Grihita, Gṛhīta: 14 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Gṛhīta can be transliterated into English as Grhita or Grihita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Grahit.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Gṛhīta (गृहीत).—Included; cf. भ्राजादिसूत्र एव गृहीतत्वात् (bhrājādisūtra eva gṛhītatvāt) Kas. on P. III. 2.178.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gṛhīta (गृहीत) means “to grasp” or “to seize”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, after Tāraka requested boons from Brahmā: “[...] That great demon [i.e., Tāraka] was crowned the king of the three worlds with the permission of Śukra, the preceptor of the demons. [...] Wherever a fine article was espied by the demon, he seized it [i.e., gṛhīta] immediately. The three worlds became void of all valuable things. O sage, the oceans the offered him their gems on account of fear. The entire earth became exuberant in productivity without being tilled and yielded what his subjects desired. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Jaina Yoga

1a) Gṛhīta (गृहीत) refers to an aspect of mithyātva (false belief) as defined by Āśādhara in his 13th century Sāgāra-dharmāmṛta. Accordingly, gṛhīta refers to an attitude acquired, for example, by birth in a family which professes a false creed.

1b) Gṛhīta (गृहीत) is also defined by Amitagati in his 11th century Śrāvakācāra. Accordingly, gṛhīta refers to the attitude of acquired habit like the leather-worker’s dog which gnaws hides.

Mithyātva refers to the direct opposite of samyaktva, and is defined by Hemacandra in his 12th century Yogaśāstra verse 2.17 as belief in false divinities, false gurus, and false scriptures.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gṛhīta (गृहीत).—p (S) Taken, seized, caught, apprehended gen.

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

gṛhita (गृहित).—p Taken, caught, apprehended.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gṛhīta (गृहीत).—See under ग्रह् (grah).

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Gṛhīta (गृहीत).—p. p. [grah karmaṇi-kta]

1) Taken, seized, caught, held, grasped, laid hold of; केशेषु गृहितः (keśeṣu gṛhitaḥ).

2) Obtained, acquired, gained.

3) Received, accepted.

4) Robbed.

5) Collected.

6) Agreed, promised.

7) Perceived, known, understood, learnt.

8) Worn (see grah).

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

Gṛhīta (गृहीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Taken, attached, seized, caught. 2. Obtained. 3. Known, understood. 4. Promised, agreed. 5. Learnt, acquired. E. grah to take, affix kta, ra changed to .

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

Gṛhīta (गृहीत).—[adjective] grasped, taken, conceived, etc.; often °— having taken or conceived; taken by, provided with.

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

1) Gṛhīta (गृहीत):—[from gṛbh] mfn. (√grah, but See gṛbhāya) grasped, taken, seized, caught, held, laid hold of [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] received, accepted

3) [v.s. ...] received hospitably (as a guest), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 5, 19]

4) [v.s. ...] obtained, gained

5) [v.s. ...] ‘taken on one’s self’ See -mauna

6) [v.s. ...] mentioned, [Pañcatantra]

7) [v.s. ...] perceived, understood, [Śakuntalā] ([varia lectio]), [Mudrārākṣasa]

8) [v.s. ...] received completely into one’s mind (opposed to adhīta, ‘studied’, but not successfully), [Pāṇini 2-3, 6; Kāśikā-vṛtti; Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 2, 12.]

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

Gṛhīta (गृहीत):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Taken.

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

Gṛhīta (गृहीत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gahia, Gihīa, Ṇiruvāria, Piṃgia, Vaḍia.

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Grihita in German

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gṛhīta (गृहीत) [Also spelled grahit]:—(nm) postulate; (a) assumed; accepted.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gṛhīta (ಗೃಹೀತ):—

1) [adjective] taken hold of; grasped; seized; caught; received; obtained.

2) [adjective] comprehended; understood; perceived.

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Gṛhīta (ಗೃಹೀತ):—

1) [noun] that which can be or fit to be received, accepted.

2) [noun] a mental conception or image; a notion; a thought; an opinion.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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