Ghasa, Ghāsa, Ghasha: 8 definitions

Introduction

Ghasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ghasa (घस) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.41) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ghasa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: Cultural history as g leaned from kathasaritsagara

Ghasa is the name of a herb (oshadhi) mentioned in the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva (10th century A.D). Ghasa refers to a kind of grass.

Somadeva mentions many rich forests, gardens, various trees, creepers medicinal and flowering plants (eg., Ghasa) and fruit-bearing trees in the Kathasaritsagara. Gardens of herbs were specially maintained in big cities. Somadeva’s writing more or less reflects the life of the people of Northern India during the 11th century. His Kathasaritsagara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ghasa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravahanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyadharas (celestial beings).

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ghasa : (adj.) (in cpds.), one who eats. || ghāsa (m.), food; fodder; a kind of grass.

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

Ghasa, (adj.-n.) eating, an eater; in mahagghasa a big eater A.V, 149 (of the crow); Dh.325; Miln.288. (Page 257)

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Ghāsa, (Vedic ghāsa, fr. ghasati, q. v. cp. Lat. gramen= grass) grass for fodder, pasturing: food J.I, 511 (°ṃ kurute); PvA.173 (°atthāya gacchati “go feeding”). Mostly in: —esana search for food (=gocara) S.I, 141; Sn.711.—Cp. vi°.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghaśā (घशा).—m A cretaceous or chalky earth.

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ghasa (घस).—m (Commonly ghōsa) A bunch or cluster.

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ghasa (घस).—a R Rather acclivous or steep--a roof &c.

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ghasa (घस).—f (ghāsaṇēṃ To rub.) Loss (in trade &c.) v khā, sōsa, or used inversely with basa, lāga, yē. 2 Loss (by abrasion or rubbing, or by dryage, wastage, leakage &c.) 3 W The black matter adhering to kettles and pots, crock. 4 Gold drawn off by friction on the touchstone.

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ghasā (घसा).—m The œsophagus or gullet: also the windpipe; the throat in its two senses. See the phrases following. ghaśākhālīṃ utaraṇēṃ To be gulped--an embezzlement &c. ghaśāntūna kāḍhaṇēṃ To force to disgorge (an embezzlement or a theft). ghaśānta pīka dharaṇēṃ or aḍakaṇēṃ To remain fast shut up in the sheath or hose;--used of ears of corn stopped in their progress to maturity by want of rain. ghaśābāhēra paḍaṇēṃ To be disgorged--an embezzlement &c. 2 To fall out;--used of pīka, kaṇasēṃ &c., ears of corn; to shoot hose. ghasā kōraḍā karaṇēṃ To make one's throat dry (by speaking &c.) ghasā pasaraṇēṃ To open the mouth for; to long for and look for. ghasā phuṭaṇēṃ g. of s. To undergo change of voice (as on attaining puberty). See ghāṇṭī phuṭaṇēṃ under ghāṇṭī. ghasā basaṇēṃ g. of s. To lose one's voice, or to become hoarse. ghasā vājaṇēṃ g. of s. To breathe hard; to wheeze; to rattle; to snore.

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ghāsa (घास) [or घांस, ghāṃsa].—m (grāsa S) A mouthful, or a quantity equivalent. Hind. Pr. but common. mūmēṃ ghāṃsa sirapara ṭōlā Used where there is plenty both of feeding and beating. 2 The quantity put at once into the mill, the grist. 3 The grains which slip aside into the hollow of the mill. Ex. hēṃ jātēṃ ghāṃsa dharitēṃ. ghāṃsa utaraṇēṃ-kāḍhaṇēṃ-ciraṇēṃ-mōḍaṇēṃ To take of the food of which a child &c. has been eating, and, putting oil &c. and making incisions upon it, casting it into the fire or outside the house. Done in order to remove a disgust to the food conceived through the falling of the eye upon it of a person entering. ghāṃsa karaṇēṃ or bharaṇēṃ g. of o. (To make a mouthful of.) To worry greatly. ghāṃsa kāḍhaṇēṃ To remove the grist from a mill, in order to clear it. ghāṃsīṃ gū khāṇēṃ (To eat excrement with one's food. As a mother, having her infant upon her lap whilst she is eating, may perchance do.) To do and bear exceedingly for.

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ghāsa (घास).—m ( H or ghāsa S) Grass or hay.

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

ghasa (घस).—f Loss (in trade &c.). Loss by dry- age, wastage, leakage, &c. The black matter adhering to kettles and pots.

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ghasa (घस) [-kan-dinī-diśī, -कन्-दिनी-दिशी].—ad Words expressing promptness or smartness of action.

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ghasā (घसा).—m The œsophagus or gullet: also the windpipe.

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ghāsa (घास) [or ghāṃsa, or घांस].—m A mouthful, or a quantity equivalent. The quantity put at once into the mill; the grist.

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ghāsa (घास).—m Grass or hay.

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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

Ghasa (घस).—

1) The eater, devourer.

2) Flesh, meat.

Derivable forms: ghasaḥ (घसः).

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Ghāsa (घास).—[ghas karmaṇi ghañ]

1) Food.

2) Meadow or pasture grass; घासाभावात् (ghāsābhāvāt) Pt.5; घासमुष्टिं परगवे दद्यात् संवत्सरं तु यः (ghāsamuṣṭiṃ paragave dadyāt saṃvatsaraṃ tu yaḥ) Mb.

Derivable forms: ghāsaḥ (घासः).

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Ghāsa (घास).—See under घस् (ghas).

Derivable forms: ghāsaḥ (घासः).

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

Ghāsa (घास).—m.

(-saḥ) Meadow or pasture grass. E. ghas to eat. karmaṇi ghañ affix; what is eaten by animals.

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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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