Grahin, Grahi, Grāhī, Grāhi, Grāhin: 21 definitions


Grahin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Grāhin (ग्राहिन्) refers to “constipating”, as mentioned in verse 5.29-30 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Of sour digestion and taste, constipating [viz., grāhin], heavy, (and) warming (are) curds [viz., dadhi]; (they are) destructive of wind (and) generative of fat, sperm, strength, phlegm, hemorrhage, (gastric) fire, and cutaneous swellings. (As they are) appetizing, (they are) commended in anorexia, cold irregular fever, catarrh, and strangury; skimmed, however, in dysentery”.

Note: Grāhin (“constipating”) has been turned rtug skam (dry in their action upon the excrements”). The term grāhin is ambiguous, signifying (“astringent”) as well (in which sense it is understood by Hilgenberg & Kirfel).—skyems in NP1 is suspect and probably corrupt for skems; cf. 3.8 & 5.38.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Grāhī (ग्राही):—Substances which increase apetite, digestive power & absorb liquid from stool; e. g. piper longum

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Grāhin (ग्राहिन्) refers to “one who catches (snakes)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in disguise of a Brahmin) said to the Lord of Mountains: “I have come to know that you desire to give your daughter to Śiva, [...] To Śiva—who has no support, who is devoid of associations, who is deformed, who is without attributes, who resides in the cremation-ground, who has the form of a snake-catcher (vyāla-grāhin), who is a Yogin, who is naked, who has deficient limbs, who wears snakes as his ornaments, [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Grāhin (ग्राहिन्) refers to the “cognition (of Brahma)”, according to the Viṣṇudharma verse 96.28cd-29ab.—Accordingly, while teaching the attainment of non-duality the practice of Yoga: “When the [mind] has ceased because of the power of Yoga, cognition of Brahma (brahma-grāhin) arises [for the Yogin]. The supreme Brahma should be cognized by the mind of a Yogin, O king”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Grahin (ग्रहिन्) refers to “one who grasps”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Ratnapāṇi said: ‘Son of good family, what are those sixteen dharmas included in?’ Gaganagañja said: ‘Son of good family, the sixteen dharmas are included in thirty-two dharmas. What are those thirty-two? [...] (13) application is included in liberating and not turning back; (14) going to the limit of application is included in the words of others and thorough mental effort; (15) learning is included in spiritual friends and adequately grasping (pradakṣiṇa-grahin); (16) cultivating what has been learned is included in intensive and heroic reflection. Son of good family, the sixteen dharmas are included in these thirty-two dharmas. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Grāhī (ग्राही).—a That receives. One that can duly appreciate. Purchaser.

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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

Grāhi (ग्राहि).—

1) A female evil spirit; ग्राहिर्जग्राह यदि वैतदेनम् (grāhirjagrāha yadi vaitadenam) Ṛgveda 1.161.1.

2) A swoon.

Derivable forms: grāhiḥ (ग्राहिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grāhin (ग्राहिन्).—a. [grah ṇini]

1) Seizing, taking, holding.

2) Picking, gathering.

3) Containing.

4) Drawing, attracting, alluring.

5) Obtaining, gaining.

6) Searching through, scrutinizing.

7) Choosing, selecting.

8) Perceiving, observing.

9) Accepting.

1) Astringent.

11) Obstructing.

12) Purchasing; मूल्येन रत्नग्रही च (mūlyena ratnagrahī ca) Ks. 57.2. -m. The wood-apple tree.

-ṇī Adverse fate (pratikūlā).

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

Grāhin (ग्राहिन्).—mfn. (-hī-hiṇī-hi) 1. Taking, seizing, accepting, who or what takes. 2. Astringent, binding, constipating. m. (-hī) 1. A sedative, a narcotic. 2. The elephant or wood apple: see kapittha. f. (-ṇī) A small kind of Jawasa, perhaps a species of Hedysarum. E. grah to take, ṇini aff.

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

Grāhin (ग्राहिन्).—i. e. grah + in, adj., f. iṇī, 1. Seizing, robbing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 8, 6. 2. Gaining, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 72, 1. 3. Catching, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 25, 49. 4. Gathering, Sāh. D. 11, 12. 5. Choosing, Mārk. P. 27, 28. 6. Spying, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 24, 7. 7. Holding, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 67. 8. Containing, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 189, 11. 9. Charming, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 44, 8. 10. Obstructing, [Suśruta] 1, 178, 10.

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

Grahi (ग्रहि).—v. phalagrahi & phalegrahi.

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Grāhi (ग्राहि).—[feminine] a female spirit of evil; swoon, fainting fit.

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

Grāhin (ग्राहिन्).—[adjective] grasping, seizing, holding (—°), catching, gathering, enclosing, containing, gaining, buying, choosing, keeping; attracting, alluring; searching, perceiving.

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

1) Grahi (ग्रहि):—[from grah] m. anything that holds or supports, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha ii, 29] (cf. phala-, le-.)

2) Grāhī (ग्राही):—[from grāha > grah] f. a female marine animal or crocodile, [Rāmāyaṇa vi, 82, 73 ff.]

3) Grāhi (ग्राहि):—[from grah] 1. grāhi f. a female spirit seizing men (and causing death and diseases, swoon, fainting fit), [Ṛg-veda x, 161, 1; Atharva-veda] (Sleep is described as her son, xvi, 5, 1), [.]

4) [v.s. ...] 2. grāhi in [compound] for hin.

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

1) Grāhin (ग्राहिन्):—[from grah] mfn. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 134]) ifc. seizing, taking, holding, laying hold of [Rāmāyaṇa; Śakuntalā ii, 6/7] ([varia lectio]), [Bhartṛhari; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] catching, engaged in catching, [xxv, 49]

3) [v.s. ...] picking, gathering, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa ii, 5/6]

4) [v.s. ...] containing, holding, [Daśakumāra-carita vii, 207]

5) [v.s. ...] gaining, obtaining, acquiring, [Rāmāyaṇa iii, 72, 1]

6) [v.s. ...] keeping, [Cāṇakya] ([Subhāṣitāvali])

7) [v.s. ...] purchasing, [Kathāsaritsāgara lvii, 20]

8) [v.s. ...] drawing, attracting, fascinating, alluring, [Mahābhārata xiii, 1403; Rāmāyaṇa i, v]

9) [v.s. ...] choosing, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa xxvii, 28]

10) [v.s. ...] searching, scrutinizing, [Śakuntalā ii, 6/7]

11) [v.s. ...] ‘perceiving, acknowledging’ See guṇa-

12) [v.s. ...] astringent, obstructing, constipating, [Caraka vi, 8; Suśruta]

13) [v.s. ...] m. = hi-phala, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Grāhin (ग्राहिन्):—[(hī-hiṇī-hi) a.] Taking; binding; opposing. m. A narcotic; a wood-apple. f. Species of Hedysarum.

[Sanskrit to German]

Grahin 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Grāhī (ग्राही):——a suffix denoting one who catches/takes/seizes.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Grāhi (ಗ್ರಾಹಿ):—

1) [adjective] holding; catching, seizing.

2) [adjective] receiving; taking.

3) [adjective] understanding or capable of understanding.

4) [adjective] including within or enveloping.

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Grāhi (ಗ್ರಾಹಿ):—[[]] []

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Grāhi (ಗ್ರಾಹಿ):—

1) [noun] a female demon.

2) [noun] the state of being temporarily deprived of consciousness; unconsciousness.

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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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