Gandhi, Gandhī: 9 definitions



Gandhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gandhī : (adj.) having fragrance.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gandhī (गंधी).—f (gandha S) A stink. 2 A vender of perfumes, a perfumer.

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gāndhī (गांधी).—m (gandha) A druggist.

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

gandhī (गंधी).—f A vendor of perfumes, a perfumer.

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gāndhī (गांधी).—m A druggist.

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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

Gandhi (गन्धि).—a. (At the end of comp.)

1) Having the smell of, smelling of; see गन्ध (gandha).

2) Having only the smell of; containing only a small quantity, bearing only name of; सोऽपि त्वया हतस्तात रिपुणा भ्रातृगन्धिना (so'pi tvayā hatastāta ripuṇā bhrātṛgandhinā) Rām.7.24.29.

-ndhi n. A kind of perfume.

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

Gandhi (गन्धि).—[-gandhi], A substitute for gandha, when the latter part of a comp. e. g. utpala-, adj. Smelling like lotus flowers, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 5, 12. ud-, adj. Fragrant, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 16, 47. tri-su-, n. The three perfumes, [Suśruta] 2, 483, 9. dus-, adj. Having no agreeable smell, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 76. puṇya-, adj. Having a fragrant smell, Chr. 34, 6. pūti-, adj. Stinking, Mahābhārata 2, 2138. vi-, adj. Having a disagreeable smell, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 9. su-, I. adj. 1. Fragrant. 2. Virtuous. Ii. m. 1. A perfume. 2. A fragrant sort of mango. Iii. n. The name of several plants.

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

Gandhi (गन्धि).—[adjective] smelling of, perfumed with; having the mere smell of a thing, being — only by name.

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

1) Gandhi (गन्धि):—[from gandha] mfn. only ifc. ([Pāṇini 5-4, 135-137]) having the smell of, smelling of, perfumed with, [Mahābhārata xiii; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa ii, vii, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] ([Pāṇini 5-4, 136]) having only the smell of, containing only a very small quantity, bearing only the name of [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 24, 29.]

3) [from gandhin > gandha] n. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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