Glaha: 9 definitions


Glaha 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Glaha (ग्लह).—[cf. P.III.3.7]

1) A dice-player; तावकानां जये भीष्मो ग्लह आसीद्विशांपते (tāvakānāṃ jaye bhīṣmo glaha āsīdviśāṃpate) Mb.6.114.44.

2) A stake, wager, bet; प्राणग्लहोऽयं समरः (prāṇaglaho'yaṃ samaraḥ) Bhāg.6.12.17; व्यात्युक्षीम- भिसरणग्लहामदीव्यन् (vyātyukṣīma- bhisaraṇaglahāmadīvyan) Śi.8.32.

3) A die.

4) Gambling, playing.

5) A dice box.

6) Cast of the dice, game at dice; ग्लहे शतिकवृद्धेस्तु (glahe śatikavṛddhestu) Y.2.199.

7) A chess-man.

Derivable forms: glahaḥ (ग्लहः).

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

Glaha (ग्लह).—m.

(-haḥ) Gaming, playing with dice. E. glah to take, &c. affix ac or it is derived irregularly from graha, and with ap aff.

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

Glaha (ग्लह).—[glah + a], m. 1. A gambler, Mahābhārata 2, 2037. 2. A stake, Mahābhārata 2, 2499; [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 188, 22. 3. A die, Mahābhārata 8, 3756. 4. A dice-box, Mahābhārata 2, 1986. 5. Playing with dice, Mahābhārata 5, 1898. 6. Aim, Mahābhārata 8, 4402.

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

Glaha (ग्लह).—[masculine] game at dice, stake in playing; die. dice-box; contest, bet, prize.

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

1) Glaha (ग्लह):—[from glah] m. (√grah, [Pāṇini 3-3, 70]) cast of the dice, game at dice, [Atharva-veda iv, 38, 1 f.; Yājñavalkya ii, 199; Mahābhārata ii] (glahaṃ-√div, to play at dice for [instr.], [2179]), [v]

2) [v.s. ...] the stake in playing at dice, [Mahābhārata ii f.; Harivaṃśa 6735 ff.; Bhāgavata-purāṇa vi, x]

3) [v.s. ...] a die, [Mahābhārata viii, 3763]

4) [v.s. ...] a dice-box, [ii, 1968]

5) [v.s. ...] contention, bet[, iii, 10652; Daśakumāra-carita vii, 135]

6) [v.s. ...] the prize or object fought for in a contest, person aimed at, [Mahābhārata vi, vii f.; Bālarāmāyaṇa v, 1]

7) [v.s. ...] a chessman, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) Glahā (ग्लहा):—[from glaha > glah] f.? [Atharva-veda vi, 22, 3] ; (cf. akṣa-).

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

Glaha (ग्लह):—(haḥ) 1. m. Gaming, dice.

[Sanskrit to German]

Glaha in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Glaha (ಗ್ಲಹ):—

1) [noun] a game of chance for money or some other stake.

2) [noun] something, esp. money, bet, as in gambling; stakes.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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