Gangadatta, Gaṅgādatta, Ganga-datta: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gaṅgādatta (गङ्गादत्त).—See Bhīṣma.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gangadatta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṅgādatta (गङ्गादत्त).—an epithet of Bhīsma.

Derivable forms: gaṅgādattaḥ (गङ्गादत्तः).

Gaṅgādatta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṅgā and datta (दत्त).

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

Gaṅgadatta (गङ्गदत्त).—i. e. gaṅgā -datta (the ā of the first part is shortened; cf. the vb. ), m. A proper name, [Pañcatantra] iv. [distich] 16.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Gaṅgādatta (गङ्गादत्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

2) Gaṅgādatta (गङ्गादत्त):—Cāturvarṇyavicāra. Oudh. Xix, 136.

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

Gaṅgadatta (गङ्गदत्त):—[=gaṅga-datta] [from gaṅga] m. Name of a king of the frogs, [Pañcatantra iv, 16.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Gangadatta 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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