Ghritakumari, Ghṛtakumārī, Ghrita-kumari: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Ghṛtakumārī can be transliterated into English as Ghrtakumari or Ghritakumari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Ghritakumari in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa

Ghṛtakumārī (घृइतकुमारी) refers to Aloe vera, according to Āyurveda sections in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—[Turaṅga, Keśara Kaṇḍu-cikitsā (treatment of itches in horses and bullocks)]—If the Turaṅga and Keśara affected by kaṇḍu (itching), Ghṛtakumārī (Aloe vera) leaves with lavaṇa (rock salt) advised.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ghritakumari in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी).—f (S) A plant, Aloe perfoliata.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ghritakumari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी).—Aloe Indica (Mar. koraphaḍa); Bhāvapr.5.3.282.

Ghṛtakumārī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghṛta and kumārī (कुमारी). See also (synonyms): ghṛtakumārikā.

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

Ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी).—f. (-rī) The aloe, (Aloes perfoliata) E. ghṛta ghee, to which the extact is compared, and kumārī a virgin, which the plant is supposed to resemble in delicacy and elegance; also ghṛtakumārikā. ghutamiva kumārī sundarī .

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

Ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी):—[=ghṛta-kumārī] [from ghṛta > ghṛ] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी):—[ghṛta-kumārī] (rī) 3. f. The aloe.

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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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