Gantavya: 7 definitions

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Gantavya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—That which should be understood; the word is used in the sense of अवगन्तव्य (avagantavya); cf. तत्र संबन्धादेतद्ग-न्तव्यम् (tatra saṃbandhādetadga-ntavyam) M. Bh. on I. 1.9.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—To be traversed; to come, succeeding. Note: Gantavya is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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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

gantavya (गंतव्य).—a (S Root gama To go.) Eundum (est).

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—pot. p.

1) To be gone, to be gone to or attained.

2) To be accomplished (as a way), to be approached, accessible.

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

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) To be gone, to be gone to or attained. E. gama, and tavya aff.

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

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—[neuter] to be gone ([neuter] [impersonally] [with] [instrumental] of subj.); to be walked (a way), to be approached ([especially] sex.); to be undergone or begun; to be reached, got, acquired; to be understood, intelligible.

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

1) Gantavya (गन्तव्य):—[from gantave] a See, [ib.]

2) [from gam] b mfn. to be gone, [Nalopākhyāna; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] to be accomplished (a way), [Praśna-upaniṣad iv; Kathāsaritsāgara xxv]

4) [v.s. ...] to be gone to or attained, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Meghadūta] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] to be approached for sexual intercourse, [Mahābhārata xiii, 4973]

6) [v.s. ...] to be undergone, [iii, 14825; Rāmāyaṇa iii, 1, 32]

7) [v.s. ...] to be approached with an accusation or accused of ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata xiii, 65 and 68]

8) [v.s. ...] to be understood, [Patañjali]

9) [v.s. ...] approaching, imminent, [Āryabhaṭa ii, 11/12, 9.]

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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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