A Dictionary of Oordoo and English

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compiler, 1838 - Urdu language - 604 pages
 

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Page 578 - The eight siddhis, a superior order of beings ; a personification of the powers and laws of nature ; when they are subjected to the will by holiness and austerities, whatever the fancy desires, may, it is said, be obtained; universal sovereignty may be acquired, and implicit obedience to any command enforced ; the magnitude, weight, or levity of the body may be rendered invisible, and transported in an instant to any part of the universe.
Page 44 - Hence, great men are ::. ., sometimes called .Jj 6..J when they make a practice of encouraging their dependants to hope, but do nothing for them at last ¡ as, dancing attendance on them and neglecting them are each likely to produce regret. The term also means, any person or thing, which is fair without and foul within, or that promises well but turns out ill ; a well looking, but stupid, fellow).
Page 253 - One boy, shouting kubbuddee hubuddee, passes this line and endeavours to touch one of those on the opposite side ; if he is able to do this, and to return to his own party, the boy that was so touched is supposed to be slain...
Page 426 - Daily a, with the tail of a dragon, whose head was severed from his body by VISHNU ; but being immortal, the head and tail retained their separate existence, and being transferred...
Page 258 - Vedangs, and comprehending the description of religious rites; a day and night of Brahma, a period of 4,820,000.000 of solarsydereal years or years of mortals, measuring the duration of the world, and as many, the interval of its annihilation...
Page 462 - M shamst, solnr. shumsi human, (solar and lunar); a perquisite taken by the officers of government, being the difference between the pay for a lunar and solar month; a...
Page 119 - Husain, or the model of a building containing the tombs, which are carried about in procession during those ten days. On the tenth day the tombs are buried, or in some places thrown into water : the building, if made of cheap materials, shares the same fate : if costly, it is carried back and deposited in the dargah or Karbala.
Page 430 - An upper garment of fine linen unsewed (or sewed, if made of other cloth) reaching to the middle of the leg ; any kind of cloak put on when going out.
Page 578 - ... prostration in salutation or adoration, so as to touch the ground with the eight principal parts of man, viz., with the hands, feet, thighs, breast, eyes, head, words, and mind.
Page 125 - ТЯ das, m. the string by which scales are suspended (or held in the hand) ; the threads of the warp at the end of a piece of cloth which are left unwoven ; the end of a piece of cloth, t.

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