Ghee: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Ghee means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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)

Source: WikiPedia: 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

Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ghee in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) ghee; —[ke ciraga/die jalana] lit. to light up ghee lamps -to celebrate (the fulfilment of some cherished desire) by fanfare/merry-making/festivity; —[khicadi/shakkara hona] to be hand in glove with; to be in intimate association; to become inseparably united; —[dudha ki nadi bahana] to be very prosperous and affluent..—ghee (घी) is alternatively transliterated as Ghī.

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