Gatabhartrika, Gatabhartṛkā, Gata-bhartrika: 4 definitions


Gatabhartrika 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.

The Sanskrit term Gatabhartṛkā can be transliterated into English as Gatabhartrka or Gatabhartrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gatabhartrika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gatabhartṛkā (गतभर्तृका).—f (S Whose husband is gone.) A widow.

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

gatabhartṛkā (गतभर्तृका).—f A widow.

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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

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

Gatabhartṛkā (गतभर्तृका).—

1) a widow.

2) (rarely) a woman whose husband has gone abroad (= proṣitabhartṛkā); किमु मुहुर्मुहुर्गतमर्तृकाः (kimu muhurmuhurgatamartṛkāḥ) Śi.

Gatabhartṛkā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gata and bhartṛkā (भर्तृका).

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

Gatabhartṛkā (गतभर्तृका):—[=gata-bhartṛkā] [from gata > gam] f. ‘a wife whose husband is dead’, a widow, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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