Gir: 9 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gir (गिर्).—a. [gṝ-kvip vā ṭāp] Ved. Addressing, invoking. -f. (nom. sing. gīḥ; instr. dual gīrbhyām &c.)

1) Speech, words, language; वचस्यवसिते तस्मिन् ससर्ज गिरमात्मभूः (vacasyavasite tasmin sasarja giramātmabhūḥ) Ku.2.53;3.72; भवतीनां सूनृतयैव गिरा कृतमातिथ्यम् (bhavatīnāṃ sūnṛtayaiva girā kṛtamātithyam) Ś.1; प्रवृत्तिसाराः खलु मादृशां गिरः (pravṛttisārāḥ khalu mādṛśāṃ giraḥ) Ki.1.25; Śi.2.15; Y.1.71.

2) Invocation, praise, song.

3) Name of Sarasvatī, the goddess of speech and learning.

4) Intellect; cf. गिर्धीः (girdhīḥ) Enm.

5) Knowledge from hearing (śravaṇajajñāna); प्रपूर्वगौ पूर्वजौ चित्रभानू गिरा वाऽऽशंसामि तपसा ह्यनन्तौ (prapūrvagau pūrvajau citrabhānū girā vā''śaṃsāmi tapasā hyanantau) Mb.1. 3.57 com.

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

Gir (गिर्).—f.

(-goḥ) 1. Speech, speaking. 2. A name of Saraswati the goddess of speech. 3. Fame, celebrity. E. gṝ to sound, affix kvip, ṛ is changed to ir.

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

Gir (गिर्).— (vb. 1. gṛ10), f. 1. Voice, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 71. 2. Speech, [Nala] 1, 26 (25). 3. A word, [Nala] 11, 6.

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

Gir (गिर्).—1. v. 1 gṛ.

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Gir (गिर्).—2. [adjective] [substantive] singing, singer; [feminine] song, word, voice, call, verse, praise. girā by the advice or in the name of ([genetive] or —°).

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Gir (गिर्).—3. v. 2 gṛ.

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Gir (गिर्).—4. (—°) devouring.

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Gir (गिर्).—5. [masculine] = giri.

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

1) Gir (गिर्):—1. gir mfn. (√1. gṝ) addressing, invoking, praising, [Ṛg-veda]

2) f. (īr) invocation, addressing with praise, praise, verse, song, [Ṛg-veda] (the Maruts are called ‘sons of praise’, sūnavo giraḥ, [i, 37, 10]), [Atharva-veda]

3) speech, speaking, language, voice, words (e.g. mānuṣīṃ giraṃ √1. kṛ, to assume a human voice, [Nalopākhyāna i, 25]; girāṃ prabhaviṣṇuḥ [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] or pati [Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā] = gir-īśa q.v.; tad-girā, on his advice, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxxv]), [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) = gīr-devī, fame, celebrity, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) a kind of mystical syllable, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad];

6) cf. [Hibernian or Irish] gair, ‘an outcry, shout’; [Greek] γῆρυς.

7) Gīr (गीर्):—[from gir] (in [compound] for 1. gir).

8) Gir (गिर्):—2. gir mfn. (√2. gṝ) ifc. ‘swallowing’ See garaand muhur-gir.

9) 3. gir m. = giri, a mountain, [Ṛg-veda v, 41, 14 and vii, 39, 5; Śiśupāla-vadha iv, 59.]

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

Gir (गिर्):—(gīḥ) 5. f. Speech, goddess of speech; fame, celebrity.

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

Gir (गिर्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Girā, .

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