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विड

viḍa [ viDa ]


m. n. a kind of salt ( either factitious salt, procured by boiling earth impregnated with saline particles, or a particular kind of fetid salt used medicinally as a tonic aperient, commonly called Vit-lavan or Bit- noben, cf. viḍ-lavaṇa, it is black in colour and is prepared by fusing fossil salt with a small portion of Emblic Myrobalan, the product being muriate of soda with small quantities of muriate of lime, sulphur, and oxide of iron ), Suśr.

m. N. of a country and its king, Inscr.

a fragment, bit, portion ( ? ), W.




viḍa-gandha [ viDagandha ]

n. the medicinal salt described above, W.



viḍa-lavaṇa [ viDalavaNa ]

m. n. id., MBh. Bhpr.