Grihadasi, aka: Gṛhadāsī, Griha-dasi; 2 Definition(s)

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Grihadasi 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.

The Sanskrit term Gṛhadāsī can be transliterated into English as Grhadasi or Grihadasi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Grihadasi in Marathi glossaries]

gṛhadāsī (गृहदासी).—f (S) A domestic female slave or servant.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
context information

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

[Grihadasi in Sanskrit glossaries]

Gṛhadāsī (गृहदासी).—a female domestic slave; एकदा गृहदासीषु यशोदा नन्दगेहिनी । कर्मान्तर- नियुक्तासु निर्ममन्थ स्वयं दधि (ekadā gṛhadāsīṣu yaśodā nandagehinī | karmāntara- niyuktāsu nirmamantha svayaṃ dadhi) || Bhāg.1.9.1.

Gṛhadāsī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gṛha and dāsī (दासी).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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