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काष्ठा

काष्ठा
 kā'ṣṭhā [ kASThA ]


f. a place for running, race-ground, course ( also the course, path or track of the wind and clouds in the atmosphere ) RV.

the mark, goal, limit VS. TS. ŚBr. etc.

the highest limit, top, summit, pitch Kum. Daś. etc.

a quarter or region of the world, cardinal point Naigh. Nir. MBh. etc.

the sixteenth part of the disk of the moon BhP. i, 12, 31

a measure of time ( = 1/30 Kalā Mn. i, 64 Suśr.

= 1/12 Kalā Jyot

= 1/15 Laghu, = 1/225 Nāḍikā, = 1/450 Muhūrta BhP. iii, 11, 7 ) MBh. i, 1292 etc.

form, form of appearance BhP. iii, 28, 12 ; vii, 4, 22

the sun Nir. ii, 15

water ib.

the plant Curcuma xanthorrhiza L.

N. of a daughter of Daksha and wife of Kaśyapa ( mother of the solidungulous quadrupeds). BhP. vi, 6, 25 ff

N. of a town




kāṣṭha-bhṛ't [ kASThabhRt ]

mfn. leading to a mark or aim ŚBr. xi