Anghri, Aṅghri: 7 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name for “Agnimantha” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English 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]

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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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