Granthika, Granthīka: 12 definitions

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Granthika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):—Another name for Pippalī (Piper longum), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Granthika (ग्रन्थिक) refers to Pippalimūla (Piper officinarum) and is the name of a medicinal plant dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., Granthika) during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

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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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Granthika (ग्रन्थिक).—Name assumed by Nakula during his life incognito at the Virāṭa palace. (Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 3, Verse 4).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Granthika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

grānthika (ग्रांथिक).—a S Relating to books; found in books; written. 2 Strung, filed, composed.

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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

[«previous next»] — Granthika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Granthika (ग्रन्थिक).—1 An astrologer, a fortuneteller; ग्रन्थिकस्तु करीरे स्याद्दैवज्ञे गुग्गुलुद्रुमे (granthikastu karīre syāddaivajñe gugguludrume)' इति विश्वलोचनः (iti viśvalocanaḥ); Mb.14.7.7.

2) The name assumed by Nakula when at the palace of Virāṭa.

3) A kind of disease of the outer ear.

4) A Bamboo-shoot; L. D. B.

-kam 1 The plant Piper longum (Mar. gāṃṭhī piṃpaḷamūḷa).

2) The gum-resin (guggulu).

Derivable forms: granthikaḥ (ग्रन्थिकः).

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Granthīka (ग्रन्थीक).—The root of long pepper.

Derivable forms: granthīkam (ग्रन्थीकम्).

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

Granthika (ग्रन्थिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. An astrologer, a fortune teller. 2. The youngest of the Pandus. 3. A thorny plant: see karīra. n.

(-kaṃ) 1. The root of long pepper. 2. A kind of resin, Bdellium. 3. A perfume: see granthiparṇa. E. kan added to the preceding, or grantha a book, &c. and ṭhan aff.

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Granthīka (ग्रन्थीक).—n.

(-kaṃ) The root of long pepper: see granthika. pippalīmūle .

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

Granthika (ग्रन्थिक).—i. e. grantha + ika, I. m. 1. An astrologer, Mahābhārata 14, 2039. 2. A name of Nakula, the fourth son of Pāṇḍu, Mahābhārata 4, 63. 3. A disease of the ear, [Suśruta] 1, 59, 4. Ii. n. The root of long pepper, [Suśruta] 2, 208, 21.

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

Granthika (ग्रन्थिक).—[masculine] relater, fortune-teller, astrologer.

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

1) Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):—[from granth] m. a relater, narrator (?, ‘one who understands the joints or divisions of time, of the year, etc.’ [fr. granthi cf. kāla-granthi], an astrologer, fortune-teller, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Mahābhārata xiv, 2039; Patañjali on Pāṇini 1-4, 29 and iii, 1, 26], [vArttika] 15

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of disease of the outer ear, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of plant or substance, [Caraka vi, 18]

4) [v.s. ...] a Name assumed by Nakula (when master of the horse to king Virāṭa), [Mahābhārata iv, 63 and 319]

5) [v.s. ...] = saha-deva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] mn. Capparis aphylla, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] a kind of resin, bdellium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] n. = nthīka, pepper, [Suśruta iv, 37, 35; vi, 42, 23]

9) [v.s. ...] = nthiparṇaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] a kind of disease of women, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

11) Granthīka (ग्रन्थीक):—[from granth] n. the root of long pepper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. An astrologer; youngest of the Pāndus; a thorny plant. n. Root of long-pepper; kind of resin or perfume.

2) Granthīka (ग्रन्थीक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Root of long-pepper.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):—(von 1. granthi)

1) m. Astrolog (der die Knoten der Zeit, die Jahreseinschnitte kennt; vgl. kālagranthi Jahr) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 20.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 34.] [Medinīkoṣa k. 80.] tatra mallā naṭāścaiva granthikāḥ saukhyaśāyikāḥ .. sūtamāgadhasaṃghāścāpyastuvaṃstam [Mahābhārata 14, 2039.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium, unter welchem Nakula, der 4te Sohn des Pāṇḍu, als Stallmeister beim König Virāṭa in Dienst tritt, [Mahābhārata 4, 63. 319.] = pārtha [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] = mādreya [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] = sahadeva (sic!) [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 138.] [Medinīkoṣa] —

3) m. eine best. Krankheit des äusseren Ohres [Suśruta 1, 59, 4. 60, 2.] —

4) n. Capparis aphylla Roxb., m. [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] n. [Medinīkoṣa] —

5) n. die Wurzel vom langen Pfeffer [Amarakoṣa 2, 9, 111.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 421.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Ratnamālā 99.] [Suśruta 2, 208, 21. 452, 20.] —

6) n. eine best. Pflanze, = granthiparṇa [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] —

7) Bdellion (s. guggulu), m. [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] n. [Medinīkoṣa] — Vgl. mahāgranthika .

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Granthīka (ग्रन्थीक):—n. = granthika die Wurzel vom langen Pfeffer [Dvirūpakoṣa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):—

2) vgl. dāmagranthi .

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Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):—wohl Erzähler, Rhapsode [Patañjali] [?a. a. O.1,283,a.3,28,a.]

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

Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):——

1) m. — a) Erzähler , Rhapsode. — b) Astrolog. — c) eine best. Krankheit des äusseren Ohres. — d) eine best. Pflanze oder Stoff [Carakasaṃhitā 6,18.] — e) ein angenommener Name — α) Nakula's. — β) *Sahadeva’s (?). —

2) *m. n. — a) Capparis aphylla. — b) Bdellion.

3) n. — a) die Wurzel vom langen Pfeffer. — b) * = granthiparṇa. — c) *eine best. Frauenkrankheit [Galano's Wörterbuch]

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Granthīka (ग्रन्थीक):—n. die Wurzel vom langen Pfeffer.

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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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