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सावत्र

This word is used only in comp., and as prefixed to the names of kindred; as सावत्र आई A half-mother, a wife of one's father yet not one's mother; also a stepmother; सावत्र भाऊ A half-brother, a brother on the father's side only; सावत्र मामा, सावत्र चुलता, सावत्र सासरा The brother, paternal uncle &c. of one's half-mother.
वि.  ( समासांत प्रथमपदीं उपयोग ) सापत्न पहा . [ सं . सापत्न्य ; प्रा . सावत ] सावत्र - आई - भाऊ - मामा - चुलता - सासरा इ० सामाशब्द आहेत .
०भाव  पु. १ सवतीमत्सर ; सापत्नभाव . २ परकेपणा ; दुजेपण .
  Half, step, as
सावत्र भाऊ, सावत्र भाव  m  The rivalry of rival wives.

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