Grahya, Grāhya: 8 definitions


Grahya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Grāhya (ग्राह्य).—The eclipsed body. Note: Grāhya 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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Grāhya.—(IE 8-8), ‘to be apprehended or recruited’. Cf. a-kiñcid-grāhya; ‘to be levied’. Note: grāhya 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

grāhya (ग्राह्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, or occurring) to be received or taken, to be seized or caught.

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

grāhya (ग्राह्य).—a (Fit, possible) To be taken.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grāhya (ग्राह्य).—a. [grah ṇyat]

1) To be taken or seized &c., see ग्रह् (grah).

2) To be understood; इन्द्रियग्राह्यः (indriyagrāhyaḥ) Ms.1.7.

3) Acceptable; सा सेवा या प्रभुहिता ग्राह्या वाक्यविशेषतः (sā sevā yā prabhuhitā grāhyā vākyaviśeṣataḥ) Pt.1.46.

3) To be received in a hospitable manner.

5) To be admitted in evidence; स्वभावेनैव यद्ब्रूयुस्तद् ग्राह्यं व्यावहारिकम् (svabhāvenaiva yadbrūyustad grāhyaṃ vyāvahārikam) Ms.8.78.

-hyam 1 A present.

2) The object of sensual perception.

-hyaḥ An eclipsed globe (sun or moon).

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

Grāhya (ग्राह्य).—mfn.

(-hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) 1. To be seized, to be taken, to be accepted. 2. To be accepted as a rule or a law, to be acknowledged or assented to. 3. To be attended to or obeyed. 4. To be admitted in evidence, &c. 5. To be apprehended or arrested. E. grah to take, ṇyat aff.

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

Grāhya (ग्राह्य).—[adjective] to be seized, taken, held, gathered, gained, received, perceived, understood, learned, recognized, considered.

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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. 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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