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vṛddhi [ vRddhi ]

1 f. cutting off, abscission W.

( in law ) forfeiture, deduction ib.

vṛddhi [ vRddhi ]

2 f. ( for 1. See p. 1010 ) growth, increase, augmentation, rise, advancement, extension, welfare, prosperity, success, fortune, happiness RV. etc.

elevation ( of ground ) VarBṛS.

prolongation ( of life ) Pañcat

swelling ( of the body ) Suśr.

enlargement of the scrotum ( either from swelled testicle or hydrocele ) ib.

swelling or rising ( of the sea or of the waters ), waxing ( of the moon ) MBh.

gain, profit R. Subh

profit from lending money etc., usury, interest Mn. Yājñ. MBh. ( the various kinds of interest recognised by Hindū lawyers are, 1. kāyikā vṛddhi, ' body-interest ', i.e. either the advantage arising from the body of an animal pledged as security for a loan, or interest paid repeatedly without reducing the body or principal

2. kālikā v°, ' time-interest ', i.e. payable weekly, monthly, annually, etc., but most usually computed by the month

3. cakrav°, ' wheel-interest ', i.e. interest upon interest , compound interest

4. kāritā v°, ' stipulated interest ', at a rate higher than the usual legal rate

5. śikhā-v°, ' interest growing like a lock of hair ', i.e. at a usurious rate payable daily

6. bhoga-lābha, ' advantage accruing to a creditor from the use ' of objects handed over to him as security, e.g. of lands, gardens, animals, etc. : ' lawful interest ' is called dharma-v° , ' usurious interest ' a-nyāya-v°, ' interest at the highest legal rate ' parama-v° ) IW. 264

the second modification or increase of vowels ( to which they are subject under certain conditions, e.g. ā is the Vṛddhi of the vowel a

ai of i, ī, and e

au of u, ū, and o ; 2. vṛddha and kṛta-vṛddhi ). VPrāt. Pāṇ. Rājat. Sarvad

one of the 8 principal drugs ( described as mild, cooling etc.

and a remedy for phlegm. leprosy, and worms ) Suśr. Bhpr.

N. of the 11th of the astrological Yogas ( or the Yoga star of the 11th lunar mansion ) L.

= vṛddhi-śrāddha GṛS.

m. ( with bhaṭṭa ) N. of a poet Cat.

vṛddhi-kara [ vRddhikara ]

mf ( ī ) n. yielding or causing increase, promoting growth or prosperity, augmenting ( ifc. ) Mn. VarBṛS. Rājat

vṛddhi-jīvaka [ vRddhijIvaka ]

mfn. living by usury MBh.

vṛddhi-jīvana [ vRddhijIvana ]

mfn. id. ib.

n. = next L.

vṛddhi-jīvikā [ vRddhijIvikA ]

f. livelihood gained by usury L.

vṛddhi-da [ vRddhida ]

mf ( ā ) n. giving increase, causing advancement or prosperity VarBṛS.

m. a kind of shrub ( = -jīvaka ) L.

Batatas Edulis ib.

vṛddhi-datta [ vRddhidatta ]

m. N. of a merchant Campak

vṛddhi-dātrī [ vRddhidAtrI ]

f. a kind of plant L.

vṛddhi-pattra [ vRddhipattra ]

n. a kind of lancet Suśr. Vāgbh

vṛddhi-mat [ vRddhimat ]

mfn. having increase, growing, increasing Yājñ. Bhartṛ

become powerful or prosperous Bhaṭṭ.

( in gram. ) causing the vowel-modification called Vṛddhi ( q.v. ) APrāt.

vṛddhi-r-ād-aic-sūtra-vicāra [ vRddhirAdaicsUtravicAra ]

m. ( Pāṇ. 1-1, 1 ) N. of a gram. treatise

vṛddhi-śrāddha [ vRddhizrAddha ]

n. a Śrāddha or offering to progenitors on any prosperous occasion ( as on the birth of a son etc. ) RTL. 305

-dīpikā f. -prayoga m. -vidhi m. N. of wks.