Ghra, Ghrā: 9 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghrā (घ्रा).—1 P. (jighrati, jaghrau, aghrāt-aghrāsīt, ghrāta-ghrāṇa)

1) Smell, smell at, perceive by smell; स्पृशन्नपि गजो हन्ति जिघ्रन्नपि भुज- ङ्गमः (spṛśannapi gajo hanti jighrannapi bhuja- ṅgamaḥ) H.3.14; Bv.1.99; Manusmṛti 2.98.

2) To kiss. -Caus. (ghrāpayati) To cause to kill, to smell; अजिघ्रपंस्तथैवाऽन्या- नोषधीरालिपंस्तथा (ajighrapaṃstathaivā'nyā- noṣadhīrālipaṃstathā) Bhaṭṭikāvya 15.19. (Prepositions like ava, ā, upa, vi, sam &c. are added to this root without any material change of meaning; gandhamāghrāya corvyāḥ Meghadūta 21; āmodamupajighnantau R.1.43; see Bhaṭṭikāvya 2.1;14.12; R.3.3; 13.7; Manusmṛti 4.29 also.)

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

Ghrā (घ्रा).—r. 1st cl. (jighrati) To smell, to receive smell.

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

Ghrā (घ्रा).—i. 1, jighra (ep. ii. 2, ghrāti, Mahābhārata 14, 668), [Parasmaipada.] (in epic poetry also [Ātmanepada.], Mahābhārata 1, 7982). 1. To smell, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 98. 2. To sniff at, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 26, 35. 3. To perceive, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 3, 36. 4. To kiss (or, rather, To smell as a token of affection; see Wilson, Hindu Dr. vol. i. p. 45 n.), Mahābhārata 9, 2940. Anomalous ptcple. of the pres. jighrā- ṇa, Mahābhārata 1, 5781. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. ghrāta, also in the sense of an act, Having scented. Ptcple. of the fut. pass. 1. ghrātavya, n. Smell, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 7. 2. ghreya, n. Smell, Mahābhārata 2, 200. Comp. A-, adj. unfit to be smelt, Man, 11, 67. Anomalous absolut. jighṛtvā, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 7059.

— With the prep. ava ava, 1. To smell, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 218. 2. To kiss, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 20, 21.

— With ā ā, 1. To smell, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 149. 2. To kiss, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 70, 16.

— Ptcple. of the pf. pass. āghrāta, in active sense, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 4478.

— With upā upa-ā, 1. To smell, Mahābhārata 3, 14504. 2. To kiss, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 4, 9.

— With samupā sam-upa-ā, To kiss, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 72, 4.

— With samā sam-ā, 1. To smell, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 23, 32. 2. To kiss, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 72, 4.

— With upa upa, 1. To smell, Mahābhārata 5, 4059; to smell at, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 209. 2. To kiss, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 72, 30.

— With samupa sam-upa, To kiss, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 22, 1.

— With pari pari, To kiss all over, Mahābhārata 11, 616.

— With vi vi, 1. To trace, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 13, 28. 2. To smell, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3. 2, 18.

— Cf. and dhrāna; perhaps also [Latin] frāgro.

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

Ghrā (घ्रा).—jighrati (jighrate & ghrāti) [participle] ghrāta (—° [with] act. & pass. mg) smell, sniff, kiss, perceive.

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

Ghrā (घ्रा):—[irregular] [class] 1. or [class] 3. [Parasmaipada] jighrati ([Pāṇini 7-3, 78]; [Epic] also [Ātmanepada] te and [class] 2. [Parasmaipada] ghrāti; [Aorist] aghrāt, or aghrāsīt, [ii, 4, 78]; Prec. ghrāyāt or ghrey, [vi, 4, 68]; [Aorist] [Passive voice] 3. [dual number] aghrāsātām, [ii, 4, 78; Kāśikā-vṛtti]; [irregular] [indeclinable participle] jighritvā, [Harivaṃśa 7059]),

—to smell, perceive odour, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Manu-smṛti ii, 98; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa];

—to perceive, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 3, 36];

—to smell at, snuffle at, [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxii, 1; Hitopadeśa];

—to kill, [Mahābhārata ix, 2940] :

—[Causal] [Parasmaipada] ghrāpayati ([Aorist] ajighrapat or ghrip, [Pāṇini 7-4, 6]), to cause any one ([accusative])

—to smell at ([accusative]), [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya xv, 109] :—[Intensive] jeghrīyate, [Pāṇini 7-4, 31.]

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

Ghrā (घ्रा):—(jighrati) 1. a. To smell.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ghrā (घ्रा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jiṃgha, .

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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 (even English!). 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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