Ghan, Ghañ, Ghaṇ: 8 definitions


Ghan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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

Ghañ (घञ्).—Krt affix अ (a) causing the substitution of vrddhi for the preceding vowel applied in various senses as specified in P.III.3. 16-42, III.3. 45-55,III.3.120-125, e.g. पादः, रोगः, आयः, भावः, अवग्राहृः प्रावारः, अवतारः, लेखः रागः (pādaḥ, rogaḥ, āyaḥ, bhāvaḥ, avagrāhṛḥ prāvāraḥ, avatāraḥ, lekhaḥ rāgaḥ) etc

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Ghan (घन्).—tad. affix अ (a) applied to the words शुक्र, तुग्र, पात्र (śukra, tugra, pātra), and to multisyllabic words in specified senses, causing the acute accent on the first vowel of the word so formed; cf.IV.2.26, IV.4. 115, V.1.68, V.3.79, 80.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghaṇ (घण्).—8 U. (ghaṇoti, ghaṇute) To shine.

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

Ghaṇ (घण्).—[(u,) ghaṇu] r. 8th cl. (ghaṇuti or ghaṇute) To shine. tanā-ubha-aka seṭ .

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Ghan (घन्).—[(ā ḷ) aughasḷ] r. 1st cl. (ghasati) To eat: this root is in many tenses a substitute for ada and is itself imperfect in others. (i) ghasi r. 1st cl. (ghaṃsate) To sprinkle or drop; this root is not generally admitted. bhakṣaṇe bhvā-para-saka-aniṭ .

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

Ghaṇ (घण्).—ii. 8, [Parasmaipada.], [Ātmanepada.] To shine (v. r.)

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

Ghaṇ (घण्):—[class] 8. [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] [varia lectio] for √ghṛṇ.

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Ghan 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Ghan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a hammer, sledge-hammer; cube; cloud; (a) dense; solid; ~[ghora] very dense; terrible, profound; ~[cakkara] a blockhead; dolt; ~[phala] cube; ~[mula] cube-root; —[ki cota] a heavy shattering stroke, hammer stroke..—ghan (घन) is alternatively transliterated as Ghana.

2) Ghan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a lot; quantity of oilseed, wheat, etc. ground or pressed in one lot; things cooked or fried in one lot..—ghan (घान) is alternatively transliterated as Ghāna.

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