Girni, Gīrṇi: 8 definitions


Girni 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Google Books: Music Therapy

Gīrṇi (गीर्णि) is swallowing, when we swallow food and when we sing and utter the word, we control or obstruct our breath. Therefore, singing was called gīr (as in gīrbāṇi or ghīrvāṇi) in the Veda and from it is derived the word gīta or song.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Girni in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Panicum antidotale Retz. from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Panicum miliare, Panicum proliferum. For the possible medicinal usage of girni, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gīrṇi (गीर्णि).—f. [gṝ bhāve ktin]

1) Praise.

2) Fame.

3) Eating up, swallowing.

Derivable forms: gīrṇiḥ (गीर्णिः).

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

Gīrṇi (गीर्णि).—f.

(-rṇiḥ) 1. Swallowing. 2. Fame, celebrity. 3. Praise, applause E. gṛ to swallow, &c. affix ktin.

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

1) Gīrṇi (गीर्णि):—[from gīrṇa] 1. gīrṇi f. praise, applause, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] celebrity, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] 2. gīrṇi f. swallowing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Gīrṇi (गीर्णि):—(ṇiḥ) 2. f. Swallowing; fame, celebrity, praise, applause.

[Sanskrit to German]

Girni in German

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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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