Gadhamushti, aka: Gāḍhamuṣṭi, Gadha-mushti; 2 Definition(s)


Gadhamushti 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.

The Sanskrit term Gāḍhamuṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Gadhamusti or Gadhamushti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Gāḍhamuṣṭi (गाढमुष्टि).—a. close-fisted, avaricious, miserly.

-ṣṭiḥ a sword.

Gāḍhamuṣṭi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gāḍha and muṣṭi (मुष्टि).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gāḍhamuṣṭi (गाढमुष्टि).—mfn. (-ṣṭiḥ-ṣṭiḥ-ṣṭi) Miserly, niggard, avaricious, close-fisted m.

(-ṣṭiḥ) A scymitar, a large sacrificial knife. E. gāḍha heavy or close, and muṣṭi gripe.

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