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Who is the "fiend" in this verse from Rig-Veda, Book 10:

  1. Give thou the woollen robe away: deal treasure to the Brahman priests. This female fiend hath got her feet, and as a wife attends her lord.

  2. Unlovely is his body when it glistens with this wicked fiend, What time the husband wraps about his limbs the garment of his wife.

I've heard this being used as proof that scriptures prohibit cross-dressing.

A reputed online publication cites it here so I would appreciate some scholarly inputs.

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