Ghritanna, Ghṛtānna, Ghrita-anna: 4 definitions



Ghritanna 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.

The Sanskrit term Ghṛtānna can be transliterated into English as Ghrtanna or Ghritanna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Ghṛtānna (घृतान्न) is a Sanskrit word referring to a preparation made of “rice with ghee”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ghṛtānna (घृतान्न).—m. blazing fire; शुचिश्रवा हृषीकेशो घृतार्चिर्हंस उच्यते (śuciśravā hṛṣīkeśo ghṛtārcirhaṃsa ucyate) Mb.12.43.7.

Derivable forms: ghṛtānnaḥ (घृतान्नः).

Ghṛtānna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghṛta and anna (अन्न). See also (synonyms): ghṛtārcis.

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

Ghṛtānna (घृतान्न).—[adjective] feeding on fat.

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

Ghṛtānna (घृतान्न):—[from ghṛta > ghṛ] mfn. one whose food is ghee (Mitra and Varuṇa, Agni), [Ṛg-veda vi, 67, 8 and vii, 3, 1.]

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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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