Goptri, Goptṛ: 6 definitions


Goptri 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 Goptṛ can be transliterated into English as Goptr or Goptri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Goptṛ (गोप्तृ).—a. (-ptrī f.) [गुप् तृच् (gup tṛc)]

1) A protector, preserver, guardian; तस्मिन्वनं गोप्तरि गाहमाने (tasminvanaṃ goptari gāhamāne) R.2.14;1.55; M.5. 2; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 11.18.

2) One who hides or conceals; स्वरन्ध्र- गोप्ता (svarandhra- goptā) Y.1.311. -m. An epithet of Visnu.

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

Goptṛ (गोप्तृ).—mfn. (-ptā-ptrī-ptṛ) A preserver, A protector, one who defends or cherishes. E. gup to preserve, &c. affix tṛc.

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

Goptṛ (गोप्तृ).—i. e. gup + tṛ, m., f. trī, and n. 1. A protector, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 14; Mahābhārata 13, 1842; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 7, 10, 28. 2. One who conceals, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 310.

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

Goptṛ (गोप्तृ).—[masculine] guardian, protector ([feminine] goptrī, [neuter] goptṛ); who hides or conceals.

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

1) Goptṛ (गोप्तृ):—[from go-pa] mf(trī, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Mahābhārata xiii])n. ([gana] yājakādi, [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 99]) one who preserves or protects or defends or cherishes, [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā vi; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (superl. gopiṣṭha, [ii]), [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra] etc. (n(ptṛ). , [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vii, 10, 28])

2) [v.s. ...] mf(trī)n. one who conceals anything (in [compound]), [Yājñavalkya i, 310.]

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

Goptṛ (गोप्तृ):—(ptā) 4. m. A preserver.

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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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