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कपाल

कपाल
 kapā'la [ kapAla ]


( as, m. L. ), am, n. ( √ kamp Uṇ. i, 117 ), a cup , jar, dish ( used especially for the Puroḍāśa offering ), TS.; ŚBr.; Suśr. etc.

( cf. trikapāla, pañca-kapāla, etc. )

the alms-bowl of a beggar, Mn. vi, 44 ; viii, 93; R. etc.

a fragment of brick ( on which the oblation is placed ), ŚBr. vi, xii; KātyŚr.; Suśr. etc.

a cover, lid, ĀśvGṛ. iv, 5, 8; Bhāshāp. etc.

the skull, cranium, skull-bone, AV. ix, 8, 22 ; x, 2, 8; ŚBr. i; Yājñ. etc.

the shell of an egg, ŚBr. vi, 1, 3; Kathās. etc.

the shell of a tortoise, ŚBr. vii, 5, 1, 2

the cotyla of the leg of an animal, any flat bone, AitBr. Suśr.

a kind of leprosy, Suśr. i, 268, 1 ; 13

multitude, assemblage, collection, L.

(as), m. a treaty of peace on equal terms, Kām. ix, 2 ( cf. kapāla-saṃdhi below )

N. of an intermediate caste

N. of several men

( ās ), m. pl., N. of a school

( ī ), f. a beggar's bowl, Bhartṛ

( am ), n. N. of a Tantra

[ Gk., κωπή ' handle ' ; Lat. capere

Hib. gabhaim ; Goth. hafyan ; Angl. Sax. haban, haefene, hafoc ; Eng. haven, hawk ; cf. Gk. κεφαλή; Lat. caput ; Goth. haubith ; Angl. Sax. heafud. ]




kapā'la-ketu [ kapAlaketu ]

m. N. of a comet, VarBṛS.



kapā'la-khaḍgin [ kapAlakhaDgin ]

mfn. bearing a skull and a sword, Hcat



kapā'la-nālikā [ kapAlanAlikA ]

f. a sort of pin or spindle ( for winding cotton, thread etc. ), L.



kapā'la-pāṇi-tva [ kapAlapANitva ]

n. the state of bearing a skull in the hand ( as Śiva does ), Kathās. ii, 14



kapā'la-pāśin [ kapAlapAzin ]

mfn. bearing a skull and a snare, Hcat



kapā'la-bhātī [ kapAlabhAtI ]

f. a particular sort of penance ( consisting in alternate suppression and emission of the breath )



kapā'la-bhṛt [ kapAlabhRt ]

m. ' bearing a skull ', N. of Śiva, L.



kapā'la-mālā [ kapAlamAlA ]

f. N. of a being in the retinue of Devī



kapā'la-mālin [ kapAlamAlin ]

mfn. bearing a garland of skulls, MBh.; Kathās.; Hcat



kapā'la-mocana [ kapAlamocana ]

n. N. of a Tirtha, MBh. iii, 7007; Hariv. etc.



kapā'la-vajrin [ kapAlavajrin ]

mfn. bearing a skull and a thunderbolt, Hcat



kapā'la-vat [ kapAlavat ]

mfn. having or bearing a skull, Bālar



kapā'la-śakti-hasta [ kapAlazaktihasta ]

mf ( ā ) n. bearing a skull and spear in hand, Hcat



kapā'la-śiras [ kapAlaziras ]

m. ( kapālaṃ śirasi yasya, T. ), N. of Siva, R. ii, 54, 31

( the larynx NBD. )



kapā'la-śūla-khaṭvāṅgin [ kapAlazUlakhaTvAGgin ]

mfn. ' bearing a skull, a spear, and a club ', N. of Śiva, Hcat



kapā'la-saṃdhi [ kapAlasaMdhi ]

m. a treaty of peace on equal terms, Kām. ix, 8 ( = Hit. iv, 114 )



kapā'la-sphoṭa [ kapAlasphoTa ]

m. ' splitting the skull, N. of a Rakshas, Kathās



kapālêśvara-tīrtha [ kapAlezvaratIrtha ]

n. N. of a Tirtha