Anghri, Aṅghri: 12 definitions



Anghri 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि) refers to the “root” of a tree, as mentioned in a list of five synonyms in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Aṅghri] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि) is another name for “Agnimantha” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning aṅghri] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि) refers to “pillar, pilaster, level of pillars §§ 3.16; 4.6.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि).—(aṃhriḥ) [aṅgh-krin nipāto'yam Uṇ.4.66.]

1) A foot.

2) The root of a tree. भुक्त्वोपविविशुः कामं स्निग्ध- च्छायाङ्घ्रिपाङ्घ्रिषु (bhuktvopaviviśuḥ kāmaṃ snigdha- cchāyāṅghripāṅghriṣu) Bhāg.1.82.12.

3) A quarter of a stanza (caturthapāda.)

4) A quarter of something; cf. दन्तद्वन्द्वप्रहीणादिकमिभवरमप्यङ्घ्रिमूल्येन गृह्यात् (dantadvandvaprahīṇādikamibhavaramapyaṅghrimūlyena gṛhyāt) | Mātaṇga L.7.2.

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

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि).—m.

(-ṅghriḥ) 1. A foot. 2. The root of a tree. E. hana to kill, and krin Unadi aff. the formative is irregular. See aṅghi.

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

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि).— (akin to jaṅghā from jaṅghan, the [frequentative.] of han; the initial consonant is lost, as e. g. in inakṣ for ninaskṣ and others, and n is changed to r, as in pīvar + ī fem. of pīvan), m. 1. A foot. 2. The root of a tree.

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

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि).—[masculine] foot, root; aṅghripaṭna [substantive] lotus-(like) foot.

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

1) Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि):—[from aṅgh] m. a foot

2) [v.s. ...] foot of a seat

3) [v.s. ...] the root of a tree (cf. aṃhri).

4) [v.s. ...] division, branch, sphere, [Agni-purāṇa]

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

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि):—m. (according to some also n.)

(-ṅghriḥ-ṅghri) 1) A foot.

2) The root of a tree. E. aṅgh, uṇ. aff. krin. See also aṃhri, of which this word seems to be the fuller, original form. All words meaning ‘foot’ have also the meaning of ‘root of a tree’.

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

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि):—(ṅghriḥ) 2. m. A foot; root of a tree.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि):—m.

1) Fuss [Die Uṇādi-Affixe 4, 67.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 329. 3, 5, 3.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 616,] [Scholiast] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 394.] [Medinīkoṣa Rāmāyaṇa 6.] [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 2, 8.] [Geschichte des Vidūṣaka 337.] —

2) Wurzel [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 1, 12.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 329.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] vṛkṣāṅghrīn [Hitopadeśa IV, 9.] — Vgl. aṃhri, aṅgh .

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Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि):—Fuss eines Sessels [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 321.] so v. a. pāda bei den Metrikern [Weber’s Indische Studien 8, 328.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Aṅghri (अङ्घ्रि):—m.

1) Fuss [104,7.132,29.] —

2) Fuss eines Sessels.

3) Stollen (metrisch). —

4) Wurzel.

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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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