Anghri, aka: Aṅghri; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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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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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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