Vanavrihi, Vana-vrihi, Vanavrīhi: 5 definitions



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[«previous next»] — Vanavrihi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanavrīhi (वनव्रीहि).—wild rice.

Derivable forms: vanavrīhiḥ (वनव्रीहिः).

Vanavrīhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and vrīhi (व्रीहि).

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

Vanavrīhi (वनव्रीहि).—m.

(-hiḥ) Rice growing wild in pools or swamps, and considered by botanists, as the parent stock of all the varieties cultivated in India. E. vana wood or water, and vrīhi rice.

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

Vanavrīhi (वनव्रीहि):—[=vana-vrīhi] [from vana > van] m. wild rice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vanavrīhi (वनव्रीहि):—[vana-vrīhi] (hiḥ) 2. m. Rice growing wild in pools or swamps.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Vanavrīhi (वनव्रीहि):—m. wilder Reis [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1176.]

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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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