Ghatiyantra, Ghaṭīyantra, Ghati-yantra: 7 definitions

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Ghatiyantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ghaṭi-yantra.—(EI 14), a clock. Cf. ghaḍiyāramu. Note: ghaṭi-yantra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghaṭīyantra (घटीयंत्र).—n S Any contrivance for measuring time,--the metal sinking cup, an hour-glass, a clock, a watch. 2 The Persian waterwheel.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghaṭīyantra (घटीयन्त्र).—

1) a machine for raising water (largely used in India), the rope and bucket of a well; see अरघट्ट, घटीयन्त्रगुणोपमः (araghaṭṭa, ghaṭīyantraguṇopamaḥ) (hāraḥ) Vikr.8.33.

2) a contrivance (like a clepsydra) to ascertain the ghaṭikās or time of the day.

3) Diarrhœa; Bhāvapr.7.16.24.

Derivable forms: ghaṭīyantram (घटीयन्त्रम्).

Ghaṭīyantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghaṭī and yantra (यन्त्र).

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

Ghaṭīyantra (घटीयन्त्र).—n.

(-ntraṃ) The rope and bucket of a well, or any machine for raising water. E. ghaṭa effort, and yantra machine.

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

Ghaṭīyantra (घटीयन्त्र).—n. the rope and bucket of a well, Mārk. P. 12, 20.

Ghaṭīyantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghaṭī and yantra (यन्त्र).

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

Ghaṭīyantra (घटीयन्त्र).—[neuter] machine for raising water.

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

1) Ghaṭiyantra (घटियन्त्र):—[=ghaṭi-yantra] [from ghaṭi > ghaṭ] See ṭī-y.

2) Ghaṭīyantra (घटीयन्त्र):—[=ghaṭī-yantra] [from ghaṭī > ghaṭ] n. the buckets of a well or any machine for raising water, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] (once metrically ṭi-y), [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa viii, 33; Kuvalayānanda 46] (cf. ara-ghaṭṭa)

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of machine to indicate the time with the help of water, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha xv, 314; Golādhyāya xi, 8 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] diarrhoea, [Bhāvaprakāśa vii, 16, 24.]

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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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