Kunkum, aka: Kuṅkūṃ; 2 Definition(s)

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Marathi-English dictionary

kuṅkūṃ (कुंकूं).—n (kuṅkuma S) A powder prepared from turmeric colored with lemon-juice, alum &c. It is rubbed by married women on the forehead &c. In the Konkan̤ this powder is called piñjara, and it is only after mixture and preparation with oil that it becomes kuṅkūṃ. Pr. bōḍakīlā kuṅkūṃ vāñjhēlā kātabōḷa kaśāsa pāhijē? kuṅkūṃ jāṇēṃ g. of s. To suffer the wane or departure of its glory;--used of a business, a branch of science, a source of emolument &c. kuṅkūṃ pusūna śēṇa lāvaṇēṃ To leave one's husband and contract pāṭa or the inferior form of marriage with another: also to contract pāṭa whether as a wife or a widow. kuṅkūṃ baḷakaṭa hōṇēṃ g. of s. To have the destiny of an abiding kuṅkūṃ, i.e. to be able to preserve one's husband long in life. kuṅkūṃ sarasēṃ hōṇēṃ-karaṇēṃ To stand fast in the enjoyment of wife- (unwidowed) honors. kuṅkūṃ saṃrakṣaṇēṃ or saṃrakṣaṇa karaṇēṃ To hold fast one's wifehood (unwidowed state).

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuṅkūṃ (कुंकूं).—n A powder prepared from turmeric coloured with lemon-juice, &c. It is rubbed by married women on the forehead. kuṅkūṃ jāṇēṃ To suffer the wane or departure of its glory–used of a business &c. kuṅkūṃ baḷakaṭha hōṇēṃ To have the destiny of an abiding kuṅkūṃ i. e., to be able to preserve one's husband long in life. kuṅkū sarasa hōṇēṃ-karaṇēṃ To stand fast in the enjoyment of wife-(unwidowed) honours.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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