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ཟླ་བ། (Wyl. zla ba ) n. Pron.: dawa
- Skt. मासः, māsa, Pron.: masa. From Sanskrit: or | the moon | a month or the 12th part of the Hindū year (there are 4 kinds of months, viz. the solar | the natural | the stellar | and the lunar | the latter, which is the most usual and consists of 30 Tithis, being itself of two kinds as reckoned from the new or full moon | for the names of the months | a symbolical N. for the number 'twelve'
- Skt. सोमः, soma, Pron.: soma. From Sanskrit: fr. | juice, extract, (•esp.) the juice of the Soma plant, (also) the Soma plant itself (said to be the climbing plant Sarcostema Viminalis or Asclepias Acida, the stalks | of which were pressed between stones | by the priests, then sprinkled with water, and purified in a strainer | whence the acid juice trinkled into jars | or larger vessels | after which it was mixed with clarified butter, flour, made to ferment, and then offered in libations to the gods [in this respect corresponding with the ritual of the Iranian Avesta] or was drunk by the Brāhmans, by both of whom its exhilarating effect was supposed to be prized ; it was collected by moonlight on certain mountains [in | the mountain Mūja-vat is mentioned | the moon or moon-god | above | a Soma sacrifice | a day destined for extracting the Soma-juice | Monday | nectar | camphor | air, wind | water | a drug of supposed magical properties | a •partic. mountain or mountainous range | to some the mountains of the moon | a •partic. class of Pitṛis | prob. for | N. of various authors (also with | above | or | N. of a monkey-chief
- Skt. एकपक्षः, ekapakṣa, Pron.: ekapaksha. From Sanskrit: one side or party, the one case or alternative, the one side of an argument