Patravaha, aka: Patravāha, Patra-vaha; 2 Definition(s)


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Patravāha (पत्रवाह).—

1) a bird; अध्याकाशं बभ्रमुः पत्रवाहाः (adhyākāśaṃ babhramuḥ patravāhāḥ) Śi.18.73.

2) an arrow; प्रमुखेऽभिहताश्च पत्रवाहाः प्रसन्नं माधवमुक्तवत्सदन्तैः (pramukhe'bhihatāśca patravāhāḥ prasannaṃ mādhavamuktavatsadantaiḥ) Śi.2.25.

3) a letter-carrier.

Derivable forms: patravāhaḥ (पत्रवाहः).

Patravāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms patra and vāha (वाह).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Patravāha (पत्रवाह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. An arrow. 2. A bird. 3. A postman, a letter carrier. E. patra a feather or a letter, and vāha bearing.

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