Parigrah: 4 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parigrah (परिग्रह्).—9. P.

1) To clasp round, embrace.

2) To encircle; surround, fence or hedge round; न्यविशन्त ततः सर्वे परिगृह्य सरस्वतीम् (nyaviśanta tataḥ sarve parigṛhya sarasvatīm) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.178.23.

3) To lay hold of, seize.

4) To take, assume.

5) To accept.

6) To favour, patronize; देवेन च परिगृहीतः (devena ca parigṛhītaḥ) M.1;1.13.

7) To support, assist, guide; राक्षसमतिपरिगृहीतः (rākṣasamatiparigṛhītaḥ) Mu.1.

8) To put on (a dress).

9) To take possession of, master, overpower.

1) To conceive, comprehend.

11) To undertake.

12) To receive hospitably; परिग्रहेण ब्राह्मेण परिगृह्य महाद्युतिः (parigraheṇa brāhmeṇa parigṛhya mahādyutiḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.195.1.

13) To take (a wife), marry; प्रथमपरि- गृहीतं स्यान्न वेत्यव्यवस्यन् (prathamapari- gṛhītaṃ syānna vetyavyavasyan) Ś.5.19.

14) To conform to, follow.

15) To surpass, excel.

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

Parigrah (परिग्रह्):—[=pari-√grah] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -gṛhṇāti, ṇīte ([imperative] 2. sg. -gṛhāṇa, [Mahābhārata; Kālidāsa]; [imperfect tense] -agṛhṇāḥ, [Ṛg-veda]; 3. sg. -agṛhṇat, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]; 3. [plural] -agṛhṇan, [Atharva-veda]; [Ātmanepada] -agṛhṇanta, [Mahābhārata]; [perfect tense] 1. sg. -jagrabha, [Ṛg-veda]; 3. sg. -jagrāha, [Mahābhārata] etc.; [indeclinable participle] -gṛhya, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.),

—to take hold of on both sides, embrace, surround, enfold, envelop, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to fence round, hedge round, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to occupy on both sides (sarasvatīm), [Mahābhārata];

—to seize, clutch, grasp, catch, [ib.];

—to put on, wear (as a dress or ornament), [ib.];

—to take or carry along with one, [ib.; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to take possession of, master, overpower, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Varāha-mihira];

—to take (in war), take prisoner, conquer, [Mahābhārata];

—to take (food), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

—to receive, (also as a guest) accept, [ib.; Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to take, adopt, conform to, follow, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to take by the hand, assist, [Mahābhārata];

—to take (a wife), marry, [Śakuntalā; Pañcatantra];

—to surpass, excel, [Manu-smṛti; Prabodha-candrodaya];

— (in [Vedic or Veda] gram.) to enclose (iti) between a word twice repeated, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya] (cf. pari-graha).

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

Parigrah (परिग्रह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Parigeṇha, Pariggaha.

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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

Parigrah in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) possessions; family, retinue; encircling; engulfing; seizing, apprehension..—parigrah (परिग्रह) is alternatively transliterated as Parigraha.

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