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See also:  कोंभ

 f  Used only in notes
$after$ the name of the wife or widow, and
$before$ the name of the husband.
 स्त्री. १ कागदापत्रांत विधवेच्या नावापुढें व तिच्या नवर्‍याच्या नांवामागें हा शब्द योजतात . जसें - ज्ञानकीबाई कोम रामजीपंत . ज्या जातींत पाट लावण्याची चाल नाहीं अशा ब्राह्मण जातींत हा शब्दक वापरातात व ज्या जातींत पाट लावतात अशा कुणबी व शुद्र जातींत कामे ऐवजी ' जवजे ' हा शब्द वापरतात . कोम ज्या अर्थाबद्दल बराच मतभेद आहे . कित्येकाच्या मतें जवजे . वलद बिन यासारखाच याचा अर्थ होतो . म्हणजे ' ची बायको , ' व कित्येकांच्या मतें .' जिच्या नवरा अमुक ' असा अर्थ होतो . २ जात . ( अर . कौम् = जात , कुंटुब )
kōmbha or kōma m See कोंब.
. Ex. जानकी बाई कोम रामाजीपंत. This word कोम is used amongst Bráhmans, or where there is not the practice of the form of marriage termed पाट; butamongst the Kun̤bí or Shúdra classes where पाट prevails, the word is जवजे. Of the signification of कोम whether Wife or Husband there is amongst the Bráhmans vehement contrariety of judgment; some arguing, on the ground of the position of the word behind the name of the male, that it is and must be Wife, wife of, in agreement with the cases of जवजे, वलद, & बिन, words occupying the same relative position, and by all allowed to mean, the first, Wife, wife of, the two latter, Son, son of; others insisting that it must be Husband, whose husband, as determined and declared by the following male name.
कोम  n. n. = क्लोमComm. on [L.]

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