Galagraha, aka: Gala-graha; 3 Definition(s)

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Galagraha in Marathi glossaries]

galagraha (गलग्रह).—m S A common term for certain lunar days; viz. 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, and the day of conjunction. On these days muñja is not to be performed. 2 Seizing by the throat, throttling. v kara. 3 Quinsy.

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gaḷagraha (गळग्रह).—m (Seizer of the neck. galagraha S q. v.) 2 Applied fig. to a person that hangs upon unweariedly in supplication or enforcement; to a worrying beggar, a dun, a taskmaster &c.: also to one who (by want of punctuality, by unfaithfulness &c.) stops, obstructs, detains, hinders: also to a clog, encumbrance, embarrassment; or to constraint, force &c. Ex. tumhī bhōjanāsa yēṇyā- viṣayīṃ malā ga0 ghālatāṃ parantu malā phāvaṇāra nāhīṃ. 3 Quinsy. 4 A sort of tongs (for hot cooking pots &c.)

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gaḷagraha (गळग्रह).—m(Seizure of the neck.) A person that hangs upon unweariedly in sup- plication or enforcement; a worrying beggar, a dun, a taskmaster; also a clog, encumbrance.

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

[Galagraha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Galagraha (गलग्रह).—

1) seizing by the throat, throttling, smothering.

2) a kind of disease; Mb.12.33.5.

3) Name of certain days in the dark fortnight of a month :-i. e. the 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th and the three following days.

4) a day on which a course of study is commenced, but immediately preceding a day on which it is prohibited.

5) study, begun but immediately interrupted.

Derivable forms: galagrahaḥ (गलग्रहः).

Galagraha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gala and graha (ग्रह). See also (synonyms): galagrahaṇa.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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