Anugrah: 4 definitions


Anugrah means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anugrah (अनुग्रह्).—9 P. (Ved. -gṛbhṇāti).

1) To favour, oblige, treat with kindness; शिलातलैकदेशमनुगृह्णातु वयस्यः (śilātalaikadeśamanugṛhṇātu vayasyaḥ) Ś.3 our friend will be so good as to, or kindly, take a seat on the stone; अयं विष्टरोऽनुगृह्यताम् (ayaṃ viṣṭaro'nugṛhyatām) V.5 be pleased to sit down &c.; महेन्द्रेण पुनरनुगृहीता (mahendreṇa punaranugṛhītā) V.3 favoured (by modifying the curse); with instr. or abl. of that which is an obligation; अनुगृहीतोऽहमनया मघवतः सम्भावनया (anugṛhīto'hamanayā maghavataḥ sambhāvanayā) S.6; कतर- त्कुलमनुगृहीतं भगवत्या जन्मना (katara- tkulamanugṛhītaṃ bhagavatyā janmanā) K.135, अनुगृहीतोऽस्मि अहमुपदेशा- द्भवतः (anugṛhīto'smi ahamupadeśā- dbhavataḥ) V.4. I am much obliged to you &c. (anugṛhīta is oft. used by itself in the sense of 'much obliged', 'many thanks', 'I thank you', 'I esteem it as a favour'.)

2) To foster, cherish, protect, maintain (as fire); अग्निर्नित्यानुगृहीतः स्यात् (agnirnityānugṛhītaḥ syāt) Āśval.

2) To receive, welcome.

4) To hold up, support, uphold. त्रिभिस्तीक्ष्णैर्महावेगैर- न्वगृह्णाच्छिरः शरैः (tribhistīkṣṇairmahāvegaira- nvagṛhṇācchiraḥ śaraiḥ) Mb.6.12.45.

5) To follow in robbing, seizing or depriving.

6) To keep to, conform or correspond to, follow, take after; आकृतिमनुगृह्णन्ति गुणाः (ākṛtimanugṛhṇanti guṇāḥ) Vb.2; क्षात्रधर्मश्चानुगृहीतो भवति (kṣātradharmaścānugṛhīto bhavati) U.5. -Caus. To cause to favour, or to favour; आर्यस्य दर्शनेनात्मानमनुग्राहयितुम् (āryasya darśanenātmānamanugrāhayitum) Mu.4.

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

Anugrah (अनुग्रह्):—[=anu-√grah] to follow in taking or plundering, [Mahābhārata iv, 996], to support;

—to uphold;

—to receive, welcome;

—to treat with kindness, favour, oblige;

—to foster.

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

Anugrah (अनुग्रह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇuggaha.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anugrah in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) obligation, favour, kindness..—anugrah (अनुग्रह) is alternatively transliterated as Anugraha.

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