Ghee; 1 Definition(s)

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Ghee means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

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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