Lih: 9 definitions


Lih means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lih (लिह्).—2 U. (leḍhi, līḍhe, lileha-lilihe, alikṣat-ta, alīḍha, lekṣyati-te, leḍhum, līḍha, desid. lilikṣati-te)

1) To lick; कपाले मार्जारः पय इति कराँल्लेढि शशिनः (kapāle mārjāraḥ paya iti karāṃlleḍhi śaśinaḥ) K. P.19; Bv.1.99; Kirātārjunīya 5. 38; Śiśupālavadha 12.4.

2) To lick up, taste, sip, lap; लिलिहु- र्बहुधा सुधाकरम् (lilihu- rbahudhā sudhākaram) N.2.99; लिलिहे स्वरुचा पताकया निशि जिह्वानिभया सुधाकरम् (lilihe svarucā patākayā niśi jihvānibhayā sudhākaram) 1.

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

Lih (लिह्).—r. 2nd cl. (leḍhi līḍhe Desid, lilikṣati-te) To taste, to taste with tongue, to lick, to sip. With ava, To chew, to lick. With ā, 1. To lick. 2. To pierce. 3. To wound. With ud, To polish.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lih (लिह्).—ii. 2, [Parasmaipada.] [Ātmanepada.] To lick, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 112, M.M. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. līḍha. 1. Licked, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 38. 2. Eaten. Ptcple. of the fut. pass. lehya, To be licked, [Pañcatantra] 61, 12. n. Food, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 73. Frequent. lelih, lelihya, To lick repeatedly, Mahābhārata 3, 10394. lelih, [Ātmanepada.], Chr. 39, 5. Ptcple. of the pres. [Ātmanepada.] lelihāna, n. 1. A snake. 2. A name of Śiva.

— With the prep. ava ava, 1. To lick here and there (figurat.), [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 79, 79. 2. To lick up or off; to eat, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 7. 3. To touch with the tongue, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 203. avalīḍha, Devoured, destroyed, Kirātārj. 13, 11. Frequent. To lick repeatedly, Mahābhārata 1, 1181.

— With ā ā, To lick, to touch, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 10, 46. āliḍha, 1. Eaten. 2. Polished, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 36. n. An attitude in shooting, the right knee advanced, the left leg retracted, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 70.

— With pratyā prati-ā-pratyālīḍha, Eaten. n. An attitude in shooting, etc. = ālīḍha, n.

— With pari pari, To lick, to enjoy, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 61, 16. Frequent. To lick repeatedly, [Pañcatantra] 55, 7 (see my transl. n. 257).

— With sam sam, To lick, Mahābhārata 3, 10653.

— With parisam pari-sam, To lick, Mahābhārata 3, 11500.

— Cf. [Latin] lingere, pol-lex; [Gothic.] bi-laigôn; [Anglo-Saxon.] liccian.

--- OR ---

Lih (लिह्).—[-lih], latter part of comp. words, Licking.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lih (लिह्).—1. leḍhi līḍhe lihati [participle] līḍha lick, lick up, lick at ([locative]), lick away i.e. destroy. [Causative] lehayati cause to lick. [Intensive] lelihyate etc. ([participle] lelihāna) lick frequently, play with the tongue.

--- OR ---

Lih (लिह्).—2. (—°) licking.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Lih (लिह्):—1. lih (later form of √rih) [class] 2. [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxiv, 6]) leḍhi, līḍhe ([Epic] also lihati; [perfect tense] lileha, lilihe [grammar]; [future] leḍhā, lekṣyati, te, [ib.]; [Aorist] alikṣat, alikṣata and alīḍha, [ib.]; [infinitive mood] leḍhum, [ib.]; [indeclinable participle] līḍhvā, [ib.])

—to lick, lap, lick at ([locative case]), taste, sip, take any food by licking or lapping, [Brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.;

—to lick up = destroy (said of an arrow), [Daśakumāra-carita];

— [Causal] lehayati ([Aorist] alīlihat), to cause to lick, [Brāhmaṇa; Suśruta];

—to apply as an electuary, [Caraka] :—[Desiderative] lilikṣati, te [grammar]:—[Intensive] lelihyati, leleḍhi (p. lelihat hyat, hyamana or hāna q.v.), to lick frequently or constantly, play with the tongue, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

2) cf. [Greek] λείχω; [Latin] lingo; [Slavonic or Slavonian] ližati; [Lithuanian] lḗżti; [German] lëcchôn, lecken; [Anglo-Saxon] liccian; [English] lick.

3) 2. lih mfn. (ifc.) licking (cf. madhu-l)

4) perceiving (nayanayoḥ ‘in the eyes’), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

5) m. mild wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lih (लिह्):—(la) laḍhi, līḍha 2. c. To lick.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Lih (लिह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Lahi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Lih in German

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

Discover the meaning of lih in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: