the heron, often in combn with mayūra (peacock): Thag.1113; Vv.11#1, Vv.35#8 Ja.v.304; Ja.vi.272; or with haṃsa Pv.ii.12#3
■ Explained as sārasa Vv-a.57; jiṇṇa˚ an old heron Dhp.155.
cp. Sk. krauñca & kruñc
= abbr. of koñca-nāda, trumpeting, in koñcaṃ karoti to trumpet (of elephants) Vin.iii.109; Ja.vi.497.
- -nāda the trumpeting of an elephant (“the heron’s cry”) Ja.i.50; Mil.76 (in etymol play with koñca); Vv-a.35.
- -rāva = prec. Dhp-a.iv.70
- -vādikā a kind of bird Ja.vi.538.
not with Morris, J.P.T.S. 1887, 163 sq. to kruñc. (meaning to bend, cp. Lat. crux, E. ridge), but prob. a contamination of krośa, fr. krus to crow, and kuñja = kuñjara, elephant (q.v.). Partly suggested at Divy.251; see also expln at Vv-a.35, where this connection is quite evident.