Grihastha, Grihasthya, Gṛhastha, Griha-stha: 29 definitions


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Grihastha has 27 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Gṛhastha can be transliterated into English as Grhastha or Grihastha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Grahasth.

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[«previous next»] — Grihastha in Sanskrit glossary

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

Gṛhastha (गृहस्थ):—(gṛha + stha)

1) adj. im Hause sich aufhaltend: dhaneśvaragṛhastha [Arjunasamāgama 2, 16.] —

2) m. der verheirathete und eine eigene Haushaltung führende Brahman, der Brahman im zweiten Stadium seines religiösen Lebens [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 808.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 68. 77. 78. 104. 117. 4, 259. 5, 137.] gṛhasthastu yadā paśyedbalīpalitamātmanaḥ . apatyasyaiva cāpatyaṃ tadāraṇyaṃ samāśrayet .. [6, 2. 30. 87. 89.] yathā nadīnadāḥ sarve sāgare yānti saṃsthitim . tathaivāśramiṇaḥ sarve gṛhasthe yānti saṃsthitim .. [90. 9, 334.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 7, 12, 11.] dharma [Hitopadeśa 19, 4.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 490. 1017.] āśrama [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 2.] upaniṣad [Mahābhārata 1, 3629.] gṛhasthā f. Hausfrau: gṛhasthayā brāhmaṇyā [Vetālapañcaviṃśati 17, 19.]

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

Gṛhastha (गृहस्थ):——

1) Adj. am Ende eines Comp. im Hause des — sich aufhaltend.

2) m. der verheirathete und eine eigene Haushaltung führende Brahman , Hausherr [Gautama's Dharmaśāstra] [Āpastamba’s Dharmasūtra] [Böhtlingk’s Sanskrit-Chresthomathie 122,5.11.] —

3) f. ā Hausfrau.

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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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