Mrigaraj, aka: Mṛgarāj, Mriga-raj; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Mṛgarāj can be transliterated into English as Mrgaraj or Mrigaraj, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Mṛgarāj (मृगराज्).—m.

1) a lion; पतिते पतङ्गमृगराजि निजप्रतिबिम्बरोषित इवाम्बुनिधौ (patite pataṅgamṛgarāji nijapratibimbaroṣita ivāmbunidhau) Śi.9.18.

2) a tiger.

3) the sign Leo of the zodiac.

Mṛgarāj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and rāj (राज्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛgarāj (मृगराज्).—m. (-rāṭ) 1. A lion. 2. The sign Leo of the zodiac. 3. A tiger. 4. The moon. E. mṛga an animal, and rāj who rules over: also with a final vowel sṛgarāja m.


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