Griddha, Gṛddha: 5 definitions


Griddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Gṛddha can be transliterated into English as Grddha or Griddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gṛddha (गृद्ध).—a. Desirous, Longing for; lustful (āsakta); गृद्धां वाससि संभ्रान्तां मेनकां मुनिसत्तमः (gṛddhāṃ vāsasi saṃbhrāntāṃ menakāṃ munisattamaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.72.6.

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

Gṛddha (गृद्ध).—(AMg. giddha; semi-MIndic for Sanskrit gṛdhra; in Pali aberrantly gijjha), vulture: Lalitavistara 77.15 (prose), text gṛdha, probably intending gṛddha, the reading of Weller's ms. l; 249.1 (prose, no v.l.); Mahāvastu iii.456.1 (no v.l.); also in the mountain name Gṛddha-kūṭa (by the side of Gṛdhra-, also recorded Mahāvastu, see Index), Mahāvastu i.193.8; ii.257.6; iii.197.12, 15; 224.1.

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

Gṛddha (गृद्ध).—[adjective] eager, desirous of, longing for ([locative]).

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

Gṛddha (गृद्ध):—[from gṛdh] mfn. desirous of, eagerly longing for ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gṛddha (गृद्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gahia, Giddha, Gehi.

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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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