Ghee; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Ghee is a class of clarified butter that originated in South Asia and is commonly used in South Asian (Indian, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Pakistani) cuisine and ritual.

The word ghee comes from Sanskrit: घृत (ghṛta, 'sprinkled') and has several names around the world

  • Bengali: ঘী ghee,
  • Punjabi: ਘਿਉ ghyo,
  • Hindi: घी ghī,
  • Gujarati: ઘી ghī,
  • Maithili/ Nepali: घ्यू ghyū,
  • Urdu: گھی ghī,
  • Oriya: ଘିଅ gheeo,
  • Marathi/Konkani: तूप tūp,
  • Kannada: ತುಪ್ಪ tuppa,
  • Malayalam: നെയ്യ് ney,
  • Tamil: நெய் ney,
  • Telugu: నెయ్యి neyyi,
  • Somali: subaag,
  • Arabic: سمنة samna,
  • Persian: روغن حیوانی roghan-e heivani,
  • Georgian: ერბო erbo,
  • Indonesian: minyak samin,
  • Malay: minyak sapi,
  • Hausa: man shanu
(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

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