Alaghu: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Alaghu (अलघु).—A son born to Vasiṣṭha by Ūrjjā. Rāja (Rajas) Gātra, Urdhvabāhu, Savana, Śukra and Sutapas, who were great hermits, were brothers of Alaghu, who has another name 'Alagha'. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 20).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Alaghu (अलघु).—(ghu-ghvī f.)

1) Not light, heavy, big, weighty (as breasts, hips &c.); आयासादलघुतरस्तनैः (āyāsādalaghutarastanaiḥ) Śi.8.1; 7.5.

2) Not short, long (in prosody).

3) Serious, solemn.

4) Intense, violent, very great.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Alaghu (अलघु).—mfn. (-ghuḥ-ghuḥ-ghvī-ghu) 1. Heavy, weighty. 2. Serious, solemn. 3. Violent, intense. E. a neg. laghu light.

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

Alaghu (अलघु).—adj. 1. heavy, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 78. 2. powerful, ib. 9, 38. 3. long, as a vowel, Śrut. 44.

Alaghu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and laghu (लघु).

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

1) Alaghu (अलघु):—[=a-laghu] mfn. not light, heavy

2) [v.s. ...] not short, long (as a syllable in prosody)

3) [v.s. ...] not quick, slow, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

4) [v.s. ...] weighty, significant, [Daśakumāra-carita]

5) [v.s. ...] serious, solemn

6) [v.s. ...] intense, violent.

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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. 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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