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Aṃśukam

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By M. A. Alwar


Origin of the Word Aṃśukam[edit]

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[edit]

The meanings according to Medinīkośa are:

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

Aṃśukam as per Ramānātha[edit]

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

Aṃśukam as per Rājanighaṇṭu[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu