Ghanata, Ghanatā: 7 definitions


Ghanata 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Ghanatā (घनता, “denseness”) refers to one of the attributes of kapha (one of the three biological humors, or tridoṣa). Ghanatā is characterised by plumpness and tendency towards obesity, well-built body and sturdy muscles. Kapha represents the “water element” of the human body and is situated in the śiras (head).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghāṇaṭa (घाणट).—a sometimes ghāṇavaṭa a (ghāṇa) Stinking. 2 fig. Disgusting, nauseous, loathsome.

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

ghāṇaṭa (घाणट).—a Stinking. Disgusting, nauseous, loathsome.

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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

Ghanatā (घनता).—

1) Compactness, density.

2) Firmness, solidity; Bṛ. S.55.25.

See also (synonyms): ghanatva.

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

Ghanatā (घनता).—[ghana + tā], f. Solidity, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 64 (ºtāṃ nayati śravaṇam, She makes her ear solid, i. e. she fills up its opening so that no empty space remains).

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

Ghanatā (घनता).—[feminine] compactness, thickness (also tva [neuter]); state of a cloud.

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

1) Ghanatā (घनता):—[=ghana-tā] [from ghana] f. compactness, [Śiśupāla-vadha ix, 64]

2) [v.s. ...] the condition of a cloud, [Kuvalayānanda 262.]

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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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