ. i, 19, 1

ṛtú-śás [ Rtuzas ]

ind. at the proper or due time, at the very time cf. RV. cf. AV. ix, 5, 13 cf. VS.

ṛtú-śānti [ RtuzAnti ]

f. N. of wk.

ṛtú-ṣāman [ RtuSAman ]

( for -sāman ), n. N. of a Sāman

ṛtú-ṣṭhā' [ RtuSThA ]

( for -sthā ), mfn. being in season or in the seasons cf. VS. xvii, 3 cf. MaitrS. iii, 3, 4

-yajñāyajñīya n. N. of a Sāman cf. Lāṭy. i, 5, 15 cf. ĀrshBr.

ṛtú-saṃhāra [ RtusaMhAra ]

m. ' collection of the seasons ', N. of a poem ascribed to Kālidāsa

ṛtú-saṃdhi [ RtusaMdhi ]

m. junction of two seasons, transition from one season to the next one cf. PārGṛ. cf. GopBr. etc.

junction of two fortnights, the days of new and full moon ( as the junction of the dark and light half of the month, and reversely ) cf. T.

ṛtú-samaya [ Rtusamaya ]

m. the period of or after the menses ( fit for procreation ) cf. VarBṛS. cf. Pañcat

ṛtú-sahasrá [ Rtusahasra ]

n. a thousand seasons cf. ŚBr. x

ṛtú-sātmya [ RtusAtmya ]

n. diet etc. suited to a season

ṛtú-sevya [ Rtusevya ]

mfn. to be taken or applied at certain seasons ( as particular medicines or food etc. ) cf. T.

ṛtú-sthalā [ RtusthalA ]

f. N. of an Apsaras

ṛtú-sthā' [ RtusthA ]

f. = -ṣṭhā' above cf. TS. v

ṛtú-snātā [ RtusnAtA ]

f. a woman who has bathed after her courses ( and so prepared herself for sexual intercourse ) cf. Suśr. cf. MBh. cf. Ragh. etc.

ṛtú-snāna [ RtusnAna ]

n. the act of bathing after menstruation

ṛtú-hārikā [ RtuhArikA ]

f. ' taking away or obstructing the menses ', N. of a female demon

ṛtú-homa [ Rtuhoma ]

m. a particular sacrifice cf. Vait

ṛtv-anta [ Rtvanta ]

m. the close of a season cf. Mn. iv, 26

the termination of menstruation cf. W.

( mfn. ) forming the close of a season ( as a day ) cf. Mn. iv, 119

ṛtv-ik [ Rtvik ]

( in comp. for ṛtvíj below )

-tva n. the state of being a Ṛtvij or priest cf. TāṇḍyaBr.

-patha m. the path of the priest on the sacrificial ground cf. Lāṭy

-phala n. the reward of a priest cf. Jaim

ṛtv-íj [ Rtvij ]

mfn. ( fr. √ yaj ), sacrificing at the proper time, sacrificing regularly

( k ), m. a priest ( usually four are enumerated, viz. Hotṛ , Adhvaryu, Brahman, and Udgātṛ

each of them has three companions or helpers, so that the total number is sixteen, viz. hotṛ, Maitrāvaruṇa, Acchāvāka, Grāva-stut

adhvaryu, Prati-prasthātṛ, Neshṭṛ, Un-netṛ

brahman, Brāhmaṇācchaṃsin, Agnīdhra, Potṛ

udgātṛ, Prastotṛ, Pratihartṛ, Subrahmaṇya cf. ĀśvŚr. iv, 1, 4-6 ) cf. RV. cf. AV. cf. TS. cf. ŚBr. cf. KātyŚr. etc.