Dharitri, Dharitrī: 14 definitions


Dharitri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Dharitrī (धरित्री) refers to “earth” and is mentioned in a list of 53 synonyms for dharaṇi (“earth”), according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia).  The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil [viz., Dharitrī], mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Dharitrī (धरित्री) refers to “land” (i.e., earth) [?], according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If Mercury should see the eclipsed disc, honey and oil will become scarce; princes will suffer. If Mars should see the eclipsed disc, there will be war in the land and fear from fire and robbers. If Venus should see the eclipsed disc, crops will be injured and there will be drought and famine in the land [i.e., dharitrī] and the mankind will have fear from robbers”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharitrī (धरित्री).—f S See dharā.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharitrī (धरित्री).—[dhṛ-itra gaurā °ṅīp]

1) The earth; नैतच्चित्रं यदयमुदधिश्यामसीमां धरित्रीमेकः कृत्स्नां नगरपरिघप्राशुबाहुर्भुनक्ति (naitaccitraṃ yadayamudadhiśyāmasīmāṃ dharitrīmekaḥ kṛtsnāṃ nagaraparighaprāśubāhurbhunakti) Ś2.16; R.14.54; Kumārasambhava 1.2,17.

2) Ground, soil.

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

Dharitrī (धरित्री).—f. (-trī) The earth. E. dhṛ to contain, (beings.) itra Unadi affix, fem. affix ṅīp.

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

Dharitrī (धरित्री).—i. e. dhṛ + tṛ + ī, f. 1. A supporter, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 7419. 2. The earth, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 37.

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

Dharitrī (धरित्री).—[feminine] female bearer, the earth.

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

1) Dharitrī (धरित्री):—[from dhara] f. a female bearer or supporter, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] the earth, [Varāha-mihira; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

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

Dharitrī (धरित्री):—(trī) 3. f. The earth.

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

Dharitrī (धरित्री) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dharittī.

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Dharitri in German

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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

Dharitrī (धरित्री):—(nf) the earth.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dharitri (ಧರಿತ್ರಿ):—[noun] the earth.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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