Avarodha, Avarōdha: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Avarodha (अवरोध).—A King of the family of Bharata.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avarōdha (अवरोध).—m (S) Obstruction, stoppage, hindered or impeded state. In comp. as malāvarōdha, mūtrā- varōdha, śrvāsāvarōdha, raktāvarōdha, kaṇṭhāvarōdha, vyavahārā- varōdha, gatyavarōdha, mārgāvarōdha, śaktyavarōdha. 2 Impurity contracted from hearing of a death amongst one's relations. 3 f S A woman.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

avarōdha (अवरोध).—m Obstruction, stoppage.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avarodha (अवरोध).—1 Hindrance, obstruction; फेनायमानं स्त्रोतोऽवरोधः (phenāyamānaṃ stroto'varodhaḥ) Suśr.

2) Restraint; अन्तःप्राणावरोध (antaḥprāṇāvarodha) Mk.1.1.

3) Inner apartments or women's apartments, harem, seraglio; निन्ये विनीतैरवरोधदक्षैः (ninye vinītairavarodhadakṣaiḥ) Ku.7.73; Śi.5.7; अवरोधजनः (avarodhajanaḥ) K.57; °गृहेषु राज्ञः (gṛheṣu rājñaḥ) Ś.5.3,6.12.

4) The wives of a king taken collectively (oft. pl.); अवरोधे महत्यपि (avarodhe mahatyapi) R.1.32,4.68,87, also यस्यावरोधस्तनचन्दनानां प्रक्षालनाद्वारि- विहारकाले (yasyāvarodhastanacandanānāṃ prakṣālanādvāri- vihārakāle) 6.48,16,58, Mv.6.2.

5) An enclosure, confinement.

6) Siege, investment, blockade; दुर्गावरोधः (durgāvarodhaḥ) H.3.

7) A covering, lid.

8) A fence, a pen.

9) A watchman.

1) Depression, hollow.

11) Layer (plant) see under अवरुह् (avaruh).

12) Procuring; प्रजानन्दामृतावरोधेन गृहेषु लोकं नियमयत् (prajānandāmṛtāvarodhena gṛheṣu lokaṃ niyamayat) Bhāg.5.4.14. cf. अवरोधस्तिरोधाने राजदारेषु तद्गृहे (avarodhastirodhāne rājadāreṣu tadgṛhe) Nm.

Derivable forms: avarodhaḥ (अवरोधः).

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Avarodha (अवरोध).—

1) Moving down, descending.

2) A shoot sent up by the root of a plant; a slip (for planting); the pendent shoots of the (Indian) fig-tree.

Derivable forms: avarodhaḥ (अवरोधः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avarodha (अवरोध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. The seraglio of a palace, the queen’s apartment. 2. A queen. 3. A palace. 4. A covering. 5. Hindrance, obstruction. 6. A fence, a pen, an inclosure, confinement. 7. Restraint. E. ava, rudha to inclose or shut up, ghañ aff.

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

Avarodha (अवरोध).—i. e. ava-rudh + a, m. 1. Hindrance. 2. Blocking up. 3. The seraglio of a palace, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 357.

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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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