Aṃśukam

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By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Amsukam, AMZukam, Amshukam


Origin of the Word Aṃśukam

The word aṃśukam derives from aṃśun. The suffix used here is ‘ka’. In the other word aṃśubhiḥ the suffix used is ḍa.

Aṃśukam as per Medinīkośa

The meanings according to Medinīkośa are:

  1. Cloth
  2. Thin cloth
  3. The cloth used as the upper garment

Aṃśukam as per Ramānātha

Ramānātha, a commentator on the Amarakośa, defines the word as a white cloth.

Aṃśukam as per Rājanighaṇṭu

The Rājanighaṇṭu denotes it to be ‘a lower garment’.

References

  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu