Irammadaḥ

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By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Irammadah, IrammadaH, Irammadah


Gender

Irammadaḥ is a masculine form.

Origin

General

It is derived from "irayā udakena mādyati dīpyate abindhanatvāt" which means 'That which burns by water, by virtue of having water as fuel'.

Grammatical

Grammatically it can be split as irā+mad+khaś. The affix and mum augment is given by nipātana by the rule ugrampaśyerammadapāṇindhamāśca.

Meaning

Ugrampaśyerammadapāṇindhamāśca refers to lightning. The flash following thunderbolt.

Synonyms

Synonyms of Irammadaḥ are:

  1. Meghajyotiḥ[1]
  2. Meghāgniḥ[2]

Usage in Bharata

"It is the fire which flows out of clouds due to friction with each other, and falls on trees, etc. It also includes fire born in the air"[3]

References

  1. As per Amara
  2. As per Jaṭādhara
  3. Bharata
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu