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1199. abha. A few names of animals

अभ abha. A few names of animals, for the most part of obscure derivation, show this ending.

a. Thus, vṛṣabhá and ṛṣabhá bullçarabhá a certain fabulous animal, çerabha a certain snake, gardabhá and rā́sabha ass; further, kanabhakarabha and kalabhalaṭabha,çalabha; and, with other union-vowels, tuṇḍibhanuṇḍibha, and kukkubha. The feminine, if occurring, is in ī; and kaṭabhī is found without corresponding masculine. AV. has the adjective sthūlabhá, equivalent to sthūlá.