From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. crescent moon
  2. a drop of the moon,
  3. in the twilight language of Tāntrik and Sahajiyā literature, the male semen; in the scripts of several Indian languages, a diacritic mark represented by a dot inside the lower half of a circle, which means that the previous vowel is nasalized.