Avagrah: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avagrah (अवग्रह्).—9 U.

1) To let loose, let go (as reins).

2) To divide, separate (as words or parts of words); पितृ- याणमित्यत्र हि पितृयाणमित्यृकारोऽवगृह्यते (pitṛ- yāṇamityatra hi pitṛyāṇamityṛkāro'vagṛhyate) P.VIII.2.26. Com.

3) To break off, discontinue; to distinguish, discriminate, discern.

4) To punish, chastise; मन्दोऽपि नाम न महानवगृह्य साध्यः (mando'pi nāma na mahānavagṛhya sādhyaḥ) Śi.5.49.

5) To seize, choke; गद्गदिकाव- गृह्यमाणकण्ठा (gadgadikāva- gṛhyamāṇakaṇṭhā) K.37,328.

6) To capture, take in possession, overpower; स्वामिनमवशमवगृह्णन्ति (svāminamavaśamavagṛhṇanti) Dk.157; 32; Ve.46.

7) To oppose, resist, hinder, obstruct.

8) To lay hold of (with the feet). -Caus. To knead, make dough.

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

Avagrah (अवग्रह्):—[=ava-√grah] -gṛhṇāti ([Potential] -gṛh ṇīyāt) to let loose, let go, [Lāṭyāyana];

—to keep back from ([ablative]), impede, stop, [Pbr.; Caraka; Kādambarī];

—to divide, [Suśruta];

— (in [grammar]) to separate (as words or parts of a word), [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc. (cf. ava-grāham below);

—to perceive (with one’s senses), distinguish, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Suśruta] :—[Causal] ([indeclinable participle] -grāhya) to separate (into pieces).

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

Avagrah (अवग्रह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ogijjha, Ogiṇha.

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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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