Ghongadem, Ghōṅgaḍēṃ, Ghoṅgaḍeṃ: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghōṅgaḍēṃ (घोंगडें).—n A black blanket of one breadth. Applied also in the sense of kāmbaḷā or blanket of two breadths. Pr. garibācēṃ gēlēṃ ghōṃ0 garība paḍalā ughaḍā When a poor man has lost his little he has lost his all. 2 (With gaḷyānta & v ghālaṇēṃ) A clog, load, encumbrance; a care or trouble; a burdensome but imperative task. Ex. tō lacāṇḍī āhē tumacyā gaḷyānta ēkhādēṃ ghōṃ0 ghālīla; hē pāhuṇē mājhē gaḷyānta ghōṃ0 āhē. 3 fig. Mess or pickle made of one (by rude pulling and shaking, or by abusing, jeering, ridiculing). Ex. hyā caughānīṃ mājhēṃ ghōṃ0 kēlēṃ.

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

ghōṅgaḍēṃ (घोंगडें).—n A black blanket of one breadth. (With gaḷyānta & v ghālaṇēṃ) A clog, load, encumbrance; care or trouble; a bur- densome but imperative task. Mess or pickle made of one.

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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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