Graha: 27 definitions



Graha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: WikiPedia: Hindu Astrology

Nine grahas (Navagrahas) are used. The Nine Planets of Vedic Astrology or Jyotiṣa are the forces that capture or eclipse the mind and the decision making of the human being-thus the term 'Graha'. When the Grahas are active in their Daśās or periodicities they are particularly empowered to direct the affairs of the person or the inanimate being as the case may be. Even otherwise, Grahas are always busy capturing us in some way or other, for better or for worse.

etymology: graha; from Grah (Devanāgarī: ग्रह, Sanskrit: graha, 'seizing, laying hold of, holding')

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Graha (ग्रह).—Planet. Note: Graha is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume III

These malignant stars (Graha) or demons affect the person of a child in the cases where the directions laid down before (in the Śārira-sthāna) in respect of the conduct of the mother or the nurse during the time the child is brought-up on the breast are not followed, and consequently where proper benedictory rites are not performed and the child is allowed to remain in an uncleanly state, or where the child becoming anyhow uneasy gets frightened, is rebuked, or begins to cry.

The influences of malignant stars (Graha) or demons (that cause the diseases of infancy) number nine in all and are called

  1. Skanda-graha,
  2. Skandapasmara-graha,
  3. Shakuni-graha,
  4. Revati-graha,
  5. Putana-graha,
  6. Andha-putana-graha,
  7. Shita-putana-graha,
  8. Mukha-mandika-graha,
  9. and Naigamesha-graha or Pitri-graha.
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Graha (ग्रह) refers to the planets (i.e., “all celestial bodies seeming to have a motion of their own among the fixed stars”), and is mentioned in verse 1.31 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—The term graha (~gza) was used by the Indians, just as the corresponding πλάνης; by the Greeks, not only for the planets proper (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn), but also for the sun and moon. It denotes, in other words, all celestial bodies seeming to have a motion of their own among the fixed stars; the sun answers this description in so far as it moves between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and travels through the zodiac from west to east. Occasionally, the ascending and descending nodes of the moon (i.e. the two intersecting points of the lunar orbit and ecliptic passed as the moon goes north and south respectively) were reckoned among the planets as well, whence graha and gza may symbolize the number “nine”.—Instead of gza CD read bza, which is unauthenticated in this meaning.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Graha (ग्रह):—Stiffness, Retention, Chocked

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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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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Vivekachudamani

Graha in Sanskrit means both ‘planet’ and ‘seizure.’ The eclipses of the sun and moon are popularly ascribed by Hindu mythology to the periodical attacks by their enemy Rahu, a demon whom they prevented from drinking the nectar.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Graha (ग्रह).—A Parā god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 57.

1b) Planets, seven in number excluding Rāhu and Ketu; known as Vaimānikas in the current epoch (Vaivasvata)—Rāhu and Ketu are planets which tease the sun and moon;1 each graha has three sthānas, dakṣiṇa, uttara and madhyama.^2

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 3. 14; 7. 16; 30. 146; 31. 35; 51. 8; 53. 29, 109.
Source: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Grāha (ग्राह) refers to “crocodiles” (living in forest-streams), according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.28. Accordingly:—“[...] soothening with kind words to Sītā, when eyes were blemished with tears, the virtuous Rāma spoke again as follows, for the purpose of waking her turn back: ‘[...] Even streams (sarit) filled with crocodiles (grāha) full of mire are difficult to be crossed by rut elephants also. Hence dwelling in a forest is always very much uncomfortable’”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Graha (ग्रह, “seizing”) refers to “the note in which the song begins” and is one of the ten characteristics (gati) of the jāti (melodic class), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 28. It is also known as grahagati or grahasvara. Jāti refers to a recognized melody-type and can be seen as a precursor to rāgas which replaced them.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra 28.75, “grahas have been like the aṃśa of all the jātis. That note which is taken up in the beginning of a song is the graha, and is an alternative term for the aṃśa”.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Graha (ग्रह) refers to “offerings of Soma”, according to the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“with the Grahas the act should be made to coincide with the Upayāma”. Commentary: “Grahas are offerings of Soma, and likewise the vessels (kamasa) in which the Soma is offered. The Soma is offered with the words ‘‘upayāma-gṛhīto'si’’, and while these words are being uttered, the fluid should be poured out (‘dhārāṃ srāvayet’).”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Graha (ग्रह) refers to “planets”, according to the Bhairavīstotra in the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Victory! Victory (to you) O goddess (bhagavatī)! [...] Salutations to you) who bestow the play of freedom and enjoyment by means of all the liturgies (krama) and rites (kriyā) performed in the blissful meetings of great ghosts, demons (vetālas), warlocks (bheruṇḍa), witches (lāmā) and planets (graha)! [...]”

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Graha (ग्रह) refers to a group of deities summoned by the Yamāntaka-mantra and mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Graha).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Graha (ग्रह) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Graha] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)

Graha (ग्रह, “planets”) refers to a class of “stellar celestial beings” (jyotiṣī), itself a category of devas (celestial beings), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.10. What is the duration of existence of planet Jupiter (guru)? It is one pit-measured-period. Mercury revolves 888 yojana above the earth (Citrā) level. It resides three yojana above Venus. Venus is situated three yojana above Mercury. Jupiter revolves three yojana above Venus. Mars revolves three yojana above Jupiter. Saturn revolves three yojana above Mars.What is the duration of existence of planets Mars (maṅgala), Mercury (buddha), Saturn etc? It is half pit-measured-period.

Stellar celestial beings (e.g., Graha) are named after their vehicle which is endowed with shining light. These are called by the significant general name luminaries or stellar.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Graha.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘nine’. (IA 21), seizure; cf. go-graha, cattle-lifting. Cf. sūrya-graha (EI 24), an eclipse of the sun. Note: graha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

graha (ग्रह).—m (S) Taking, accepting, seizing. 2 Eclipse of the sun or moon; seizure (by Rahu). 3 A planet. There are nine according to Hindu astronomy, and the sun is included. 4 An imp of a particular class. Hence fig. A mischievous, pestilent fellow. 5 A fancy; a conception; an opinion. 6 Tenacity. 7 Apprehension or perception (as of one's meaning); an understanding: apprehension of a sense or an acceptation; believing, receiving, holding.

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grāha (ग्राह).—m S A shark; according to some the Gangetic alligator, according to others, the water-elephant (the hippopotamus). 2 Any large marine animal.

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graha (ग्रह).—. Add:--8 A large marine and rapacious fish, probably, shark.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

graha (ग्रह).—m Taking. A planet. An opinion, fan- cy, prejudice. A mischievous fellow.

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grāha (ग्राह).—m A shark; any large marine ani- mal.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Graha (ग्रह).—[grah-ac]

1) Seizing, grasping, laying hold of, seizure, रुरुधुः कचग्रहैः (rurudhuḥ kacagrahaiḥ) R.19.31.

2) A grip, grasp, hold; विक्रम्य कौशिकं खड्गं मोक्षयित्वा ग्रहं रिपोः (vikramya kauśikaṃ khaḍgaṃ mokṣayitvā grahaṃ ripoḥ) Mb.3.157.11; कर्कटक- ग्रहात् (karkaṭaka- grahāt) Pt.1.26.

3) Taking, receiving, accepting; receipt.

4) Stealing, robbing; अङ्गुलीग्रन्थिभेदस्य छेदयेत्प्रथमे ग्रहे (aṅgulīgranthibhedasya chedayetprathame grahe) Ms.9.277; so गोग्रहः (gograhaḥ).

5) Booty, spoil.

6) Eclipse; see ग्रहण (grahaṇa).

7) A planet, (sometimes more particularly 'Rāhu'; vadhyamāne graheṇātha āditye manyurāviśat Mb.1.24.7.) (the planets are nine :-sūryaścandro maṅgalaśca budhaścāpi bṛhaspatiḥ | śukraḥ śanaiścaro rāhuḥ ketuśceti grahā nava ||); नक्षत्रताराग्रहसंकुलापि (nakṣatratārāgrahasaṃkulāpi) (rātriḥ) R.6.22;3.13;12.28; गुरुणा स्तनभारेण मुखचन्द्रेण भास्वता । शनैश्चराभ्यां पादाभ्यां रेजे ग्रहमयीव सा (guruṇā stanabhāreṇa mukhacandreṇa bhāsvatā | śanaiścarābhyāṃ pādābhyāṃ reje grahamayīva sā) || Bh.1.17.

8) Mentioning; utterance, repeating (as of a name) नामजातिग्रहं त्वेषामभिद्रोहेण कुर्वतः (nāmajātigrahaṃ tveṣāmabhidroheṇa kurvataḥ) Ms.8.271; Amaru.85.

9) A shark, crocodile.

1) An imp in general.

11) A particular class of evil demons supposed to seize upon children and produce convulsions &c. cf. Mb. Crit. ed. 3.219.26; कृष्णग्रहगृहीतात्मा न वेद जगदीदृशम् (kṛṣṇagrahagṛhītātmā na veda jagadīdṛśam) Bhāg.7.4.38.

12) Apprehension, perception; ज्योतिश्चक्षुर्गुणग्रहः (jyotiścakṣurguṇagrahaḥ). ...... श्रोत्रं गुणग्रहः (śrotraṃ guṇagrahaḥ) Bhāg.2.1.21-22.

13) An organ or instrument of apprehension; Bṛ. Up.3.2.1.

14) Tenacity, perseverance, persistence; नृणां स्वत्वग्रहो यतः (nṛṇāṃ svatvagraho yataḥ) Bhāg.7.14.11.

15) Purpose, design.

16) Favour, patronage.

17) The place of a planet in the fixed zodiac.

18) The number 'nine'.

19) Any state of mind which proceeds from magical influences.

2) A house.

21) A spoonful, ladleful; ग्रहान्त्सोमस्य मिमते द्वादश (grahāntsomasya mimate dvādaśa) Rv.1.114.5.

22) A ladle or vessel; चमसानां ग्रहाणां च शुद्धिः प्रक्षालनेन तु (camasānāṃ grahāṇāṃ ca śuddhiḥ prakṣālanena tu) Ms.5.116.

23) The middle of a bow.

24) A movable point in the heavens.

25) Keeping back, obstructing.

26) Taking away, depriving; प्राण° (prāṇa°) Pt.1.295.

27) Preparation for war; ग्रहोऽवग्रहनिर्बन्धग्रहणेषु रणोद्यमे । सूर्यादौ पूतनादौ च सैंहिकेयेऽपि तत् त्रिषु (graho'vagrahanirbandhagrahaṇeṣu raṇodyame | sūryādau pūtanādau ca saiṃhikeye'pi tat triṣu) | Nm.

28) A guest (atithi); यथा सिद्धस्य चान्नस्य ग्रहायाग्रं प्रदीयते (yathā siddhasya cānnasya grahāyāgraṃ pradīyate) Mb.13.1.6.

29) Imprisoning, imprisonment; Mb.13.136.11.

Derivable forms: grahaḥ (ग्रहः).

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Grāha (ग्राह).—a. (- f.) [ग्रह् भावे घञ् (grah bhāve ghañ)] Seizing, clutching; taking, holding, receiving &c.

-haḥ 1 Seizing, grasping; हस्तग्राहं तु तं मत्वा (hastagrāhaṃ tu taṃ matvā) Rām.7.34.2.

2) A crocodile, shark; रागग्राहवती (rāgagrāhavatī) Bh.3.45.

3) A prisoner.

4) Accepting.

5) Understanding, knowledge.

6) Persistence, importunity; तव मातुरसद्ग्राहं विद्म पूर्वं यथा श्रुतम् (tava māturasadgrāhaṃ vidma pūrvaṃ yathā śrutam) Rām.2.35.18.

7) Determination, resolve; मूढग्राहेणात्मनो यत्पीडया क्रियते तपः (mūḍhagrāheṇātmano yatpīḍayā kriyate tapaḥ) Bg. 17.19.

8) A disease.

9) Any large fish or marine animal; जग्राहाजगरो ग्राहो भुजयोरुभयोर्बलात् (jagrāhājagaro grāho bhujayorubhayorbalāt) Mb.3.178.28; Ki.13.24.

1) Morbid affection, disease.

11) Beginning, undertaking.

12) The handle (of a sword &c.).

13) Paralysis.

-hī A female crocodile.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Grāha (ग्राह).—(-grāha), ifc., m. (= Pali gāha), (heretical, erroneous) belief (in), holding (to)…: asantagrāhātu (from false be- lief) vimukta bhonti Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 92.9 (verse); especially ātma-grāha (= Pali atta-gāha), clinging to the (false view that there is a) self: Śikṣāsamuccaya 198.20 (bhayāni…) tāny ātmagrāhata ut- padyante; 21 ahaṃ…ātmagrāhaṃ parityajeyaṃ; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 177.14 ātmagrāhapatitayā saṃtatyā; Vajracchedikā 23.11—12 and 25.16 ātmagrāho bhavet sattvagrāho jīvagrāhaḥ pudgala- grāho bhavet; similarly Vajracchedikā 42.12; and 42.13 ātmagrāha iti subhūte agrāha eṣa tathāgatena bhāṣitaḥ; 45.4 sa eva piṇḍagrāho 'bhaviṣyat…(5) agrāhaḥ sa tathāgatena bhāṣitaḥ; Lalitavistara 205.8 (lokasya…) ātmanīyagrāhānugamā- nasasya, having minds that follow after the false belief that there is anything peculiar (belonging) to the self.

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

Graha (ग्रह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Taking, whether by seizure or acceptance. 2. An eclipse or seizure of the sun or moon, by Rahu, &c. 3. A planet. 4. The place of a planet in the fixed zodiac. 5. A moveable point in the heavens. 6. A name of Rahu, or the ascending node. 7. An imp, one of a particular class, beginning with Putana, supposed especially to seize upon young children producing convulsions. 8. Effort in battle. 9. Tenacity, perseverance. 10. Purpose, design. 11. Favor, patronage. E. grah to take, &c. affix ac.

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Grāha (ग्राह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Taking, either by seizure or acceptance. 2. A shark; according to some, the Gangetic alligator, (Lacerta Gangetica;) according to others, the water elephant, (the hippopotamus.) 3. Any large fish or marine animal. E. grah to take, affix ghañ or ṇa.

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

Graha (ग्रह).—[grah + a], I. Latter part of comp. adj. 1. Seizing, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 15, 35. 2. Gathering, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 6, 23. Ii. m. 1. A seizure of the sun or moon by Rāhu, i. e. an eclipse, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 87. 2. A planet, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 24, 7. 3. The five planets, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn, combined with Rāhu, Ketu, sun and moon, making nine; it denotes the numeral Nine, Śrutab. 35. 4. An imp, [Suśruta] 2, 382, 4. 5. A crocodile, or shark, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 44, 47. 6. Booty, Mahābhārata 3, 11461. 7. A draught, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 13, 30. 8. A vessel, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 116. 9. The place where a bow is held when strung, Mahābhārata 4, 1351. 10. Gripe, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 237. 11. Theft, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 277. 12. Receipt, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 180. 13. Mention, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 271; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 361. 14. Perception, Bhāṣāp. 58; understanding, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 7, 14, 11. 15. An organ of perception, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 7, 31. 16. Tenacity, perseverance, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 24, 156; [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 291 (where grāhas must be changed to grahas).

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Grāha (ग्राह).—i. e. grah + a, I. adj., f. , 1. Taking, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 51. 2. Robbing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 41, 38. Ii. m. 1. A shark, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 420. f. , A female shark, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 82, 73. 2. Seizing, seizure; e. g. pāṇi-, Taking the hand at marriage. 3. A fit, a disease, Mahābhārata 6, 5680 (read ūru-). 4. Enterprise, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 17, 19.

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

Graha (ग्रह).—[adjective] grasping, seizing, etc. (v. grabh).

— [masculine] one who seizes, [especially] the demon Rāhu (who seizes and obscures the moon), a planet or star (as seizing or influencing the destinies of men), demon of illness, crocodile, one of the eight organs, house, vessel for drawing water; anything seized, e.[grammar] booty, prey, ladleful, spoonful, the middle of the bow; seizing, grasp, robbery, theft, tenacity, insisting upon ([locative] or —°); taking, receiving; choice, favour; mention, apprehension, conceiving, understanding.

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Grāha (ग्राह).—[feminine] ī seizing, catching, taking, accepting (—°). [masculine] beast of prey, crocodile, shark, serpent; seizure, grasp, hold, attack, disease; naming, mentioning.

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

1) Graha (ग्रह):—[from grah] mfn. ([Pāṇini 3-3, 58]; [gana] vṛṣādi) ifc. ([iii, 2, 9], [vArttika] 1) seizing, laying hold of, holding, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 15, 35] (cf. aṅkuśa-, dhanur-, etc.)

2) [v.s. ...] obtaining, [v, viii]

3) [v.s. ...] perceiving, recognising, [iv, 7, 31]

4) [v.s. ...] m. ‘seizer (eclipser)’, Rāhu or the dragon’s head, [Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] a planet (as seizing or influencing the destinies of men in a supernatural manner; sometimes 5 are enumerated, viz. Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn, [Mahābhārata vi, 4566 f.; Rāmāyaṇa i, 19, 2; Raghuvaṃśa iii, 13 etc.]; also 7 id est. the preceding with Rāhu and Ketu, [Mahābhārata vii, 5636]; also 9 id est. the sun cf. [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iv, 6, 5, 1 and 5; Mahābhārata xiii, 913; xiv, 1175] and moon with the 7 preceding, [Yājñavalkya i, 295; Mahābhārata iv, 48; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]; also the polar star is called a Graha, [Garg.] ([Jyotiṣa 5 [Scholiast or Commentator]]); the planets are either auspicious śubha-, sad-, or inauspicious krūra-, pāpa-, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]; with Jainas they constitute one of the 5 classes of the Jyotiṣkas)

6) [v.s. ...] the place of a planet in the fixed zodiac, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] the number ‘nine’

8) [v.s. ...] Name of particular evil demons or spirits who seize or exercise a bad influence on the body and mind of man (causing insanity etc.; it falls within the province of medical science to expel these demons; those who [especially] seize children and cause convulsions etc. are divided into 9 classes according to the number of planets, [Suśruta]), [Mahābhārata] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] any state which proceeds from magical influences and takes possession of the whole man, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vii, ix; Brahma-purāṇa; Hitopadeśa ii, 1, 20]

10) [v.s. ...] m. a crocodile, [Mahābhārata xvi, 142] (ifc. f(ā). ), [Rāmāyaṇa iv f.; Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii]

11) [v.s. ...] m. any ladle or vessel employed for taking up a portion of fluid ([especially] of Soma) out of a larger vessel, [Manu-smṛti v, 116; Yājñavalkya i, 182]

12) [v.s. ...] Name of the 8 organs of perception (viz. the 5 organs of sense with Manas, the hands and the voice), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Nṛsiṃha-tāpanīya-upaniṣad i, 4, 3, 22]

13) [v.s. ...] (= gṛha) a house, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 40, 30] (cf. a-, khara-, -druma and -pati)

14) [v.s. ...] ‘anything seized’, spoil, booty, [Mahābhārata iii, 11461] (cf. hāluñcana)

15) [v.s. ...] as much as can be taken with a ladle or spoon out of a larger vessel, ladleful, spoonful ([especially] of Soma), [Ṛg-veda x, 114, 5; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

16) [v.s. ...] the middle of a bow or that part which is grasped when the bow is used, [Mahābhārata iv, 1351] (su-, [1326])

17) [v.s. ...] the beginning of any piece of music

18) [v.s. ...] grasp, seizing, laying hold of (often ifc.), [Kauśika-sūtra 10; Mahābhārata] etc.

19) [v.s. ...] keeping back, obstructing, [Suśruta]

20) [v.s. ...] imprisoning, imprisonment (haṃ-√gam, ‘to become a prisoner’ [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]), [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 58, 2]

21) [v.s. ...] seizure (by demons causing diseases e.g. aṅga-, spasm of the limbs), [Suśruta]

22) [v.s. ...] seizure of the sun and moon, eclipse, [Atharva-veda xix, 9, 7 and 10; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

23) [v.s. ...] stealing, robbing, [Manu-smṛti ix, 277; Mahābhārata vi, 4458]

24) [v.s. ...] effort, [Hitopadeśa]

25) [v.s. ...] insisting upon, tenacity, perseverance in ([locative case] or in [compound]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vii, 14, 11; Naiṣadha-carita ix, 12; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī viii, 226]

26) [v.s. ...] taking, receiving, reception, [Manu-smṛti viii, 180; Śṛṅgāra-tilaka]

27) [v.s. ...] taking up (any fluid)

28) [v.s. ...] choosing, [Mahābhārata xii, 83, 12; Sāhitya-darpaṇa vi, 136]

29) [v.s. ...] ‘favour’ See -nigraha

30) [v.s. ...] mentioning, employing (a word), [Manu-smṛti viii, 271; Pāṇini 7-1, 21], [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha 2; Amaru-śataka; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

31) [v.s. ...] apprehension, perception, understanding, [Bhāṣāpariccheda; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha [Scholiast or Commentator] on Jaimini] and, [Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana]

32) Grāha (ग्राह):—[from grah] a mf(ī)n. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 143]) ifc. seizing, holding, catching, receiving, [Yājñavalkya ii, 51; Rāmāyaṇa iv, 41, 38]

33) [v.s. ...] taking (a wife), [Yājñavalkya ii, 51] (cf. karṇa-, gila-, dhanur-, pāṇi-, pārṣṇi-, vandi-, vyāla-, hasta-)

34) [v.s. ...] m. a rapacious animal living in fresh or sea water, any large fish or marine animal (crocodile, shark, serpent, Gangetic alligator, water elephant, or hippopotamus), [Manu-smṛti vi, 78; Mahābhārata] etc. (ifc. f(ā). , [iv, 2017; xvi; Rāmāyaṇa ii])

35) [v.s. ...] m. a prisoner, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

36) [v.s. ...] the handle (of a sword etc.), [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

37) [v.s. ...] seizure, grasping, laying hold of [Pañcatantra i, 10, 1] ([varia lectio] for graha)

38) [v.s. ...] morbid affection, disease, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iii]

39) [v.s. ...] paralysis (of the thigh, ūru-grāha, [Atharva-veda xi, 9, 12] [ur [manuscripts]] [Mahābhārata v, 2024 and vi, 5680])

40) [v.s. ...] ‘mentioning’ See nāma-

41) [v.s. ...] fiction, whim, [Bhagavad-gītā xvii, 19]

42) [v.s. ...] conception, notion of (in [compound]), [Vajracchedikā 6 and 9]

43) b haka, etc. See √grah.

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

1) Graha (ग्रह):—(haḥ) 1. m. Taking; an eclipse; a planet; Rāhu; an imp; effort; tenacity; design; favour.

2) Grāha (ग्राह):—(haḥ) 1. m. Taking; a shark.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Graha (ग्रह):—(von grah) [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 3, 58.] gaṇa vṛṣādi zu [6, 1, 203.]

1) adj. am Ende eines comp. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 2, 9, Vārttika von Kātyāyana.] a) ergreifend, anfassend, haltend: tatpadagrahāvapatatām [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 15, 35.] Vgl. aṅkuśagraha, dhanurgraha u. s. w. — b) einsammelnd, zusammenscharrend: yūyaṃ phalagrahāḥ [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 8, 6, 23.] vitta, śamala [5, 26, 36.] —

2) m. a) nom. ag. Ergreifer u. s. w.: α) von den Mächten, welche vorübergehend Sonne und Mond angreifen in den Eklipsen; insbes. von Rāhu; dann heissen auch überhaupt die Planeten so, weil sie den Menschen magisch ergreifen. [Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 31, 238.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 107.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 597.] [Medinīkoṣa Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 3.] mahadbhyāmiva saṃśliṣṭau grahābhyāṃ candrabhāskarau [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 73, 48.] śaśidivākarayorgrahapīḍanam [Bhartṛhari 2, 87.] grahakaluṣendu [Mālavikāgnimitra 74.] [Raghuvaṃśa 12, 28.] abhyadhāvata saṃkruddhaḥ khe graho rohiṇīmiva [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 72, 43. 59.] citrāmiva grahagrastām [5, 18, 14.] nakṣatragrahapīḍanāt [73, 58.] siṃhikā grahamātā [Harivaṃśa 11553.] nakṣatrāṇi grahāstathā [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1, 24. 7, 121.] candrādityau grahāstārā nakṣatrāṇi [Mahābhārata 1, 7677.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 5, 4. 10.] [Suśruta 1, 21, 16. 118, 21.] grahā na viparītāstu [Mahābhārata 3, 2555.] śukro grahaḥ [1, 2606.] śveto grahaḥ [5, 1376. 6, 79. 83.] [Harivaṃśa 11123.] lohitāṅga iva grahaḥ [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 31, 5.] kṣīṇapuṇya iva grahaḥ [Mahābhārata 3, 842.] Bald werden fünf (Mars, Mercur, Jupiter, Venus u. Saturn), bald sieben (die vorigen nebst Rāhu u. Ketu, dem aufund niedersteigenden Knoten), bald neun Planeten (die vorigen nebst Sonne und Mond) erwähnt. rākṣasaṃ dudruvuḥ saṃkhye grahāḥ pañca raviṃ yathā [Mahābhārata 6, 4566.] (pīḍitaḥ) yathā yugakṣaye ghore candramāḥ pañcabhirgrahaiḥ [4567.] grahaistataḥ pañcabhiruccasaṃśrayairasūryagaiḥ sūcitabhāgyasaṃpadam (putram) [Raghuvaṃśa 3, 13.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 19, 2.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 1, 10. 17, 2. 8. fgg.] [18, 1. 7. fgg.] [20, 1. fgg.] te pīḍayanbhīmamenam prajāsaṃharaṇe rājaṃsomaṃ sapta grahā iva [Mahābhārata 7, 5636.] [Geschichte des Vidūṣaka 62.] neun Planeten [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 295.] [Mahābhārata 4, 48.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 24, 6. 46,] [6(7). 47, 6. 29.] Daher zur Bezeichnung der Zahl neun gebraucht [Śrutabodha 35. 41.] grahāṇāṃ sūrya ucyate [Mahābhārata 13, 913.] sūryo grahāṇāmadhipaḥ [14, 1175.] Schon [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 4, 6, 5, 1. 5] wird die Sonne graha genannt, aber wohl nicht als Planet, sondern als ein Wesen, welches dämonischen Einfluss auf andere Wesen ausübt; vgl. β. Die Planeten werden in günstige (☿ , ♃ , ♀ , ☾), śubhagrahāḥ oder sadgrahāḥ, und in ungünstige (♂ , ♄ , ☉ , ☊ , ☋), krūragrahāḥ oder pāpagrahāḥ eingetheilt, [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 16,40.] [39(38),2. 27,c,21. 21,31. 27,a,11. 39(38),8.] Im System der Jaina bilden die Planeten eine der 5 Arten der Jyotiṣka [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 92.] grahāgamakutūhala Titel einer Schrift [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 844.] grahādhiṣṭhāpana desgl. [1253.] grahakautuka [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 253.] grahajñābharaṇa [252.] — β) von Geistern, welche auf die leibliche und geistige Gesundheit der Menschen schädlich wirken, Tobsucht u. s. w. hervorbringen. Die Heilkunde beschäftigt sich mit denselben und nimmt insbes. neunerlei (nach der Zahl der Planeten) Dämonen an, durch welche Kinder besessen werden. [Suśruta 2, 382, 4. fgg.] [393, 19.] navagrahākṛtijñāna [1, 11, 6. 9.] duṣṭagraha [88, 9. 181, 15. 375, 4.] asaṃkhyeyā grahagaṇā grahādhipatayastu ye [2, 531. 19.] [Mahābhārata 3, 14479. fgg.] ūrdhvaṃ tu ṣoḍaśādvarṣādye bhavanti grahā nṛṇām . tānahaṃ saṃpravakṣyāmi [14500. fgg.] kaścitkrīḍitukāmo vai bhoktukāmastathāparaḥ . abhikāmastathaivānya ityeṣa trividho grahaḥ .. [14510.] Vgl. gandharva, deva, pitṛ, bāla, yakṣa, rākṣasa, siddha, skandha. [Rgva tch’er rol pa 206.] duṣṭagrahagṛhīta [Pañcatantra 43, 7.] graha ivārthamabhirakṣati [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 26, 36.] digvāsā grahavat [7, 13, 41.] grahagṛhīta [5, 5, 31.] grahagrasta [Daśakumāracarita 119, 9.] Eine Gottheit, ein Gemüthszustand, welcher den ganzen Menschen magisch ergreift, wird auch öfters graha genannt: kṛṣṇagrahagṛhītātman [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 7, 4, 37.] kāmagrahagrasta [9, 19, 6.] [Brahmapurāṇa 58, 10.] āśāgrahagrasta [Hitopadeśa II, 22.] graha = pūtanādi [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — γ) Krokodil oder Haifisch: nadī naikagrahākīrṇā [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 44, 47.] varuṇāvāsaṃ caṇḍanakragraham [5, 74, 28. 30.] yena gajendro mocito grahāt [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 8, 1, 30.] kālapāśagrahāṃ bhīmāṃ nadīṃ vaitaraṇīmiva [Mahābhārata 16, 142.] Vgl. grāha. — δ) = gṛha (in sich aufnehmend) Haus in agraha, khara, druma, pati. — b) das Ergriffene u. s. w.: α) Beute [Mahābhārata 3, 11461.] śyeno grahāluñcane [Mṛcchakaṭikā 50, 15.] — β) haustus, das was mit dem in die Flüssigkeit getauchten Gefäss geschöpft wird, ein Bechervoll; zuweilen das Schöpfgefäss selbst. [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 4] (grahakāṇḍa) handelt von den verschiedenen graha des Soma. Die Reihenfolge derselben ist bei der Frühspende (upāṃśu antaryāma): aindravāyava, maitrāvaruṇa, āśvina, śukra, manthin, āgrayaṇa, ukthya, dhruva, ṛtugrahāḥ, aindrāgna, vaiśvadeva (vgl. [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 7, 1 - 34]); bei der Mittagsspende kommen hinzu: marutvatīya, māhendra ( [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 7, 35 - 40]); bei der dritten Spende: āditya, sāvitra, mahāvaiśvadeva, pātnīvata, hāriyojana [?(Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 8, 1 - 11).] grahā.somasya mimate.dvādaśa [Ṛgveda 10, 114, 5.] [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 8, 9. 9, 4. 19, 28. 89. 90.] [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 2, 25. 37.] a.āṃ grahāṃgṛhṇāti [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 5, 6, 2, 1.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 4, 5, 9, 13. 10, 1, 1, 5. 12, 8, 3, 13] und oft. [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 5, 14.] [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 9, 14, 4. 10, 4, 11. 14, 2, 6.] somagraha, surāgraha [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 5, 1, 2, 10.] madhugraha [19.] payograha [12, 7, 3, 12.] [morgenländischen Gesellschaft IX, LXIII.] agṛhṇāccyavanaḥ somamaśvinordevayostadā . tamindro vārayāmāsa gṛhṇānaṃ sa tayorgraham .. [Mahābhārata 3, 10378. 10383.] devā na gṛhṇanti grahāniha [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 13, 30.] grahaṃ grahīṣye somasya yajñe vām [9, 3, 12. 3, 13, 35.] das Schöpfgefäss ist gemeint [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 116.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 182.] — γ) die Griffstelle —, die Mitte des Bogens: jātarūpagrahaṃ dhanuḥ [Mahābhārata 4, 1351.] sugraha [1326.] — c) nom. act. α) Griff, das Ergreifen, Packen [Amarakoṣa 3, 3, 8.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1523.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] tadannaṃ lobhātpunargrahītuṃ grahamakaravam [Hitopadeśa 32, 5.] stana [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 10.] kacagrahamanuprāptā sāsmi [Mahābhārata 3, 581.] kacagrahaiḥ [Raghuvaṃśa 10, 48. 19, 31]; vgl. keśagraha. keśastanādharādīnāṃ grahe [Sāhityadarpana 55, 17.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 104, 4.] mṛtaḥ karkaṭagrahāt (karkaṭa subj.) [Pañcatantra I, 237.] nīragraha das Schöpfen von Wasser [Gedicht vom Vogel Cātaka 4.] das Einfangen: navagrahamiva dvipam [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 58, 2.] aṅgagraha Gliederschmerz (Ergreifen in jenem dämonischen Sinne) [Suśruta 2, 232, 7. 1, 281, 7.] das Ergreifen der Sonne und des Mondes, Verfinsterung [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 3, 9. 3, 4, 31, 238.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 125.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] śaṃ no.grahāścāndrama.āḥ śamādi.yāśca rā.uṇā [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 19, 9, 10. 7.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 5, 8. 49. 63. 97. 45, 84 (82).] rāhu [Śṛṅgāratilaka 2.] — β) Diebstahl, Raub: aṅgulī granthibhedasya chedayetprathame grahe [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 9, 277.] gograha [Mahābhārata 6, 4458.] — γ) Entgegennahme, Empfang: yathā dāyastathā grahaḥ [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 180. 195.] punarjanma [Śṛṅgāratilaka 2.] — δ) Zurückhaltung, Verhaltung: vātamūtraśakṛdgraha [Suśruta 2, 195, 11.] — ε) Erwähnung, Nennung: nāmajātigrahaṃ tveṣāmabhidroheṇa kurvataḥ [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 271.] [Amaruśataka 83.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 5, 361.] — ζ) Auffassung, Wahrnehmung, Erkenntniss, Verständniss [Bhāṣāpariccheda 58. 60.] guṇagrahaḥ [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 2, 10, 21. 22.] padārthabhedagrahaiḥ [4, 7, 31.] vākyārthagrahaḥ [Scholiast] zu [Jaimini 1, 3, 25.] [Scholiast] zu [Kapila 1, 104.] nṛṇāṃ svatvagraho yataḥ weil die Menschen es als Eigenthum auffassen [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 7, 14, 11.] Vgl. u. l. gṛhya. — η) das Bestehen auf Etwas: brahmaṃgrahastavāyaṃ cettatkaromi vacastava [Kathāsaritsāgara 24, 156] ([BROCKHAUS]: Gefallen). = nirbandha [Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 31, 238.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] Vgl. āgraha [Kathāsaritsāgara 25, 99.] — θ) Kampfanstrengung, = raṇodyama [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — ι) Gunstbezeigung, = anugraha diess. — Vgl. gudagraha, śiro, hanu, hṛdgraha.

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Grāha (ग्राह):—(von grah) [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 1, 143.]

1) adj. subst. f. ī ergreifend, haltend, Halter, Fänger, Nehmer, Empfänger u.s.w.: (rākṣasī) chāyāgrāhī [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 41, 38.] ṛkthagrāha der die Erbschaft in Empfang nimmt [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 51.] yoṣidgrāha der die Frau nimmt ebend. Vgl. karṇagrāha, gila, dhanur, pāṇi. pārṣṇi, vandi, vyāla, sāmya, hasta . —

2) m. ein in Flüssen, Seen und im Meere wohnendes Raubthier; Krokodil, Haifisch; auch Schlange, = avahāra [Amarakoṣa 1, 2, 3, 21.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1351.] [Medinīkoṣa Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 4.] = jalacara [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 598.] = jalakirāṭa u. s. w. [Hārāvalī 77.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 1, 143,] [Scholiast] pratisrota iva grāho droṇaputraḥ parāniyāt [Mahābhārata 7, 8918.] [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 41, 23.] grāhākīrṇa (saras) [Pañcatantra I, 420. 428.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 93, 14.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 2, 7, 15. 3, 18, 6. 8, 1, 31. 2, 26.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 103, 12.] (kālasāgare) jarāmṛtyumahāgrāhe [Mahābhārata 12, 877.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 77, 13.5, 94, 12. 16.] ajagaro grāhaḥ [Mahābhārata 3, 12390. 12357.] [Nalopākhyāna 11, 20. fgg.] kṛcchrādgrāhādvimucyate [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 6, 78.] Am Ende eines adj. comp. f. ā [Mahābhārata 4, 2017. 16, 142.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 28, 9. 114, 4.] grāhī f. ein weibliches Krokodil u.s.w. [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 82, 73. 74. 157. fgg.] —

3) m. ein Gefangener [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 8, 63.] —

4) m. nom. act. a) das Ergreifen, Packen, Festhalten [Amarakoṣa 3, 3, 8.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1523.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] pādasya [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 3, 70,] [Scholiast] vajralepasya mūrkhasya nārīṇāṃ markaṭasya ca . eko grāhastu nīcānāṃ nīlīmadyapayostathā .. [Pañcatantra I, 291.] Nach [BENFEY] in [Gött. gel. Anz. 1857, S. 1420] ist hier grahaḥ zu lesen. — b) Anfall, Krankheit (vgl. graha): tatho yajamānaṃ grāho na vindati [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 3, 5, 3, 25. 6, 1, 25.] ūrugrāha Schenkellähmung: ūrugrāhagṛhītāśca nābhyadhāvanta pāṇḍavān [Mahābhārata 6, 5680.] So ist auch zu lesen [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 11, 9, 12] st. urugrāha (wie schon u. d. W. vermuthet worden ist) und [Mahābhārata 5, 2024] st. gurugrāha . — c) das Beginnen, Unternehmen: mūḍhagrāheṇātmano yatpīḍayā kriyate tapaḥ [Bhagavadgītā 17, 19.] — d) Erwähnung, s. nāmagrāha . — Vgl. asadgrāha, svayaṃgrāha .

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Graha (ग्रह):—

1) a) [Z. 1] lies tatpāda- . —

2) a) α) der Polarstern zu den Graha gezählt: grahāṇāṃ dhruvaḥ (ādiḥ) [WEBER, Jyotiṣa 27.] acht Graha [Weber’s Indische Studien 9, 107. fg.] Bez. der Zahl neun [Weber’s Indische Studien 8, 386.] — β) [Z. 13. fgg.] ityādidūṣaṇagrahagrastatvāt durch den bösen Dämon dieser und anderer Refutationen [SARVADARŚANAS. 13, 11.] iti pratisādhanagrahagrastatvāt [133, 15.] vijñānamātragrahāviṣṭa [22, 10.] — δ) [Rāmāyaṇa 7, 40, 30.] — b) β) vgl. noch [Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa Comm. 2, 414. fgg.] — c) α) pratyagrakṣaradasramiśrapiśitagrāsagrahaṃ gṛhṇataḥ [Spr. 3662.] muṣṭi ein Griff mit [Kathāsaritsāgara 90, 45.] grahaṃ gam in Gefangenschaft gerathen [Spr. 3987.] — γ) netrantara das Annehmen [Sāhityadarpana 422.] — ζ) [SARVADARŚANAS. 111, 6. fgg.] — η) urspr. das Sichklammern an Etwas; füge noch das Erpichtsein hinzu. [Halāyudha 5, 55.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 49, 16] (baddhagraha) . [71, 79. 83, 4. 84, 40. 90, 138. 92, 58. 94, 3.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 8, 226.] gāḍho gṛheṣu grahaḥ [Spr. 1973. 2008.] — ι) Gegens. nigraha [Spr. 837.] — grahāya = gṛhītvā s. oben u. grabh .

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Graha (ग्रह):—

2) c) ε) ebend. [7,58,a.b.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Graha (ग्रह):——

1) Adj. am Ende eines Comp. — a) ergreifend , anfassend , haltend. — b) gewinnend , erlangend , erhaltend. — c) wahrnehmend , erkennend [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4,7,31.] —

2) m. — a) = yo gṛhṇāti — α) Bez. Rāhu’s , der Sonne und Mond in den Eklipsen ergreift. — β) Planet , der den Menschen magisch ergreift. Man zählt deren fünf (Mars , Mercur , Jupiter , Venus und Saturn) , sieben (die vorigen nebst Rāhu und Ketu) oder neun (die vorigen nebst Sonne und Mond). Bisweilen wird auch der Polarstern dazu gerechnet. — γ) Bez. der Zahl neun. — δ) Krankheitsdämon (deren werden bisweilen auch neun angenommen) , böser Dämon überh. — ε) Krokodil [92,3.] Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. — ζ) Schöpfgefäss. — η) Bez. der acht Organe: Hauch (Nase) , Stimme , Zunge , Auge , Ohr , Manas , Hände und Haut [Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 14,6,2,1.fgg.] [Nṛsiṃhatāpanīyopaniṣad 4,3(S.87,Z.1).] — θ) Haus. — b) yadgṛhyate. — α) Beute. — β) haustus , das was mit dem in eine Flüssigkeit getauchten Becher geschöpft wird , ein Bechervoll. — γ) die Griffstelle — , die Mitte des Bogens. — δ) der Anfangston eines Musikstücks [Saṃgitasārasaṃgraha 34.] — c) Nom. act. (adj. Comp. f. ā) — α) das Ergreifen , Packen. grahaṃ grah packen [Indische sprüche 807.] — β) Zurückhaltung , Verhaltung. — γ) das Einfangen. grahaṃ gam in Gefangenschaft gerathen. — δ) das Ergreifen , sich Jmds Bemächtigen (in dämonischem Sinn). — ε) das Ergreifen der Sonne oder des Mondes von Seiten Rāhu’s , Verfinsterung. — ζ) Raub , Diebstahl. — η) Ansatz , Anstrengung. grahaṃ kar mit Infin. [Hitopadeśa 32,5.] — θ) das Sichklammern an , Bestehen — , Erpichtsein — , Versessensein auf (Loc. oder im Comp. vorangehend) [161,17.] [Naiṣadhacarita 9,12.] zu [Indische sprüche 5719.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 7,14,11.] — ι) Entgegennahme , Empfang. — κ) das Schöpfen (einer Flüssigkeit). — λ) das Greifen zu , Erwählung , Wahl [Mahābhārata 12,83,12.] [Sāhityadarpaṇa 422.] — μ) freundliche Aufnahme , Gunstbezeigung. — ν) Erwähnung , Nennung. — ξ) Auffassung , Wahrnehmung , Erkenntniss.grahāya s. bes.

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Grāha (ग्राह):——

1) Adj. (f. ī) am Ende eines Comp. ergreifend , haltend , fangen , nehmend , empfangend.

2) m. — a) Raubthier ; Krokodil , Haifisch , Schlange. — b) *Gefangener. — c) *Griff (am Schwert u.s.w.) [Galano's Wörterbuch] — d) Nom. act. — α) das Ergreifen , Packen , Festhalten. — β) Anfall , Krankheit. — γ) Nennung , Erwähnung. — δ) Fiction , Grille , Laune [Bhagavadgitā 17,19.] —

3) grāhī ein weibliches Krokodil u.s.w.

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Graha (ग्रह) [Also spelled grah]:—(nm) a planet; ~[ha-grasta] planet-stricken; ~[ha-śāṃti] countering of evil planetary effects; ~[hīya] planetary.

2) Grāha (ग्राह) [Also spelled grah]:—(nm) a crocodile.

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