Gardha: 5 definitions


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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gardha (गर्ध).—[gṛdh-ghañ ac vā]

1) Desire, eagerness.

2) Greediness; चञ्चच्चञ्चूधृतार्धच्युतपिशितलवग्राससंबद्धगर्धैः (cañcaccañcūdhṛtārdhacyutapiśitalavagrāsasaṃbaddhagardhaiḥ) Nāg.4.18.

Derivable forms: gardhaḥ (गर्धः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gārdha (गार्ध).—nt. (so Mironov without v.l.) or gārdhā, f., desire: Mvy 2227 = Tibetan zhen pa. In pw 7.338 this is called an error for gārdhya; but the latter is recorded only once in Sanskrit (BR 7.1738), and a vṛddhi formation in suffixal -a is as natural as one in -ya.

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

Gardha (गर्ध) or Garddha.—m.

(-rddhaḥ) 1. Eagerness, greediness. 2. The Parspipal: see gardhabhāṇḍa. E. gṛdh to desire, to be greedy, affix ghañ.

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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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