Uccatanam, Uccāṭaṉam: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Uccāṭaṉam (உச்சாடனம்) noun < uc-cāṭana.

1. Magic art of driving away, causing a person to quit his place, one of aṣṭa-karumam, q.v.; அஷ்டகருமத்துள், இருப்பிடத்தைவிட்டு ஒட்டுந்தொழில். [ashdagarumathul, iruppidathaivittu ottunthozhil.]

2. Expelling an evil spirit from a person or place, exorcism, one of aṟupattu-nālu-kalai; பேயோட்டுகை. [peyottugai.]

3. Incitement by magical incantation of an evil spirit to cause injury or ruin; பேய்முதலியவற்றை ஏவுகை. [peymuthaliyavarrai evugai.] (W.)

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