केतक

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Sanskrit[edit]

Noun[edit]

केतक (ketakam

  1. screw pine (Pandanus fascicularis/odoratissimus) (MBh., R., Megh. etc.)
    • 8th c., Bhavabhuti, Uttararāmacarita (Rama's Last Act), Prelude to act III:
      kisalayam iva mugdhaṃ bandhanād vipralūnam / ḥrdaya|kusuma|śoṣī dāruṇo dīrgha|śokaḥ
      glapayati paripāṇḍu kṣāmam asyāḥ śarīraṃ / śaradi|ja iva dharmaḥ ketakī|garbha|patram.[script?]
      Like a tender bud sheared off from its stem / her pallid and haggard body has been withered
      by long hard grief parching her heart’s flower / like autumn heat a leaf in a ketaki bud.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0309