Ūḍhaḥ

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By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Udhah, UDhaH, UUdhah


Ūḍhaḥ refers to the person who is unmarried (particularly in the smṛtis).

Gender

Ūḍhaḥ can be used in all the three genders.

Origin

It is derived as “Udyate sma” with the kta affix.

Usage

Rāmāyana

'Rama was seen married and hence lakṣmaṇa was approached by śūrpanakhā.[1] The expression “Bhāryoḍha” refers to “ooḍhabhāryaḥ”, one who is married.

Mallinātha

Mallinātha notes that it has been Paranipāta on the force of “vāhitāgnyādiṣu”.


References

  1. Bhaṭṭi Kāvya, iv. 15.
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu