Granth: 5 definitions



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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Granth (ग्रन्थ्).—1 Ā. (also 9, 1 P. L. D. B.) (grathate, granthate)

1) To be crooked.

2) To be wicked.

3) To bend.

See also (synonyms): grath.

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Granth (ग्रन्थ्).—1, 9 P., 1 U., 1 Ā. (granthati, grathnāti, granthayatite, also grathati, grathate)

1) To fasten, tie or string together; ग्रन्थित्वेव स्थितं रुचः (granthitveva sthitaṃ rucaḥ) Bk.7.15; स्रजो ग्रथयते (srajo grathayate) &c.

2) To arrange, class together, connect in a regular series.

3) To wind round.

4) To write, compose; ग्रथ्नामि काव्य- शशिनं विततार्थरश्मिम् (grathnāmi kāvya- śaśinaṃ vitatārtharaśmim) K. P.1.

5) To form, make, produce; ग्रथ्नन्ति बाष्पबिन्दुनिकरं पक्ष्मपङ्क्तयः (grathnanti bāṣpabindunikaraṃ pakṣmapaṅktayaḥ) K.6; Bk.17.69.

6) To set or strew with.

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

Granth (ग्रन्थ्).—[grantha] r. 1st, 9th and 10th cls. (granthati, grathnāti granthayati) To string, to tie to- gether, to connect or arrange in a regular series. With ud prefixed, To untie, to loosen.

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

1) Granth (ग्रन्थ्):—1. granth or grath [class] 9. [Parasmaipada] grathnāti ([future] p. granthiṣyat, [Kāṭhaka xxv, 8]; perf. 3. [plural] jagranthur or grethur, [Pāṇini 1-2, 6; Siddhānta-kaumudī]; [indeclinable participle] granthitvā or grath, [23; Kāśikā-vṛtti]),

—to fasten, tie or string together, arrange, connect in a regular series, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā vi f.; Kāṭhaka xxv, 8; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

—to string words together, compose (a literary work), [Prabodha-candrodaya vi, 5] : [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] grathati, te, [Dhātupāṭha] ([varia lectio]);—[Parasmaipada] granthati, [xxxiv, 31];

— [Ātmanepada] granthate ([Aorist] agranthiṣṭa), to be strung together or composed (a literary work), [Bhāradv. on Pāṇini 3-1, 89] :—[Causal] [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] granthayati, te, to string together, [Mahābhārata iv, 262];—

2) cf. κλώθω; [Latin] glut-en ?

3) 2. granth or grath [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] grathate or granth, to be crooked ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Dhātupāṭha ii, 35.]

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

Granth (ग्रन्थ्):—(ga, ki) granthati, gathnāti granthayati 1. 9. 10. a. To string together; with ut to unstring.

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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

Granth in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a book; voluminous book; ~[kara] a writer, author (of a book); ~[mala] a series of books; —[racana] writing of a book; ~[vijnana] (the science of) bibliography; ~[vijnani] a bibliographer; —[vimocana] formal releasing of a book; ~[suci] bibliography; a list of books; •[kara] a bibliographer..—granth (ग्रंथ) is alternatively transliterated as Graṃtha.

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