Ghatasphota, Ghaṭasphōṭa, Ghaṭasphoṭa: 3 definitions


Ghatasphota means something in 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

ghaṭasphōṭa (घटस्फोट).—m (S Breaking a pitcher.) The ceremony of ejecting irreversibly a person from caste: also of concluding an offender to be dead and disposing of him accordingly.

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

ghaṭasphōṭa (घटस्फोट).—m The ceremony of ejecting ir- reversibly a person from caste. Divorce.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ghatasphota in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ghaṭasphōṭa (ಘಟಸ್ಫೋಟ):—

1) [noun] a breaking of a pot ritualistically, symbolising severing one’s relation with another, as if the later is dead.

2) [noun] (fig.) a permanent, mutual separation of a man and his wife; dissolution of a marriage.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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