By M. A. Alwar
Origin of the Word Aṃśukam
The word aṃśukam derives from aṃśun. The suffix used here is ‘ka’. In the other word aṃśubhiḥ the suffix used is ḍa.
Aṃśukam as per Medinīkośa
The meanings according to Medinīkośa are:
- Thin cloth
- The cloth used as the upper garment
Aṃśukam as per Ramānātha
Ramānātha, a commentator on the Amarakośa, defines the word as a white cloth.
Aṃśukam as per Rājanighaṇṭu
The Rājanighaṇṭu denotes it to be ‘a lower garment’.
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu