E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The ten essential rites of Hindus of the first three castes. (1) at the conception of a child; (2) at the quickening; (3) at birth; (4) at naming; (5) carrying the child out to see the moon; (6) giving him food to eat; (7) the ceremony of tonsure; (8) investiture with the string; (9) the close of his studies; (10) the ceremony of marriage, when he is qualified to perform the sacrifices ordained