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वृत्र

vṛtrá [ vRtra ]


m. ( only once in TS. ) or n. ( mostly in pl. ) ' coverer , investor, restrainer ', an enemy, foe, hostile host RV. TS.

m. N. of the Vedic personification of an imaginary malignant influence or demon of darkness and drought ( supposed to take possession of the clouds, causing them to obstruct the clearness of the sky and keep back the waters

Indra is represented as battling with this evil influence in the pent up clouds poetically pictured as mountains or castles which are shattered by his thunderbolt and made to open their receptacles [ cf. esp. RV. i, 31 ]

as a Dānava, Vṛtra is a son of Tvashṭṛ, or of Danu, q.v., and is often identified with Ahi, the serpent of the sky, and associated with other evil spirits, such as Śushṇa, Namuci, Pipru, Śambara, Uraṇa, whose malignant influences are generally exercised in producing darkness or drought ) RV. etc.

a thunder-cloud RV. iv, 10, 5 ( cf. Naigh. i, 10 )

darkness L.

a wheel L.

a mountain L.

N. of a partic. mountain L.

a stone KātyŚr. Sch.

N. of Indra ( ? ) L.

n. wealth ( = dhana ) L. ( v.l. vitta )

sound, noise ( = dhvani ) L.




vṛtrá-khādá [ vRtrakhAda ]

mfn. consuming or destroying ( others ' plaguing ' , fr. √ khid ) Vṛtra RV.

m. ' devourer of enemies ', N. of Bṛhas-pati MW.



vṛtrá-ghnī [ vRtraghnI ]

See -hán



vṛtrá-tára [ vRtratara ]

m. a worse Vṛtra RV.



vṛtrá-tū'r [ vRtratUr ]

m. conquering enemies or Vṛtra, victorious RV. TS. etc.



vṛtrá-tū'r [ vRtratUr ]

mfn. ( dat. tū're ), id. MaitrS.



vṛtrá-tū'rya [ vRtratUrya ]

n. conquest of enemies or Vṛtra, battle, victory RV.



vṛtrá-tvá [ vRtratva ]

n. the state or condition of being Vṛtra, Vṛtra-ship TS.



vṛtrá-druh [ vRtradruh ]

m. ' Vṛtra's foe ', N. of Indra Mcar.



vṛtrá-dviṣ [ vRtradviS ]

( L. ),



vṛtrá-nāśana [ vRtranAzana ]

( Hariv. ), m. id.



vṛtrá-putrā [ vRtraputrA ]

( vṛtrá- ), f. ' having Vṛtra as son ', Vṛtra's mother RV.



vṛtrá-bhojana [ vRtrabhojana ]

m. a kind of pot-herb ( commonly called Samaṭh

described by some as a kind of cucumber, = gaṇḍīra ) L.



vṛtrá-ripu [ vRtraripu ]

m. = -druh VP.



vṛtrá-vadha [ vRtravadha ]

m. the killing of Vṛtra Nir. Hariv. ( also N. of a drama and of partic. chapters of the R. and the PadmaP. )



vṛtrá-vidviṣ [ vRtravidviS ]

( Śiś. ),



vṛtrá-vairin [ vRtravairin ]

( Kathās. ), m. = -druh



vṛtrá-śaṅkú [ vRtrazaGku ]

m. a stone post ŚBr. ( Sch. on KātyŚr. )



vṛtrá-śatru [ vRtrazatru ]

m. = -druh MBh. R. etc.



vṛtrá-há [ vRtraha ]

mfn. slaying enemies, victorious RV.



vṛtrá-hátya [ vRtrahatya ]

n. the slaying of Vṛtra or of enemies, victorious fight RV. ŚBr. ŚāṅkhŚr.

( ā ), f. id. BhP.



vṛtrá-hatha [ vRtrahatha ]

( vṛtrá- ), m. id. RV. iii, 16, 1.



vṛtrá-hán [ vRtrahan ]

mf ( ghnī ) n. killing enemies or Vṛtra, victorious RV. etc. ( mostly applied to Indra, but also to Agni and even to Sarasvatī )

( ghnī ), f. N. of a river MārkP.

( -hán ) -tama mfn. most victorious, bestowing abundant victory RV. AV. ŚāṅkhŚr.



vṛtrá-hantṛ [ vRtrahantR ]

m. ' slayer of Vṛtra ', N. of Indra MBh.



vṛtrá-hāya [ vRtrahAya ]

Nom. ( fr. -ha or -han ) Ā. °yate, to act like Indra Pat.



vṛtrâri [ vRtrAri ]

m. ' enemy of Vṛtra ', N. of Indra Kathās