Jaghanardha, Jaghanārdha, Jaghana-ardha: 2 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jaghanārdha (जघनार्ध).—

1) the hinder part.

2) rear-guard.

Derivable forms: jaghanārdhaḥ (जघनार्धः).

Jaghanārdha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jaghana and ardha (अर्ध).

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

1) Jaghanārdha (जघनार्ध):—[from jaghana] m. the hinder part, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii, vi; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa iii, 47; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa i, iii, viii, x]

2) [v.s. ...] rear-guard, [Mahābhārata v, 5162.]

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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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