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1303. In appositional possessive compounds

In appositional possessive compounds, the second member, if it designates a part of the body, sometimes logically signifies that part to which what is designated by the prior member belongs, that on or in which it is.

a. Thus, ghṛtápṛṣṭha butter-backedmádhujihva honey-tongued, niṣkágrīva and maṇigrīva necklace-neckedpā́trahasta vessel-handedvájrabahu lightning-armedásṛn̄mukhablood-facedkīlā́lodhan mead-udderedvā́jajaṭhara sacrifice-belliedvāṣpakaṇvha with tears in the throatçraddhā́manas with faith in the heart; with irregular accent,dhūmākṣī́ f. smoke-eyedaçrumukhī́ f. tear-faced; and khā́dihasta ring-handed (khādí). In the later language, such compounds are not infrequent with words meaning hand: thus,çastrapāṇi having a sword in the handlaguḍahasta carrying a staff.