Ganthi, aka: Gaṇṭhi; 5 Definition(s)


Ganthi means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Gāṇṭhi.—(LP), a package; cf. Gujarātī gāṇṭhd8ī. Note: gāṇṭhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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gaṇṭhi : (f.) a knot; a tie; a wooden block.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Gaṇṭhi, (m.) (Vedic granthi, to grem to comprise, hold together, cp. Lat. gremium, Sk. gaṇa & grāma, see also gantha) 1. a knot, a tie, a knot or joint in a stalk (of a plant) J.I, 172; DA.I, 163; DhA.I, 321 (°jātaṃ what has be come knotty or hard);—diṭṭhi-gaṇṭhi the tangle of false doctrine VvA.297; anta-gaṇṭh-ābādha entanglement of intestines Vin.I, 275.—2. a (wooden) block Vin.II, 110 (of sandal wood).

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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

gāṇṭhī (गांठी).—f (gāṇṭha) A necklace of cloves, nutmegs &c. for a child;--esp. worn during the festival of hōḷī. 2 m R A bit of the leaf of aḷūṃ knotted &c. Also understood by some as f pl of gāṇṭha Bits of &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gāṇṭhī (गांठी).—f Necklace of cloves, &c. for a child.

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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