Aghra, Āghrā: 4 definitions


Aghra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āghrā (आघ्रा).—1 P.

1) To smell, smell at; गन्धमाघ्राय (gandhamāghrāya) Meghadūta 21.

2) To kiss, touch (with the nose) as the head, आजघ्रुर्मूर्ध्नि बालांश्च (ājaghrurmūrdhni bālāṃśca) Bhaṭṭikāvya 14.12.

3) (Fig.) To attack; devour, seize upon; मामाघ्रातुमागतवान् (māmāghrātumāgatavān) Daśakumāracarita 6; कामाघ्रातया अनया (kāmāghrātayā anayā) 116 smitten, affected; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.29; Bhartṛhari 3.14.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āghrā (आघ्रा).—the same, touch, seize.

Āghrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and ghrā (घ्रा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āghrā (आघ्रा):—[=ā-√ghrā] -jighrati (p. -jighrat; [indeclinable participle] -ghrāya; [imperative] 2. sg. -jighra; [imperfect tense] [Ātmanepada] ājighrata, [Mahābhārata]; perf. 3. [plural] -jaghruḥ, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya])

—to smell anything ([accusative]), [Aitareya-upaniṣad; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.;

—to smell at ([accusative]), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to kiss, kiss on ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.:—[Causal] -ghrāpayati, to cause to smell, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āghrā (आघ्रा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aggha, Agghā, Āiggha, Āghā.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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