Odhani, Ōḍhaṇī, Oḍhaṇī: 2 definitions


Odhani means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Odhani refers to “A short outer garment for women”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ōḍhaṇī (ओढणी).—f ( H) At marriages and amongst women and children. A shawl or an embroidered cloth thrown over the head and shoulders,

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ōḍhaṇī (ओढणी).—f (Verbal of ōḍhaṇēṃ) Pulling &c. 2 A cloak.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Oḍhanī (ओढनी):—(nf) a woman’s mantle; —[badalanā] (for women) to become intimate friends.

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