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dhánus [ dhanus ]


n. ( m. g. ardharcâdi ; cf. dhanu ), a bow, RV. etc.

a measure of length = 4 Hastas or 1/2000 Gavyūti, Mn.

Yājñ. etc.( geom. ) an ārc or past of a circle

( astron. ) an are or quadrant for ascertaining the sun's altitude and zenith-distance

a fiddlestick

the sign of the zodiac Sagittarius Sūryas. Var.

Buchanania Latifolia L.

N. of Śiva MBh. vii, 9536 ( armed with a bow, L., or = dhanuḥsvarūpa Nīlak. )

a desert, arid land ( cf. °nur-dur-ga ).




dhanustambha [ dhanustambha ]

See °nuH-st°.