Angulitra, aka: Anguli-tra, Aṅgulitra, Aṅgulītra; 2 Definition(s)


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Aṅgulitra (अङ्गुलित्र) or Aṅgulītra (अङ्गुलीत्र).—[aṅguliṃ trāyate, aṅgulistrāyate anena trai -ka.] a fingerprotector (a contrivance like a thimble used by archers to protect the thumb or fingers from being injured by the bow-string). सज्जैश्चापैर्बद्धगोधाङ्गुलित्रैः (sajjaiścāpairbaddhagodhāṅgulitraiḥ) Pañch. 2; व्रजति पुरतरुण्यो बद्धचित्राङ्गुलित्रे (vrajati purataruṇyo baddhacitrāṅgulitre) Bk.1.26.

Derivable forms: aṅgulitram (अङ्गुलित्रम्), aṅgulītram (अङ्गुलीत्रम्).

Aṅgulitra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṅguli and tra (त्र). See also (synonyms): aṅguritra, aṅgulitrāṇa, aṅguritrāṇa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅgulitra (अङ्गुलित्र).—n.

(-traṃ) A guard for the finger, applied to the bow-string used by archers. E. aṅguli and tra what protects.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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