Avaghra, Avaghrā: 3 definitions


Avaghra 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avaghrā (अवघ्रा).—1 P.

1) To smell at; touch with the mouth; अवजिघ्रेच्च तान् पिण्डान् (avajighrecca tān piṇḍān) Manusmṛti 3.218.

2) To kiss (as the head); मूर्धनि त्रिरवघ्राय (mūrdhani triravaghrāya) Āśval.; अवघ्रातश्च मूर्धनि (avaghrātaśca mūrdhani) Rām. -Caus. (ghrāpayati) To cause to smell at.

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

Avaghrā (अवघ्रा).—smell, kiss.

Avaghrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ava and ghrā (घ्रा).

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

1) Avaghrā (अवघ्रा):—[=ava-√ghrā] (Imper. 2. [plural] -jighrata; [Potential] -jighret [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Manu-smṛti iii, 218] or -ghrāyāt [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra] [indeclinable participle] -ghrāya) to smell at, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc.;

—to touch with the mouth, kiss, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra] etc.:—[Causal] -ghrāpayati, to cause to smell at, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

2) Avaghra (अवघ्र):—[=ava-ghra] [from ava-ghrā] mfn. ‘kissing’, being in immediate contact with, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] m. (= ava-ghrāṇa) smelling at, [ib.]

context information

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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