Laghu: 21 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

1) Laghu (लघु) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “light”, “active”, “nimble” etc., and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhitā or the Carakasaṃhitā.

2) Laghu (लघु, “light”).—One of the twenty Gurvādiguṇa, or, ‘ten opposing pairs of qualities of drugs’.—Laghu is the characteristic of a drug referring to its ‘lightness’, while its opposing quality, Guru, refers to its ‘heaviness’. It is a Sanskrit technical term from Āyurveda (Indian medicine).

The quality of Laghu, present in drugs and herbs, increases the Vāta (bodily humour in control of motion and the nervous system), while it aggrevates the Kapha (bodily fluids, or ‘phlegm’). It exhibits a predominant presence of the elements Ether (ākāśa), Air (vāyu) and Fire (agni).

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Laghu (लघु) refers to “light” (e.g., water), as mentioned in verse 5.1-2 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] vitalizing, refreshing, pleasing one’s stomach, satisfying, stimulating one’s intellect, thin, of indistinct taste, savoury, cold, light [viz., laghu], (and) nectar-like (is) Ganges water fallen from the sky; (as it is), however, touched by sun, moon, and wind (in falling), it is largely dependent upon place and time so far as its wholesomeness and unwholesomeness are concerned”.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Laghu (लघु) refers to “light” and represents a particular dietetic effect according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Accordingly, the dietetic effect laghu is associated with the following conditions: Food utensils made of Ketakīpatra (screw pine leaf).

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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)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Laghu (लघु).—One of the five sons of Yadu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 69. 2; Matsya-purāṇa 43. 7; Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 2.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Laghu (लघु).—A term used in the sense of light or short as contrasted with गुरु (guru) meaning heavy or long, which is applied to vowels like अ, इ (a, i) etc. cf. ह्रस्वं लघु (hrasvaṃ laghu) P.I. 4. 10;

2) Laghu.—Brevity; brief expression; cf. लघ्वर्थे हि संज्ञाकरणम् (laghvarthe hi saṃjñākaraṇam) M.Bh. on P.I.2,27 Vārt. 6 also संज्ञा हि नाम यतो न लघीयः (saṃjñā hi nāma yato na laghīyaḥ);

3) Laghu.—Small, as qualifying an effort in writing or explaining something as also in utterance; cf. व्योर्लघुप्रयत्नतरः शाकटायनस्य (vyorlaghuprayatnataraḥ śākaṭāyanasya) P.VIII.3.18.

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Laghu (लघु) or La refers to the hrasva (short) letter in a verse.—The whole chanda literature has several technical terms, by which it is controlled. Single letters are used to denote a specific instance. The letter ga stands for guru letter while the letter la stands for laghu letter. In a verse the letter which is guru is also known as dīrgha (long) and which is laghu is also known as hrasva (short). The dīrgha letter consists of two mātrās while the hrasva letter consists of one mātrā.

Laghu can be identified as menu, kāhāla (daṇḍa) or śara, and the guru symbols can be identified as the shape of tāṭaṅka, hāra or keyūra.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Laghu (लघु) or Laghusaṃyoga or Laghusañcaya refers to one of the three yogas or saṃyogas: rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “the laghu-sañcaya is light syllables and quick tempo e.g. ghāṭa maṭa maṭa ghaṭa matthi ghaṭu ghaṭu ghaṭu”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Syllables in a pada are also classified as metrically short (laghu "light") or long (guru "heavy"): a syllable is metrically short only if it contains a short vowel and is not followed by consecutive consonants in the same pada. All other syllables are long, by quality (having a long vowel or diphthong) or by position (being followed by a consonant cluster).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Laghu (लघु, “hot”) refers to one of the eight types of Sparśa (touch), representing one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. The karmas rise of which gives the touch attribute to the body are called touch (sparśa) body-making karma (e.g., laghu).

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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

laghu (लघु).—a (S) Light, not heavy. 2 Small or little. 3 Short;--as a vowel. 4 Light, trifling, of little worth or estimation.

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

laghu (लघु).—a Light. Small; short. Trifling.

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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

Laghu (लघु).—a. ([ghu] or [ghvī] f.) [लङ्घेः कुः, नलोपश्च (laṅgheḥ kuḥ, nalopaśca) Uṇ.1.29]

1) Light, not heavy; तृणदपि लघुस्तूलस्तूलादपि च याचकः (tṛṇadapi laghustūlastūlādapi ca yācakaḥ) Subhās.; रिक्तः सर्वो भवति हि लघुः पूर्णता गौरवाय (riktaḥ sarvo bhavati hi laghuḥ pūrṇatā gauravāya) Me.2 (where the word means 'contemptible' also); R.9. 62.

2) Little, small, diminutive; धर्मोऽयं गृहमेधिनां निगदितः स्मार्तैर्लघुः स्वर्गदः (dharmo'yaṃ gṛhamedhināṃ nigaditaḥ smārtairlaghuḥ svargadaḥ) Pt.1.253; Śi.9.38,78.

3) Short, brief, concise; लघुसंदेशपदा सरस्वती (laghusaṃdeśapadā sarasvatī) R.8.77.

4) Trifling, trivial, insignificant, unimportant; कायस्थ इति लघ्वी मात्रा (kāyastha iti laghvī mātrā) Mu.1.

5) Low, mean, despicable, contemptible; Śi.9.23; Pt.1.16; कथं प्रत्याख्यानलघुर्मित्रावसुः पुनरपि मन्त्रयते (kathaṃ pratyākhyānalaghurmitrāvasuḥ punarapi mantrayate) Nāg.2. 1/11.

6) Weak, feeble.

7) Wretched, frivolous.

8) Active, light, nimble, agile; लघु भवत्युत्थानयोग्यं वपुः (laghu bhavatyutthānayogyaṃ vapuḥ) Ś.2.5.

9) Swift, quick, rapid; किंचित् पश्चाद् व्रज लघुगतिः (kiṃcit paścād vraja laghugatiḥ) Me.16; R.5.45.

1) Easy, not difficult; महार्णवपरिक्षेपं लङ्कायाः परिखालघुम् (mahārṇavaparikṣepaṃ laṅkāyāḥ parikhālaghum) (mene) R.12.66.

11) Easy to be digested, light (as food)

12) Short (as a vowel in prosody).

13) Soft, low, gentle.

14) Pleasant, agreeable, desirable; दर्शनेन लघुना यथा तयोः प्रीतिमापुरुभयो- स्तपस्विनः (darśanena laghunā yathā tayoḥ prītimāpurubhayo- stapasvinaḥ) R.11.12,8.

15) Lovely, handsome, beautiful.

16) Pure, clean.

17) Sapless, pithless.

18) Young, younger; दीव्यत्युच्चैर्लघुरघुपतिः किं नु वा स्यात् किमन्यत् (dīvyatyuccairlaghuraghupatiḥ kiṃ nu vā syāt kimanyat) Mv.6.53.

19) Without attendance or retinue; अनोकशायी लघुरल्पप्रचारश्चरन् देशानेकचरः स भिक्षुः (anokaśāyī laghuralpapracāraścaran deśānekacaraḥ sa bhikṣuḥ) Mb.1.91.5. -m. Name of the Nakṣatras Hasta, Puṣya, and Aśvinī. -n.

1) A particular measure of time (= 15 Kāṣthas).

2) Agallochum, or a particular variety of it. -ind.

1) Lightly, meanly, contemptuously; लघु मन् (laghu man) 'to think lightly of, despise, slight'; प्रथमोपकृतं मरुत्वतः प्रतिपत्त्या लघु मन्यते भवान् (prathamopakṛtaṃ marutvataḥ pratipattyā laghu manyate bhavān) Ś.7.1.

2) Quickly, swiftly; लघु लघूत्थिता (laghu laghūtthitā) Ś.4 'risen early'.

-Com. -āśin, -āhāra a. eating little, moderate in diet, abstemious.

-uktiḥ f. a brief mode of expression; Kull. on Ms.5.64.

-utthāna, -samutthāna a. working actively, doing work rapidly.

-kāya a. light-bodied. (-yaḥ) a goat.

-koṣṭha a.

1) having a light stomach.

2) having little in the stomach.

-kaumudī Name of an epitome of the सिद्धान्तकौमुदी (siddhāntakaumudī) by Varada-rāja.

-krama a. having a quick step, going quickly.

-khaṭvikā a small bedstead.

-gargaḥ a kind of fish.

-godhūmaḥ a small kind of wheat.

-citta, -cetas, -manas, -hṛdaya a.

1) light-minded, low-hearted, little-minded, mean-hearted; अयं निजः परो वेति गणना लघुचेतसाम् (ayaṃ nijaḥ paro veti gaṇanā laghucetasām) Mb.

2) frivolous.

3) fickle, unsteady.

-cirbhiṭā colocynth.

-jaṅgalaḥ a kind of quail (lāvaka).

-tālaḥ (in music) a kind of measure.

-dundubhiḥ a kind of drum.

-drākṣā a small stoneless grape.

-drāvin a. melting easily.

-nāman m. agallochum.

-nālikā a musket.

-patrikā the Rochanā plant.

-parṇī, -karṇī Name of a plant (Mar. moravela).

-pāka, -pākin a. easily digested.

-pākaḥ digestibility.

-puṣpaḥ a kind of Kadamba.

-pramāṇa a. short.

-prayatna a.

1) pronounced with slight articulation (as a letter).

2) indolent, lazy.

-badaraḥ, -badarī f. a kind of jujube.

-bhavaḥ humble birth or origin.

-bhāvaḥ ease, facility.

-bhojanam a light repast.

-māṃsaḥ a kind of partridge.

-mātra a. having small property.

-mūlam the lesser root of an equation.

-mūlakam a radish.

-meruḥ (in music) a kind of measure.

-layam a kind of fragrant root (vīraṇamūla).

-rāśi a. composed of fewer terms (as the side of an equation)

-vāsas a. wearing light or pure clothes; Ms.2.7.

-vikrama a. having a quick step, quick-footed.

-vṛtti a.

1) ill-behaved, low, vile.

2) light, frivolous.

3) mismanaged, ill-done.

-vedhin a. making a clever hit.

-śekharaḥ (in music) a kind of measure.

-sattva a. weak or fickle-minded.

-samutthāna a.

1) rising quickly.

2) swift of foot; अलघुना लघुसमुत्थानेन सैन्यचक्रेणाभ्यसरम् (alaghunā laghusamutthānena sainyacakreṇābhyasaram) Dk.2.3.

-sāra a. worthless, insignificant.

-hasta a.

1) light-handed, clever, dexterous, expert; शिक्षाविशेषलघुहस्ततया निमेषात् तूणीचकार शरपूरितवक्त्ररन्ध्रान् (śikṣāviśeṣalaghuhastatayā nimeṣāt tūṇīcakāra śarapūritavaktrarandhrān) R.9.63.

2) active, agile. (-staḥ) an expert or skilful archer.

See also (synonyms): laghvī.

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

Laghu (लघु).—mfn. (-ghuḥ-ghuḥ or ghvī-ghu) 1. Light, not heavy. 2. Swift, quick. 3. Sapless, pithless. 4. Beautiful, pleasing. 5. Small, little. 6. Light, vain, frivolous. 7. Insignificant, mean, low. 8. Weak, feeble. 9. Clean, pure. 10. Short, (as a vowel.) 11. Easy. 12. Soft. 13. Young. 14. Pure. 15. Brief. n. Adv. (-ghu) Quickly, swiftly. Subst. (-ghu) 1. A black kind of Aloe-wood or Agallochum. 2. The root of the Andropogon muricatum. f.

(-ghuḥ) A plant, (Trigonella corniculata.) f. (-ghvī) 1. A slight or delicate woman. 2. A small light carriage. E. laghi to go, Unadi aff. ku, and the nasal not inserted.

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

Laghu (लघु).—i. e. laṅgh + u, I. adj., f. ghu and ghvī, comperat. laghutara and laghīyaṃs, superl. laghutama and laghiṣṭha, 1. Light, [Pañcatantra] 76, 18; easy, [Pañcatantra] 202, 4; laghīyaṃs, Very light, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 119. 2. Insignificant, [Pañcatantra] 68, 6; 172, 4 (innoxious). 3. Quick, [Pañcatantra] 55, 11. 4. Beautiful. 5. Clean, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 70. 6. Little, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 301; small, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 38; narrow, [Pañcatantra] 170, 24. 7. Young, [Pañcatantra] 253, 13; younger, [Pañcatantra] 220, 3. 8. Feeble, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 209; [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 28. 9. Mean, lev, [Cāṇakya] 68 in Berl. Monatsb. 1864, 411; living in a low position, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 71. 10. Vain, frivolous. 11. Short, as a vowel, Śrut. 3. 12. A way of flying (of birds), [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 57. Ii. acc. sing. n. ghu, adv. Quickly, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 81, 13 ([Prakrit]). Iii. f. ghvī. 1. A delicate woman. 2. A light carriage.

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

Laghu (लघु).—([feminine] laghvī & laghu) swift, quick, light, easy, soft, gentle (sound), pleasant; insignificant, small, low, mean; short (prosod.), young or younger.

— [neuter] [adverb], [with] man slight, despise ([with] kṛ mock, scoff*).

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

1) Laghu (लघु):—mf(, or u)n. (a later form of raghu, q.v.) light, quick, swift, active, prompt, nimble, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (also said of a [particular] mode of flying peculiar to birds, [Pañcatantra]; applied to the Nakṣatras Hasta, Aśvinī, and Puṣya, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā])

2) light, easy, not heavy or difficult, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

3) light in the stomach, easily digested, [Suśruta]

4) easy in mind, light-hearted, [Harivaṃśa; Kālidāsa]

5) causing easiness or relief, [Sāṃkhyakārikā]

6) well, in good health, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) unimpeded, without attendance or a retinue, [Mahābhārata iii, 8449]

8) short (in time, as a suppression of the breath), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

9) (in prosody) short or light (as a vowel or syllable, opp. to guru)

10) (in gram.) easily pronounced or articulated (said of the pronunciation of va, as opp. to madhyama and guru)

11) small, minute, slight, little, insignificant, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

12) weak, feeble, wretched, humble, mean, low (said of persons), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

13) young, younger (See -bhrātṛ)

14) clean, pure (See -vāsas)

15) soft, gentle (as sound), [Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

16) pleasing, agreeable, handsome, beautiful, [Mahābhārata; Kālidāsa]

17) m. bdellium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) (u) f. Trigonella Corniculata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

19) n. a [particular] measure of time (= 15 Kāṣṭhās= 1/15 Nāḍikā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

20) a [particular] species of Agallochum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

21) the root of Andropogon Muricatus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

22) ind. lightly, quickly, easily etc., [Śakuntalā] (laghu-√man, to think lightly of [Śakuntalā])

23) cf. [Greek] ἐ-λαχύς; [Latin] lĕvis for lēvis, lenhuis; [Lithuanian] lengvŭs, lĕngvas; [Anglo-Saxon] lungre, ‘quickly’; [English] lungs, ‘lights.’

24) Laghū (लघू):—[from laghu] in [compound] for laghu.

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

Laghu (लघु):—[(ghuḥ-ghuḥ-ghvī-ghu) a.] Light; swift; sapless; pleasing; small. m. Aloe wood; measure of time. f. (ghvī) Delicate woman; a light carriage.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Laghu (लघु):—(aus älterem raghu) [Uṇādisūtra 1, 30.]

1) adj. (f. laghvī und laghu), compar. laghīyaṃs (selten laghutara), superl. laghiṣṭha [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 7, 53.] a) rasch, schnell, behende: nara [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 193.] pakṣin [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 96, 45 (105, 44 Gorresio).] lahari [Spr. 814.] gati [Meghadūta 16.] laghūtthāna [KĀM. NĪTIS. 11, 63.] laghusamutthāna [4, 70.] śaraṃ ca hastādādāya tato laghuparākramaḥ [Rāmāyaṇa ed. Gorresio 1, 77, 38.] parikrama [KĀM. NĪTIS. 12, 25.] laghugurudrutaplutalakṣaṇāni (von Tacten) [Oxforder Handschriften 87,a,14.] Bez. eines best. Fluges der Vögel [Pañcatantra II, 57.] Bez. der Nakṣatra Hasta, Aśvinī und Puṣya (vgl. kṣipra in den Nachträgen) [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 98, 9.] [WEBER, Nakṣ. 2, 385,] [Nalopākhyāna 4.] laghu adv. = śīghram, drutam [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 60.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 73.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1470.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 55.] [Medinīkoṣa gh. 5.] [Halāyudha 4, 12.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 46, 21 (44, 21] [Gorresio). 58, 23. 7, 95, 5.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 27, 156. 29, 136. 37, 224. 121, 110. 122, 24. 124, 10.] [MĀRK.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 109, 57. 134, 55.] laghūtthita [KĀM. NĪTIS. 18, 66.] laghudrāvin schnell (leicht) in Fluss gerathend (Quecksilber) [SARVADARŚANAS. 99, 18.] — b) leicht d. i. nicht schwer [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] gu.urbhā.o la.hurbhava [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 9, 3, 24.] pa.ṇāllaghīyasī bhava [10, 1, 29.] [Mahābhārata 3, 2615. 10943. 12, 6856.] [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 2, 31, 25. 4, 9, 95.] [Suśruta 1, 20, 16. 116, 16.] [Raghuvaṃśa 9, 62.] [Meghadūta 20] (zugleich gering geachtet). [VṚDDHA-Cāṇakya 15,19.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 81,5. 6.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī.3,128.] [Oxforder Handschriften 231,a,44.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa.2,10,23.8,12,23.] [Pañcatantra 76,17. fg. 253,13.] koṣṭha adj. einen leichten Unterleib —, nicht viel im Magen habend [KĀM. NĪTIS. 7, 36.] leicht zu verdauen, nicht schwer im Magen liegend [Suśruta 1, 149, 16. 18.] udaka [172, 4.] leicht so v. a. sich leicht fühlend, keine Last empfindend [Harivaṃśa 10644. fg.] vapus [Śākuntala 38.] mārgapariśramādalaghuśarīrā [Mālavikāgnimitra 65, 15.] laghvantarātmanā [Kathāsaritsāgara 67, 108.] leicht so v. a. ohne Gefolge: laghurbhava mahārāja laghuḥ svairaṃ gamiṣyasi [Mahābhārata 3, 8449.] leicht zu vollbringen [5, 739.] dharma [Spr. 580.] leicht von Statten gehend: saṃhāravikṣepalaghukriyeṇa hastena [Raghuvaṃśa 5, 45.] so v. a. leicht articulirt (neben madhyama und guru von der Aussprache des va) [Weber’s Indische Studien 10, 438.] leicht so v. a. leicht machend: sattva [SĀṂKHYAK. 13.] — c) prosodisch kurz [Prātiśākhya zum Ṛgveda 2, 14. 17, 22. 18, 20. 33.] [Prātiśākha zum Atharvaveda 1, 51.] [Prātiśākhya zur Taittirīyasaṃhitā 2, 10.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 4, 10. 7, 3, 86.] [Śāntanācārya’s Phiṭsūtrāṇi 2, 19. 21. 3, 14.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 8, 84. 89. 211. 426. 453. 467.] [Śrutabodha 9. fgg. 22.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 104, 58] (zugleich unansehnlich). [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 39, 15.] a [Śrutabodha 44.] laghīyaṃs [Prātiśākhya zum Ṛgveda 18, 20.] kurz der Zeit nach, von einer Unterdrückung des Athems: laghumadhyottarīyākhyaḥ prāṇāyāmastridhoditaḥ [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 39, 13.] laghurdvādaśamātrastu [14.] — d) klein, kurz, winzig, gering, unbedeutend (Gegens. mahant, bṛhant, vipula) [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1427.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] yānāni [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 92, 33 (101, 36 Gorresio)] goṣpada [6, 69, 16.] samudrānparikhālaghūn [Kathāsaritsāgara 52, 7.] [Raghuvaṃśa 12, 66.] laghvaśmavatī [Suśruta 1, 135, 7.] sainya [Kathāsaritsāgara 122, 95.] dvīpāḥ [Hitopadeśa 84, 3.] mātra [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 8, 14, 4.] sāman [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 12, 2, 2, 10.] [LĀṬY. 6, 10, 20.] [GOBH. 3, 3, 28.] nātilaghuvipularacanābhiḥ [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S.1,2.] [BṚH. 28] [?(26),7. Bhāgavatapurāṇa.3,16,14. Oxforder Handschriften 177,b, No. 403. 252,b, No. 626. SARVADARŚANAS. 90,19.] pramāṇa [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 70, 14.] sarṣapa [Spr. 113.] darpaṇe kariṇaḥ [3733.] śaśaka [Pañcatantra 55, 11. 87, 8.] dvāra [170, 24.] vivara [25.] bhojanam schmale Kost [Spr. 2064.] laghu bhuktavantam [Suśruta 1, 15, 6.] alaghūrmibhujaiḥ [Śiśupālavadha 9, 38. 78.] Inschr. in [Journ. of the Am. Or. S. 7, 11, Śloka 40.] chāyā, maitrī [Spr. 382.] bhāvāḥ [Kathāsaritsāgara 25, 42.] karman [Mahābhārata 3, 10485.] kartavyāni [Pañcatantra 202, 5.] rāgavaśīkṛta [Kathāsaritsāgara 37, 28.] pāpāni, prāyaścittāni [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 6, 2, 16.] cañcuprahāraḥ [Pañcatantra 172, 4.] tṛṇa [Spr. 82.] klein, schwach, elend, unbedeutend, unansehnlich, gering geachtet, von Personen [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 209.] [Mahābhārata 3, 11308.] [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 16, 29. 85, 8. 101, 16.] [Meghadūta 20.] [Spr. 113. 440. 1129. 1461. 3490. 3794. 3936. 4074. 4142] (Gegens. sādhu). [?5385, v. l. Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 104, 58. Prabodhacandrodaja 31, 14. Pañcatantra 68, 6.] saṃdeśapadā sarasvatī wenig [Raghuvaṃśa 8, 76.] alaghusaṃcārā gatiḥ [Mṛcchakaṭikā 110, 4] (vgl. die Adnn.). balairalaghudvipaiḥ [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 513.] sirāla [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 68, 8.] laghu man gering achten [Śākuntala 160.] [Spr. 1738.] laghīyaṃs [Mahābhārata 2, 2211. 3, 10622.] janmin, tṛṇa [Spr. 2927.] laghutara [Pañcatantra 55, 9. 16.] baṃhīyasīṃ laghiṣṭhāṃ vā giraṃ nirmānti vāgminaḥ lang oder kurz Cit. bei [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 64.] laghiṣṭha = alpa und bhelaka [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 177.] = atyalpa und bhela [Medinīkoṣa ṭh. 16.] — e) jünger: bhavadīyalaghubhrātarau [Pañcatantra 220, 3.] tasmāllaghuḥ [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 881]; vgl. [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 417.] — f) leise; padanyāsa [Kathāsaritsāgara 112, 152.] alaghu laut: gīta [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 35, 10.] — g) angenehm, ansprechend; = iṣṭa, cāru, manojña [Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 4, 29.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 55.] [Medinīkoṣa gh. 5.] vāsas [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 70.] laghu yāsāṃ darśanaṃ vākca laghvī [Mahābhārata 5, 904.] [Raghuvaṃśa 11, 12. 80.] ābharaṇa hübsch, schön [Mālavikāgnimitra 82.] —

2) f. laghu Trigonella corniculata Lin. [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 4, 21.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Ratnamālā 123.] —

3) f. laghvī a) ein leichter Wagen [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 8, 49.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 536.] [Medinīkoṣa v. 23.] [Hārāvalī 162.] — b) Trigonella corniculata Lin. [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] —

4) n. a) ein best. Zeitmaass, = [15] Kāṣṭhā = (1/15) Nāḍikā [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 11, 7. 8.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 22,] [Nalopākhyāna 3.] — b) Agallochum, eine best. Species von Ag. (aguru, kṛṣṇāguru) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 129.] [Medinīkoṣa] [Ratnamālā 133.] die Wurzel von Andropogon muricatus (vgl. laghulaya) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. pari .

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

Laghu (लघु):——

1) Adj. (f. ladhvī und laghu , Compar. laghīyaṃs und laghutara , Superl. laghiṣṭha) — a) rasch , schnell , behende. Bez. eines best. Fluges der Vögel und der Mondhäuser Hasta , Aśvinī und Puṣya. laghu Adv. wiederholt [Kāraṇḍavyūha 58,4.] — b) leicht d.i. nicht schwer. — c) leicht zu verdauen , nicht schwer im Magen liegend. — d) leicht , so v.a. sich leicht fühlend , keine Last empfindend. — e) *gesund [Rājan 20,46.] — f) leicht , so v.a. ohne Gefolge. — g) leicht zu vollbringen , leicht von Statten gehend. — h) leicht articulirt (der Laut va). — i) leicht , so v.a. leicht machend. — k) prosodisch kurz. — l) kurz der Zeit nach (von einer Unterdrückung des Athems). — m) klein , kurz , winzig , gering , wenig , unbedeutend. — n) klein , schwach , elend , unbedeutend , unansehnlich , gering geachtet (von Personen gesagt). laghu man gering achten , laghu kar (im Prākrit [303,29]) verhöhnen. — o) jünger [Hemacandra's Pariśiṣṭaparvan 1,270.] [Pañcadaṇḍacchattrabandha] bhrātar ein jüngerer Bruder [Indische studien von Weber 15,246.270.] [Hemacandra's Pariśiṣṭaparvan 1,292.] [Campakaśreṣṭhikathānakam 22.] — p) leise. — q) angenehm , ansprechend , hübsch , schön.

2) *f. laghu Trigonella corniculata.

3) *f. ladhvī — a) ein leichter Wagen. — b) Trigonella corniculata.

4) n. — a) ein best. Zeitmaass , = 15 Kāṣṭhā = 1/15 Nāḍikā. — b) *Agallochum , eine best. Species von A. — c) *die Wurzel von Andropogon muricatus [Rājan 12,151.] [Bhāvaprakāśa 1,193.]

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Laghū (लघू):—Adv. mit kar

1) leichter machen , erleichtern , vermindern [Mālatīmādhava 42,10.] [Veṇīsaṃhāra 47,1.] [Śiśupālavadha 1,36.] —

2) klein — ([Naiṣadhacarita 6,84]), kürzer machen (die Tage). —

3) um das Ansehen bringen , erniedrigen [Naiṣadhacarita 6,24.] —

4) gering anschlagen Comm. zu [Mṛcchakaṭika 6,3.4.]

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Laghu (लघु):—(a) tiny, small, little, short;light; acute (as [koṇa]); insignificant; low, mean; reduced; ~[karaṇa] reduction; abridgement; ~[kāya] tiny, of tiny form; ~[koṇa] acute angle; ~[gaṇaka] logarithm; ~[citra] miniature; ~[cetā] low-minded, mean, parochial; -[taṃtrikā] nervule; ~[tama] minimum, lowest; smallest; •[samāpavartya] least common multiple (l.c.m.); ~[tara] smaller; lower; ~[tā/tva] insignificance; smallness; meanness; humiliation; •[kī bhāvanā] inferiority complex; ~[peśī] a follicle; ~[mati] fool, foolish; blockheaded; ~[rūpa/rūpī ~rūpacitra] miniature; -[rūpaka] a skit; ~[śaṃkā] urine; making water, urinating; •[karanā] to piss, to urinate; -[saṃskāraṇa] abridged edition, miniform; -[saptarṣi] ursa minor.

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