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कर्कट ‎(karkaṭam

  1. crab
  2. the sign Cancer
  3. a particular bird
  4. (botany) name of several plants
  5. the fibrous root of a plant
  6. the curved end of the beam of a balance (to which the strings supporting the scale are attached)
  7. a pair of compasses in a particular position
  8. a particular position of the hands
  9. a kind of fever
  10. a kind of coitus



  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0256