Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hinduism The god of wisdom and the remover of obstacles, son of Shiva and Parvati, depicted as a short fat man with an elephant's head.

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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Ganesha.
  • proper n. A male given name used in India.

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  • n. Hindu god of wisdom or prophecy; the god who removes obstacles

Etymologies

Hindi Gaṇeś, from Sanskrit Gaṇeśaḥ, from gaṇeśaḥ, master of throngs : gaṇaḥ, throng, group of followers + īśaḥ, master (from īṣṭe, īś-, he rules over).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn-based artist whose drawings, photographs, and digital collages are inspired by Indian's Amar Chitra Katha comix series.

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  • Ganesh is the "le dieu" (the God) with "la tête d'éléphant" (the elephant's head) and is the deity of knowledge and wisdom (of "le Savoir" and "la Sagesse").

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  • According to Ghanapur station circle inspector Muralidhar, a Maoist party member Gajerla Ravi alias Ganesh sent Rs 5 lakh to Mr Kondal Rao, who had been associated with the Naxals for a long time.

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  • Mohd Abbas, a native of Velvarthi, reportedly joined the CPI Maoist party Krishnapatti dalam under the influence of one Rapolu Nagabhushanam alias Ganesh of the same village and went underground.

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  • [Anglicized "Ganesh"] a popular HINDU GOD who was the son of iva and KL.

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  • That I never raise my voice (except in joyous song, and by "song", I mean the tuneful chanting of the names of Hindu gods such as Ganesh - portrayed in statuary as a many-limbed elephant who likes offerings of candy and fresh flowers, and Hanuman - depicted as an athletic-looking cross between a man and a monkey; never mind that as a Jew I am pretty much honor bound not to worship idols or animals or basically anything that is not the one and only "God" of my people).

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