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महा (2)

NOTE: mahA has many compound forms, and has been divided into multiple pages:
mahA | mahA2 | mahA3


mahā [ mahA ]

in comp. for mahat ( in, RV. ii, 22, 1 and iii, 23 ; 49, 1 used for mahat as an independent word in acc. sg. mahā'm = mahāntam )

mahā'-paṭa [ mahApaTa ]

m. the skin, Gal.

mahā'-paṇḍita [ mahApaNDita ]

mfn. extremely learned

m. a great scholar, Cat.

mahā'-pattra [ mahApattra ]

m. ' having large leaves ', a kind of pot-herb, W.

( ā ), f. Uraria Lagopodioides, L.

mahā'-patha [ mahApatha ]

m. a principal road, high street ( in a city ), high road, highway ( ifc. f. ā ), AitBr., Gaut., Āpast. etc.

N. of Śiva, MBh.

the long journey, the passage into the next world ( °thaṃ√ yā, to die ), Kathās

the great pilgrimage ( to the shrine of Śiva on mount Kedāra, or the same pilgrimage performed in spirit i.e. by deep absorption into Śiva ), Cat.

the knowledge of the essence of Śiva acquired in this pilgrimage, Cat.

the mountain-precipices from which devotees throw themselves to obtain a speedier entrance into Śiva's heaven, ib.

N. of the book which treats of the above subjects

of a hell, Yājñ.

n. = brahma-randhra ( q.v. ), Cat.

mf ( ā ) n. having a great path or way, PārGṛ.

-gama m. ( L. ) or -gamana n. ( MW. ) ' the act of going the great journey ', dying

-giri m., N. of a mountain, Kathās

mahā'-pathika [ mahApathika ]

mfn. undertaking great journeys, MBh.

mahā'-pathi-kṛd-iṣṭi [ mahApathikRdiSTi ]

f. a partic. sacrifice, ĀpŚr., Comm.

mahā'-padá [ mahApada ]

n. ( perhaps ) great space, RV. x, 73, 2

-paṅkti f. a kind of metre, RPrāt.

mahā'-padma [ mahApadma ]

m. ( L. ) or n. a partic. high number, MBh., R., Līl

m., N. of one of the 9 treasures of Kubera, Cat., L.

( with Jainas ) N. of a partic. treasure inhabited by a Nāga, L.

of one of the 8 treasure connected with the Padmini magical art, MārkP.

of a hell, Divyâv. ( one of the 8 cold hells, Dharmas. 122 )

a kind of serpent, Suśr.

N. of a Nāga dwelling in the Mahā-padma treasure mentioned above, Hariv., VP. etc.

of the southernmost of the elephants that support the earth, MBh., R. ( IW. 432 )

of Nanda, Pur.

of a son of Nanda, Buddh.

of a Dānava, Hariv.

a Kiṃ-nara or attendant on Kubera, MW.

a species of esculent root, L.

n. a white lotus flower, L.

the figure of a white lotus flower, Kathās., MārkP., RāmatUp.

a partic. compound of oil, Car.

N. of a city on the right bank of the Ganges, MBh.

m. or n. ( ? ) N. of a Kāvya

-pati m. ' proprietor of millions ', N. of Nanda, BhP.

-saras or -salila n., N. of a lake, Rājat

mahā'-padya-ṣaṭka [ mahApadyaSaTka ]

n. ' collection of 6 classical verses ', N. of a poem in praise of king Bhoja ( ascribed to Kālidāsa )

mahā'-panthaka [ mahApanthaka ]

m., N. of a disciple of Buddha, Buddh.

mahā'-parāka [ mahAparAka ]

m. a partic. penance, Hcat

mahā'-parādha [ mahAparAdha ]

( °hâp° ), m. a great offence, Hit.

mahā'-parâhṇa [ mahAparAhNa ]

( °hâp° ), m. a late hour in the afternoon, Pāṇ. 6-2, 38 ( -niśā, -rātra )

mahā'-parinirvāṇa [ mahAparinirvANa ]

or n., N. of a Buddhist Sūtra

mahā'-parinirvāṇa-sūtra [ mahAparinirvANasUtra ]

n., N. of a Buddhist Sūtra

mahā'-parvata [ mahAparvata ]

m. a high mountain, R.

mahā'-pavitra [ mahApavitra ]

mfn. greatly purifying ( said of Viṣṇu ), MBh.

greatly protecting against unfavourable influences, VarBṛS.

°trêṣṭi f., N. of a work.

mahā'-paśu [ mahApazu ]

m. large cattle, Mn.

mahā'-pākajānī [ mahApAkajAnI ]

m., N. of an author, Cat.

mahā'-pāṭala [ mahApATala ]

m. or n. ( ? ) a species of plant, Buddh.

mahā'-pāta [ mahApAta ]

m. a long flight, Pañcat

mfn. far-flying ( and of an arrow ), Hariv.

mahā'-pātaka [ mahApAtaka ]

n. a great crime or sin ( 5 such are enumerated, viz. killing a Brāhman, drinking intoxicating liquors, theft, committing adultery with the wife of a religious teacher, and associating with any one guilty of these crimes ), Mn. ( esp. xi, 54 ), Yājñ. etc.

any great crime or heinous sin, W.

mahā'-pātakin [ mahApAtakin ]

mfn. guilty of a great crime, Mn., Yājñ. etc.

mahā'-pātra [ mahApAtra ]

n. a prime minister, Pañcar., Sāh

mahā'-pāda [ mahApAda ]

mfn. having large feet ( Śiva ), MBh.

mahā'-pāna [ mahApAna ]

n. an excellent drink, BhP.

mahā'-pāpa [ mahApApa ]

n. a great crime, MBh., Yājñ. etc.

mahā'-pāpman [ mahApApman ]

mfn. doing much evil, Bhag.

mahā'-pāra [ mahApAra ]

m. a partic. personification, SāmavBr., Gaut

mfn. having distant shores, wide ( the sea ), MBh.

mahā'-pāraṇika [ mahApAraNika ]

m., N. of a disciple of Buddha, Lalit.

mahā'-pāriṣad [ mahApAriSad ]

m. one of the principle attendants ( of a god ), MBh.

mahā'-pāruṣaka [ mahApAruSaka ]

m. or n. ( ? ) a species of plant, Buddh.

mahā'-pārevata [ mahApArevata ]

n. a species of fruit tree, L.

mahā'-pārśva [ mahApArzva ]

mf ( ā ) n. having broad or thick sides, Suśr.

m., N. of a Dānava, MBh., Hariv.

of a Rākshasa, R.

mahā'-pāla [ mahApAla ]

m., N. of a king, Buddh.

mahā'-pāśa [ mahApAza ]

m., N. of an officer of Yama, Pur.

of a Nāga, Buddh.

mahā'-pāśupata [ mahApAzupata ]

m. a zealous worshipper of Śiva Paśu-pati, Hcar.

n. ( with vrata ) the great religious vow connected with the worship of Śiva Paśu-pati, Kathās

mahā'-pāsaka [ mahApAsaka ]

m. w.r. for mahôp° ( q.v. ), L.

mahā'-piṇḍītaka [ mahApiNDItaka ]

m. a species of plant, L.

mahā'-piṇḍītaru [ mahApiNDItaru ]

m. a species of tree, L.

mahā'-pīṭha [ mahApITha ]

n. a high seat, Up.

mahā'-pīlu [ mahApIlu ]

m. a species of tree, L.

-pati m. ( ? ), Uṇ. i, 38, Sch.

mahā'-puṃs [ mahApuMs ]

m. ( prob. ) N. of a mountain, MBh.

mahā'-puṃsa [ mahApuMsa ]

m. a great man, Śatr

mahā'-puṇya [ mahApuNya ]

mf ( ā ) n. extremely favourable or auspicious ( as a day ), Hcat

very good or beautiful

greatly purifying, very holy, MBh., R. etc.

( ā ), f., N. of a river, Cat.

mahā'-putra [ mahAputra ]

m. g. sutaṅgamâdi

mahā'-putrīya [ mahAputrIya ]

Nom. P. °yati ( fr. -putra ), Pat.

mahā'-purá [ mahApura ]

n. a great fortress, TS., Kāṭh., AitBr.

N. of a Tīrtha, MBh.

( ī ), f. a great fortress or city, R.

mahā'-puraś-caraṇa-prayoga [ mahApurazcaraNaprayoga ]

m., N. of a work.

mahā'-purāṇa [ mahApurANa ]

n. a great Purāṇa, MBh.

N. of the Bhāgavata and Viṣṇu Purāṇas, IW. 515

mahā'-puruṣa [ mahApuruSa ]

m. a great or eminent man ( -tā f. the state of being one ), Hit., Mcar., Buddh. etc.

a great saint or sage or ascetic, MW.

the great Soul, the Supreme Spirit ( identified with the year, AitĀr.

also as N. of Viṣṇu ), Gaut., MBh., R. etc.

N. of Gautama Buddha, MWB. 23

-dantā ( Car. ) or -dantikā ( L. ), f. Asparagus Racemosus

-pāvanakavacc n. a partic. magical formula, Cat.

-lakṣaṇa n., N. of a work.

-vidyā f. a partic. magical formula, BhP.

°yāyāṃ viṣṇu-rahasye kṣetra-kāṇḍe jagan-nātha-māhātmya n. -stava m. -stotra n., N. of works.

mahā'-puṣpa [ mahApuSpa ]

m. Bauhinia Variegata, L.

a kind of worm, Suśr.

( ā ), f. Clitoria Ternatea, L.

mahā'-pūjā [ mahApUjA ]

f. ' great honour ', a partic. religious ceremony, Hcat

-vidhi m., N. of a work.

mahā'-pūta [ mahApUta ]

mfn. exceedingly pure, Pañcar.

mahā'-pūruṣa [ mahApUruSa ]

m. the Supreme Spirit ( = -puruṣa above ), BhP., Pañcar.

mahā'-pūrṇa [ mahApUrNa ]

m., N. of a king of the Garuḍas, Buddh.

mahā'-pṛthivī [ mahApRthivI ]

f. the great earth ( -tva n. ), Sāṃkhyapr.

mahā'-pṛṣṭha [ mahApRSTha ]

mfn. having a great or broad back, MBh. ( comp. )

m. a camel, L.

n., N. of 6 Anuvākas in the 4th Ashṭaka of the Ṛg-veda used at the Aśvamedha sacrifice ( -pṛṣṭhya )

-gala-skandha mfn. w.r. for mahā-vṛkṣa-g°, MBh.

mahā'-pṛṣṭhya [ mahApRSThya ]

N. of partic. Anuvākas, TPrāt.

mahā'-paiṅgya [ mahApaiGgya ]

n., N. of a Vedic text, GṛS.

mahā'-paiṭhīnasi [ mahApaiThInasi ]

m., N. of a preceptor, Cat.

mahā'-paiśācika [ mahApaizAcika ]

n. ( with ghṛta ) a partic. ointment, Car.

mahā'-poṭagala [ mahApoTagala ]

m. a species of large rush or reed, L.

mahā'-paurava [ mahApaurava ]

m., N. of a king, VP.

mahā'-paurṇamāsī [ mahApaurNamAsI ]

f. a night in which Jupiter enters into conjunction with the full moon, Hcat

mahā'-prakaraṇa [ mahAprakaraNa ]

n. the principal treatment of a subject, ĀpŚr., Comm.

mahā'-prakāśa [ mahAprakAza ]

m., N. of a work.

mahā'-prajāpati [ mahAprajApati ]

m. ' great lord of creatures ', N. of Viṣṇu, MBh., Viṣṇ

( ī ), f., N. of Gautama Buddha's aunt and foster-mother ( the first woman who embraced the Buddha's doctrines ), Buddh.

mahā'-prajāvatī [ mahAprajAvatI ]

f. = -prajā-patī, Buddh.

mahā'-prajñā-pāramitā-sūtra [ mahAprajJApAramitAsUtra ]

n., N. of a Buddhist Sūtra wk.

mahā'-praṇāda [ mahApraNAda ]

m., N. of a Cakra-vartin, Buddh.

mahā'-pratāpa [ mahApratApa ]

mfn. very dignified or majestic, very puissant, MW.

mahā'-pratibhāna [ mahApratibhAna ]

m., N. of a Bodhisattva, Buddh.

mahā'-pratīhāra [ mahApratIhAra ]

m. a chief door-keeper., Rājat

mahā'-pradāna [ mahApradAna ]

n. a great gift, R.

mahā'-pradīpa [ mahApradIpa ]

m., N. of a man, Lalit.

mahā'-prapañca [ mahAprapaJca ]

m. the great universe or visible world, Vedântas

mahā'-prabandha [ mahAprabandha ]

m. a great literary wk., Pratāp

mahā'-prabha [ mahAprabha ]

mfn. shining brightly, exceedingly brilliant or splendid, MBh., Hariv.

m. the light of a lamp, W.

( ā ), f. great brightness, L.

N. of, Comm.

°bhā-maṇḍala-vyūhajñāna-mudrā f., N. of a partic. Mudrā ( q.v. ), Buddh.

mahā'-prabhāva [ mahAprabhAva ]

mf ( ā ) n. exceedingly mighty or powerful, MBh., Prab

mahā'-prabhāsa [ mahAprabhAsa ]

N. of a Tīrtha

°sôtpatti-varṇana n., N. of a work.

mahā'-prabhu [ mahAprabhu ]

m. a great master, mighty lord, king, prince ( -tva n. ), Up.

a very holy man or great saint, W.

a chief, W.

N. of Indra, L.

of Śiva, L.

of Viṣṇu, L.

mahā'-pramāṇa [ mahApramANa ]

mfn. of great extent, Pañcat

mahā'-prayoga-sāra [ mahAprayogasAra ]

m., N. of a work.

mahā'-pralaya [ mahApralaya ]

m. the total annihilation of the universe at the end of a Kalpa, VP., Kād

N. of a Hindī wk., RTL. 179

mahā'-pravara-nirṇaya [ mahApravaranirNaya ]

m., N. of a work.

mahā'-pravara-bhāṣya [ mahApravarabhASya ]

n., N. of a work.

mahā'-pravṛddha [ mahApravRddha ]

mfn. of lofty growth, Pāṇ. 6- 2, 38

mahā'-praśna [ mahAprazna ]

m. a knotty question, Kathās

mahā'-prasāda [ mahAprasAda ]

m. a great favour or kindness, MW.

a great present ( of food etc. distributed among the persons present at the worship of an idol ), Matsyas

mfn. of great kindness, exceedingly gracious, MBh.

mahā'-prasuta [ mahAprasuta ]

m. or n. ( ? ) a partic. high number, Buddh.

mahā'-prasthāna [ mahAprasthAna ]

n. setting out on the great journey, departing this life, dying, Hariv., R., Mn., Kull. etc.

-parvan n., N. of the 17th book of the Mahā-bhārata

mahā'-prasthānika [ mahAprasthAnika ]

mfn. relating to the great journey or dying, MBh., R.

-parvan n. = mahā-prasthāna-p° above

mahā'-prājña [ mahAprAjJa ]

mfn. very wise, very clever or intelligent, MBh., R.

mahā'-prâṇa [ mahAprANa ]

m. the hard breathing or aspirate ( heard in the utterance of certain letters ), Pāṇ. 1-1, 9, Sch.

the aspirated letters themselves, A.

great spirit or power ( su-mahā-p° )

mfn. pronounced with the hard breathing or aspirate, Pāṇ. 8-4 , 62, Sch.

of great bodily strength or endurance, Kād

' making a harsh breathing or cry ', a raven, L. ( alpa-p°, māhāp° )

mahā'-prāvrājya [ mahAprAvrAjya ]

n. the hard life of a wandering religious mendicant, MārkP.

mahā'-prāsthānika [ mahAprAsthAnika ]

mfn. = -prasthānika, MBh. ( v.l. -prasth° )

mahā'-prīti-vega-sambhava-mudrā [ mahAprItivegasambhavamudrA ]

f., N. of a partic. Mudrā ( q.v. ), Buddh.

mahā'-prīti-harṣā [ mahAprItiharSA ]

f., N. of a Tantra deity, ib.

mahā'-prêta [ mahApreta ]

m. a noble departed spirit, Rudray

mahā'-plava [ mahAplava ]

m. a great flood, MārkP.

mahā'-phaṇaka [ mahAphaNaka ]

m., N. of a Nāga, Buddh.

mahā'-phala [ mahAphala ]

n. a great fruit, Bhartṛ

a testicle, Viṣṇ

great reward, Mn.

mf ( ā ) n. having great fruits, bearing much fruit, L.

bringing a rich reward, Mn.

m. Aegle Marmelos, L.

( ā ), f. ( only, L. ) a kind of colocynth

the big jujube

a species of Jambū

a citron tree

a kind of spear

mahā'-pheṭkārīya [ mahApheTkArIya ]

n., N. of a Tantra, Cat.

mahā'-pheṇā [ mahApheNA ]

f. Os Sepiae, L.

mahā'-bandha [ mahAbandha ]

m. a peculiar position of the hands or feet ( in Yoga ), Cat.

mahā'-babhru [ mahAbabhru ]

m. a kind of animal living in holes, Suśr.

mahā'-bala [ mahAbala ]

mf ( ā ) n. exceedingly strong, very powerful or mighty, very efficacious, MBh., R., Hariv. etc.

m. wind, L.

borax, L.

a Buddha, L.

( scil. gaṇa ), a partic. class of deceased ancestors, MārkP.

N. of one of Śiva's attendants ( ? ), Hariv.

of Indra in the 4th Manv-antara, MārkP.

of a Nāga, Buddh.

of one of the 10 gods of anger, Dharmas. 11

of a king and various other persons, Hit., VP. etc.

( ā ), f. Sida Cordifolia and Rhombifolia, L.

N. of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, MBh.

n. lead, L.

a partic. high number, Buddh.

N. of a Liṅga, Cat.

-kavi m., N. of an author, L.

-parākrama mfn. of great power and strength ( Viṣṇu ), Viṣṇ

-rāsa m., N. of a work.

-śākya m., N. of a king, Buddh.

-sūtra n., N. of a Buddhist Sūtra wk.

°lâkṣa, a partic. high number, Buddh.

°lêśvara m., N. of Śiva, MW.

n., N. of a Liṅga temple

of a well-known Sanitarium called ' Mahābleshwar ' in a range of hills near Poona in the Bombay Presidency, RTL. 348, Cat.

mahā'-bali [ mahAbali ]

m., N. of the giant Bali, MW.

mahā'-bādha [ mahAbAdha ]

mfn. causing great pain or damage, MBh.

mahā'-bārhata [ mahAbArhata ]

mfn. ( fr. -bṛhatí ) ' a kind of metre ', RPrāt., RAnukr.

mahā'-bāhu [ mahAbAhu ]

mfn. long-armed, MBh., R., MārkP.

N. of Viṣṇu, MBh.

of a Dānava, Hariv.

of a Rākshasa, R.

of one of the sons of Dhṛta-rāshṭra, MBh.

of a king, Kathās

mahā'-bimbara [ mahAbimbara ]

m. or n. a partic. high number, Buddh.

mahā'-bila [ mahAbila ]

n. a deep cave or hole, MBh.

the atmosphere, ether, Cat.

a water-jar, W.

the heart or mind, W. ( mahad-b° )

mahā'-bīja [ mahAbIja ]

mfn. having much seed ( said of Śiva ), MBh. ( -retas )

mahā'-bījya [ mahAbIjya ]

n. the Perinaeum, L.

mahā'-buddha [ mahAbuddha ]

m. the great Buddha, Buddh.

mahā'-buddhi [ mahAbuddhi ]

f. the intellect, VP.

mfn. having great understanding, extremely clever, R., Pañcat. ( -buddhe w.r. for -yuddhe, MBh. )

m., N. of an Asura, Kathās

of a man, ib.

mahā'-budhna [ mahAbudhna ]

( mahā'- ), mfn. having a wide bottom or base ( said of a mountain ), AV.

mahā'-buśa [ mahAbuza ]

m. a sort of rice ( which takes a year to ripen ), L.

barley, L.

mahā'-bṛhatī [ mahAbRhatI ]

f. Solanum Melongena, L.

a kind of metre, RPrāt.

mahā'-bodhi [ mahAbodhi ]

m. or f. the great intelligence of a Buddha, Buddh.

m. a Buddha, L.

a partic. incarnation of Buddha, Jātakam

-saṃghârāma m., N. of a Buddhist monastery, Buddh.

°dhy-aṅgavatī f., N. of a Tantra deity., ib.

mahā'-bja [ mahAbja ]

( °hâb° ), m., N. of a serpent demon, Kālac

mahā'-brahma [ mahAbrahma ]

or m. the great Brahman, the Supreme Spirit, Buddh.

mahā'-brahman [ mahAbrahman ]

m. the great Brahman, the Supreme Spirit, Buddh.

pl. ( with Buddhists ) one of the 18 classes of gods of the world of form, Dharmas. 128 ( MWB. 210 etc. )

mahā'-brāhmaṇá [ mahAbrAhmaNa ]

m. a great Brāhman, ŚBr., Śak

a great Brāhman ( in ironical sense ), Mṛcch., Ratnâv. ( = ṇindita-brahman, L. )

a priest who officiates at a Śrāddha or solemn ceremony in honour of deceased ancestors, W.

n. ' great Brāhmaṇa ', N. of the Tāṇḍya Brāhmaṇa

-bhāgya w.r. for brāhmaṇamahā-bh°, MBh.

mahā'-bhaṭa [ mahAbhaTa ]

m. a great warrior, Inscr., BhP.

N. of a Dānava, Kathās

of a warrior, ib.

mahā'-bhaṭṭārikā [ mahAbhaTTArikA ]

f., N. of Durgā

°kârcā-ratna n., N. of a work.

mahā'-bhaṭṭī-vyākaraṇa [ mahAbhaTTIvyAkaraNa ]

n., N. of a work.

mahā'-bhadra [ mahAbhadra ]

m., N. of a mountain, MārkP.

( ā ), f. Gmelina, Arborea, L.

N. of the Gaṅgā, L., Buddh.

n., N. of a lake, Pur.

mahā'-bhaya [ mahAbhaya ]

n. great danger or peril, AitBr., MBh. etc.

m. Great Danger personified as a son of Adharma by Nirṛti, MBh. ( bhaya )

mf ( ā ) n. accompanied with great danger or peril, very dangerous or formidable, MBh.

mahā'-bharī [ mahAbharI ]

f. Alpinia Galanga, Bhpr.

mahā'-bhāga [ mahAbhAga ]

mf ( ā ) n. one to whom a great portion or lot has fallen, highly fortunate, eminent in the highest degree, illustrious, highly distinguished ( mostly of persons and frequently in address ), Mn., MBh., Hariv. etc.

virtuous in a high degree, pure, holy, W.

m. great luck, prosperity, MW.

N. of a king, VP.

( ā ), f., N. of Dākshāyaṇī in Mahâlaya, Cat.

-tā f. ( W. ) or -tva n. ( MW. ) high excellence , great good fortune, exalted station or merit

the possessing of the 8 cardinal virtues

mahā'-bhāgavata [ mahAbhAgavata ]

m. a great worshipper of Bhagavat ( Viṣṇu ), BhP.

n. ( with or scil. purāṇa ) the great Bhāgavata Purāṇa, Cat.

mahā'-bhāgin [ mahAbhAgin ]

mfn. exceedingly fortunate, Kathās

mahā'-bhāgya [ mahAbhAgya ]

mfn. exceedingly fortunate ( -tā f. ), Daś

n. great luck or happiness, MW.

high excellence, exalted position, Mn., MBh., Pratāp. ( māhābhāgya )

mahā'-bhāṇḍa [ mahAbhANDa ]

n. a great vessel, MBh.

°dâgāra ( °ḍâg° ), n. a chief treasury, Rājat., Viddh

mahā'-bhāra [ mahAbhAra ]

m. a great weight or burden, Pāṇ.

mahā'-bhārata [ mahAbhArata ]

m. or n. ( with or scil. āhava, yuddha or any word signifying ' battle ' ) the great war of the Bharatas, MBh., Hariv.

n. ( with or scil. ākhyāna ), ' great narrative of the war of the Bharatas ', N. of the great epic poem in about 215, 000 lines describing the acts and contests of the sons of the two brothers Dhṛtarāshṭra and Pāṇḍu, descendants of Bharata, who were of the lunar line of kings reigning in the neighbourhood of Hastinā-pura ( the poem consists of 18 books with a supplement called Hari-vaṃśa, the whole being attributed to the sage Vyāsa ), ĀśvGṛ., MBh. etc. ( IW. 370 etc. )

-kūṭôddāra m. -tātparya n. ( °parya-nirṇaya m. and °ya- pramāṇa-saṃgraha m. °parya-prakāśa-saṃketa m. °parya-rakṣā f. °parya-saṃgraha, m. ), -darpaṇa m. -pañcaratna n. pl., - mañjarī f. -mīmāṃsā f. -vivaraṇastotra n. -vyākhyāna n. - śravaṇa-vidhi m. -ślokôpanyāsa m. -saṃgraha m. and °ha-dīpikā f. -saptati-śloka m. pl., -samuccaya m. -sāra m. n. -sāra- saṃgraha ( ? ), m. -sūci f. -sphuṭa-śloka m. pl., °ratâdi-śloka m. pl., °ratâdhyāyânukramaṇī f. °ratôddhṛta-sāra-śloka m. pl. N. of works.

mahā'-bhāratika [ mahAbhAratika ]

m. ( prob. ) one who knows the Mahā-bhārata, Cat.

mahā'-bhāṣya [ mahAbhASya ]

n. ' Great Commentary ', N. of Patañjali's commentary on the Sūtras of Pāṇini and the Vārttikas of Kātyāyana, Prab., Rājat. etc. ( IW. 167 )

-kāra m., N. of Patañjali, ĀpŚr., Comm.

-ṭīkā f. -tri-padī f. ( and °dī-vyākhyāna n. ), -dīpikā f. -prakāśikā, f. -pradīpa m. -ratnâvalī f. -vārttika n. - vyākhyā f. -sphūrti f., N. of commentaries on -the Mahā-bhāshya

mahā'-bhāsura [ mahAbhAsura ]

mfn. extremely brilliant ( said of Viṣṇu ), MBh.

mahā'-bhāskara-ṭīkā [ mahAbhAskaraTIkA ]

f., N. of a work.

mahā'-bhāsvara [ mahAbhAsvara ]

mfn. = -bhāsura, Viṣṇ

mahā'-bhikṣu [ mahAbhikSu ]

m. ' great monk ', N. of Gautama Buddha, Buddh.

mahā'-bhijana [ mahAbhijana ]

( °hâbh° ), m. a high or noble descent

mfn. nobly born, A.

-jāta mfn. of noble descent, Rājat

mahā'-bhijñā-jñānâbhibhū [ mahAbhijJAjJAnAbhibhU ]

( °hâbh° ), m., N. of a Buddha, Buddh.

mahā'-bhiniṣkramaṇa [ mahAbhiniSkramaNa ]

( °hâbh° ), n. ' the great going forth from home ', N. of Buddha's celebrated abandonment of his own family, MWB. 28 ; 308

mahā'-bhimāna [ mahAbhimAna ]

( °hâbh° ), m. great self- conceit, great pride, arrogance, MW.

mahā'-bhiyoga [ mahAbhiyoga ]

( °hâbh° ), m. a great accusation, Yājñ.

mahā'-bhiṣava [ mahAbhiSava ]

( °hâbh° ), m. the great distillation of Soma, ĀpŚr., KātyŚr., Sch.

mahā'-bhiṣeka [ mahAbhiSeka ]

( °hâbh° ), m. solemn sprinkling or unction, AitBr.

N. of, Kathās. xv

-prayoga m. -vidhi m., N. of works.

mahā'-bhisyandin [ mahAbhisyandin ]

( °hâbh° ), mfn. generating hypertrophy, Suśr., Car. ( superl. °di-tama )

°di-tva and °di-tama-tva n. state of hypṭhypertrophy, Car.

mahā'-bhīta [ mahAbhIta ]

mfn. greatly terrified, Pañcar.

( ā ), f. Mimosa Pudica, L.

mahā'-bhīti [ mahAbhIti ]

f. great danger or distress, L.

mahā'-bhīma [ mahAbhIma ]

m., N. of Śāṃtanu, L.

of one of Śiva's attendants, L.

mahā'-bhīru [ mahAbhIru ]

m. ' very timid ', a sort of dung-beetle, L.

mahā'-bhīśu [ mahAbhIzu ]

( °hâbh° ), mfn. very brilliant, Mcar.

mahā'-bhīṣaṇaka [ mahAbhISaNaka ]

mfn. causing great distress, exceedingly fearful, MBh., Hariv., R.

mahā'-bhīṣma [ mahAbhISma ]

m., N. of Śāṃtanu, L.

mahā'-bhuja [ mahAbhuja ]

mfn. having long arms, MBh., R., Ragh. etc.

mahā'-bhūta [ mahAbhUta ]

mfn. being great, great, MBh.

m. a great creature or being, ib.

n. a great element, gross element ( of which 5 are reckoned, viz. ether, air, fire, water, earth, Up., Nir., Mn. etc. [ IW. 83, 221 ], as distinguished from the subtle element or Tanmātra, q.v. ), IW. 221

-ghaṭa m. a jar with a figurative representation of the 5 element, Hcat. ( w.r. -dhaṭa )

°ṭa-dāna n. a kind of religious gift, Cat.

mahā'-bhūmi [ mahAbhUmi ]

f. a great country, KaṭhUp.

the whole territory ( of a king ), Nyāyam

mahā'-bhūmika [ mahAbhUmika ]

mfn. ( ? ), L.

mahā'-bhūṣaṇa [ mahAbhUSaNa ]

n. a costly ornament, BrahmaP.

mahā'-bhṛṅga [ mahAbhRGga ]

m. a species of Verbesina with blue flowers, L.

mahā'-bherī-hāraka [ mahAbherIhAraka ]


mahā'-bherī-hāraka-parivarta [ mahAbherIhArakaparivarta ]

m., N. of certain Buddhist Sūtra wks.

mahā'-bhairava [ mahAbhairava ]

m. a form of Śiva or Bhairava, Prab., Cat.

N. of a Liṅga, MW.

mf ( ī ) n. related to or connected with Mahā-bhairava, Prab., Cat.

-tantra n., N. of a Tantra, Cat. - 1

mahā'-bhoga [ mahAbhoga ]

m. ( fr. 1. bhoga ) a great curve or coil, great hood ( of a snake ), great winding, MW.

mfn. ( a snake ) having great windings or coils, having a great hood, MBh.

m. a great serpent, AṣṭāvS.

-vat mfn. having great windings etc., BhP. - 2

mahā'-bhoga [ mahAbhoga ]

( °hâbh° ), mfn. having a wide girth, having a large compass, Kathās. - 3

mahā'-bhoga [ mahAbhoga ]

m. ( fr. 2. bhoga ) great enjoyment, Kathās

mf ( ā ) n. causing great enjoyment

( ā ), f., N. of Durgā, Pur.

-vat mfn. having great enjoyment, MW.

mahā'-bhogin [ mahAbhogin ]

mfn. = 1. -bhoga-vat, BhP.

mahā'-bhoja [ mahAbhoja ]

m. a great monarch, BhP.

N. of a king, Pur.

mahā'-bhoṭa [ mahAbhoTa ]

or m. Great Tibet, Cat.

mahā'-bhoṭa-deśa [ mahAbhoTadeza ]

m. Great Tibet, Cat.

mahā'-bhauma [ mahAbhauma ]

m., N. of a king, MBh.

mahā'-bhra [ mahAbhra ]

( °hâbh° ), n. a great or dense cloud, ŚāṅkhGṛ.

mahā'-makha [ mahAmakha ]

m. a great or principal sacrifice, Yājñ., MBh. ( -yajña ) .

mahā'-magna [ mahAmagna ]

w.r. for -nagna ( q.v. ), Kāraṇḍ

mahā'-maṅgala [ mahAmaGgala ]

n., N. of a Buddhist Sūtra

mahā'-mañjuṣaka [ mahAmaJjuSaka ]

n. ( ! ) or N. of a partic. celestial flower, Buddh.

mahā'-mañjūṣaka [ mahAmaJjUSaka ]

m., N. of a partic. celestial flower, Buddh.

mahā'-maṇi [ mahAmaNi ]

m. a costly gem, precious jewel, MBh., Śak., BhP.

N. of Śiva, Śivag

of a king, VP.

-cūḍa m., N. of a serpent-demon, Buddh.

-dhara m., N. of a Bodhi-sattva, Kāraṇḍ

-ratna m., N. of a fabulous mountain, ib.

mahā'-maṇḍapa [ mahAmaNDapa ]

n., N. of a vestibule in a celebrated Śaiva temple, RTL. 447

mahā'-maṇḍala [ mahAmaNDala ]

m., N. of a king, Buddh.

°lêśvara m. a great chief of a province, L.

mahā'-maṇḍalika [ mahAmaNDalika ]

m., N. of a Nāga, Buddh.

mahā'-maṇḍūka [ mahAmaNDUka ]

m. a kind of large frog, L.

mahā'-mata [ mahAmata ]

mfn. highly esteemed or honoured, MW.

mahā'-mati [ mahAmati ]

mfn. great-minded, having a great understanding, clever, MBh., R. etc.

m. the planet Jupiter, L.

N. of a king of the Yakshas, Buddh.

of a Bodhi-sattva, ib.

of a son of Su-mati, Kathās

f., N. of a woman, Cat.

( ī ), f. a partic. lunar day personified as a daughter of Aṅgiras, MBh.

mahā'-matta [ mahAmatta ]

mfn. being in excessive rut ( as an elephant ), R.

mahā'-matsyá [ mahAmatsya ]

m. a large fish, ŚBr.

mahā'-mada [ mahAmada ]

m. great pride or intoxication, W.

excessive or violent rut ( of an elephant ), MārkP.

fever, Gal.

an elephant in strong rut, L.

mahā'-manas [ mahAmanas ]

( mahā'- ), mfn. great-minded, high- minded, magnanimous, RV., MBh., R., Śiś. arrogant-minded, proud, haughty, ChUp., MBh.

m. the fabulous animal Śarabha ( q.v. ), L.

N. of a king, Hariv., Pur.

-vin m. a partic. Samādhi, Kāraṇḍ

mahā'-manaska [ mahAmanaska ]

mfn. = -manas mfn., MW.

mahā'-mani [ mahAmani ]

m., N. of a king, VP. ( w.r. for -maṇi, q.v. )

mahā'-manuṣya [ mahAmanuSya ]

m. a man of high rank, Kathās

N. of a poet, Cat.

mahā'-mantra [ mahAmantra ]

m. any very sacred or efficacious text ( of the Veda etc. ), MW.

a great spell, very efficacious charm ( used esp. against a serpent's venom ), Kād., Gīt.

°trâdi-sevā-prakāra m., N. of a work.

°trânusāriṇī f., N. of a Buddhist goddess, Buddh., W.

mahā'-mantrin [ mahAmantrin ]

m. a chief counsellor, prime minister, Hit., Kathās

a great statesman or politician, MW.

mahā'-mandārava [ mahAmandArava ]

m., N. of a partic. celestial plant, Buddh.

mahā'-mayūrī [ mahAmayUrI ]

f., N. of a Buddhist goddess, Dharmas. 5 ( = -māyūrī, q.v. )

mahā'-marakata [ mahAmarakata ]

m. a great emerald, BhP.

mfn. adorned with great emerald, BhP. ( v.l. -mārakata, q.v. )

mahā'-marutvatīya [ mahAmarutvatIya ]

m. ( with graha ) a partic. libation consisting of a cupful offered to Indra Marut-vat, ŚrS.

mahā'-marṣa [ mahAmarSa ]

( °hâm° ), mfn. extremely wrathful, BhP.

mahā'-malayapura [ mahAmalayapura ]

n., N. of the 7 pagodas hewn out of the rocks at Mamallāpuram near Madras, L.

mahā'-mala-harī [ mahAmalaharI ]

f. a partic. Rāgiṇī, Saṃgīt

mahā'-malla [ mahAmalla ]

m., N. of Kṛṣṇa, Hariv. - 1

mahā'-maha [ mahAmaha ]

m. a great festive procession, Siṉhâs. - 2

mahā'-mahá [ mahAmaha ]

mfn. ( prob. an old intens. form ) very mighty, RV.

( ā ), f., N. of a constellation, SkandaP.

a species of plant ( w.r. for -sahā ), Car. ( the similar forms ghanāghana, patāpata, vadāvada. )

mahā'-mahas [ mahAmahas ]

n. a great light ( seen in the sky ), ŚārṅgP.

mahā'-mahiman [ mahAmahiman ]

m. excessive greatness, true greatness ( °hima-śālin mfn. possessing true great ), Sāh

mfn. extremely great, truly great ( °hima-tva n. ), Pratāp

mahā'-mahi-vrata [ mahAmahivrata ]

( mahā'- ), mfn. exercising great power, RV.

mahā'-mahêśvara-kavi [ mahAmahezvarakavi ]

m., N. of an author, Cat.

mahā'-mahêśvarâyatana [ mahAmahezvarAyatana ]

n. a partic. region of the gods, Buddh.

mahā'-mahôpādhyāya [ mahAmahopAdhyAya ]

m. a very great or venerable teacher ( a title given to learned men ), Hāsy

mahā'-māṃsa [ mahAmAMsa ]

n. ' costly meat ', N. of various kinds of meat and esp. of human flesh, Mālatīm., Kathās. etc.

( ī ), f. a kind of little shrub, L.

-vikraya m. selling human flesh, Pañcat

mahā'-māghī [ mahAmAghI ]

f. ( prob. ) the day of full moon in the month Māgha when certain other celestial phenomena also occur, Hcat

mahā'-mātṛ [ mahAmAtR ]

f. pl. ' the great mothers ', N. of a class of personifications of the Śakti or female energy of Śiva, RTL. 186

-gaṇêśvara m., N. of Viṣṇu, Pañcar.

mahā'-mātya [ mahAmAtya ]

( °hâm° ), m. the prime minister of a king, Kām., Rājat

mahā'-mātra [ mahAmAtra ]

mfn. great in measure, great, the greatest, best, most excellent of ( comp. ), MBh., R.

m. a man of high rank, high official, prime minister, ib. etc.

an elephant-driver or keeper, Mn., MBh., Hariv. etc.

a superintendent of elephants, W.

( ī ), f. a spiritual teacher's wife, L.

the wife of a prime minister or high official, great lady, W.

mahā'-mānasikā [ mahAmAnasikA ]

f. ( with Jainas ) N. of one of the 16 Vidyā-devīs, L.

mahā'-mānasī [ mahAmAnasI ]

f. a goddess peculiar to the Jainas, L.

mahā'-mānin [ mahAmAnin ]

mfn. exceedingly proud, Inscr.

mahā'-māndāra [ mahAmAndAra ]

m. or n. ( ? ) a species of flower, Kāraṇḍ

mahā'-mānya [ mahAmAnya ]

mfn. being in great honour with ( gen. ), Bhām.

mahā'-māya [ mahAmAya ]

mf ( ā ) n. having great deceit or illusion, R.

practising great deceit or illusion very illusory, R., Kathās.

m., N. of Viṣṇu, Pañcar.

of Śiva, MBh. ( RTL. 106 )

of an Asura, Kathās

of a Vidyā-dhara, ib.

( ā ), f. great deceit or illusion, the divine power of illusion ( which makes the universe appear as if really existing and renders it cognisable by the senses ), the illusory nature of worldly objects personified and identified with Durgā, Pur.

N. of a wife of Śuddhodana, Buddh.

( ī ), f., N. of Durgā, L.

°yā-dhara m., N. of Viṣṇu, MBh.

°yā-śambara ( or °ra-tantra ), n., N. of a Tantra

mahā'-māyūra [ mahAmAyUra ]

n. a partic. drug, Car.

( only ifc. ) a partic. prayer, Hcar.

( ī ), f. ( with Buddhists ) N. of one of the 5 amulets and of one of the 5 tutelary goddesses ( -mayūrī )

°rī-stotra n., N. of a collection of Stotras

mahā'-mārakata [ mahAmArakata ]

mf ( ā ) n. richly adorned with emeralds, BhP. ( -marakata )

mahā'-mārī [ mahAmArI ]

f. ' great destroying goddess ', a form of Durgā and a spell called from her, Pur.

a pestilence causing great mortality, the cholera, MW. ( mārī )

mahā'-mārga [ mahAmArga ]

m. a great road, high road, main street, Kām., BhP. ( -patha )

-pati m. a superintendent of roads, Rājat

mahā'-māla [ mahAmAla ]

mfn. wearing a great garland ( said of Siva ), MBh.

mahā'-mālikā [ mahAmAlikA ]

f. a kind of metre, Col.

mahā'-māṣa [ mahAmASa ]

m. a species of large bean, Suśr.

mahā'-māheśvara [ mahAmAhezvara ]

m. a great worshipper of Mahêśvara or Śiva, Rājat

mahā'-mīna [ mahAmIna ]

m. a large fish, Suśr.

mahā'-mukha [ mahAmukha ]

n. a great mouth, Var

the great embouchure of a river, Hariv.

mf ( ī ) n. large-mouthed ( said of Śiva ), MBh.

having a great embouchure, KātyŚr.

m. a crocodile, L.

N. of a Jina, Gal.

of a man, MBh.

mahā'-mucilinda [ mahAmucilinda ]

a species of plant, Buddh.

m., N. of a mythical mountain, Kāraṇḍ

-parvata m. id., Buddh.

mahā'-muṇḍanikā [ mahAmuNDanikA ]

or f. a kind of Sphaeranthus, L.

mahā'-muṇḍī [ mahAmuNDI ]

f. a kind of Sphaeranthus, L.

mahā'-mudrā [ mahAmudrA ]

f. a partic. posture or position of the hands or feet ( in the practice of Yoga, q.v. ), Cat.

a partic. high number, Buddh.

mahā'-muni [ mahAmuni ]

m. a great Muni or sage, ( esp. ) N. of a Buddha or Jina, MBh., R., BhP. etc.

Zanthoxylon Hastile, L.

N. of Vyāsa, W.

of Agastya, L.

of a Ṛṣi in the 5th Manv-antara, VP.

n. the seed of Zanthoxylon Hastile, L.

Elaeocarpus Ganitrus, L.

any medicinal herb, L.

-svâdhyāya m., N. of a work.

mahā'-mūḍha [ mahAmUDha ]

mfn. very foolish or infatuated

m. a great simpleton, Pañcat., Pañcar., Kathās

mahā'-mūrkha [ mahAmUrkha ]

m. a great fool, Pañcar.

mahā'-mūrti [ mahAmUrti ]

mfn. large-formed, great-bodied ( said of Viṣṇu ), MBh.

mahā'-mūrdhan [ mahAmUrdhan ]

mfn. great-headed, large-hṭheaded ( N. of Śiva ), MBh.

mahā'-mūla [ mahAmUla ]

n. a large or full-grown radish, Buddh.

a species of onion, L.

mahā'-mūlya [ mahAmUlya ]

mfn. very costly, L.

m. n. a ruby, L.

( also ā f. ) very precious cloth, L.

mahā'-mūṣaka [ mahAmUSaka ]

or m. a kind of rat, L.

mahā'-mūṣika [ mahAmUSika ]

m. a kind of rat, L.

mahā'-mṛga [ mahAmRga ]

m. a large animal, ( esp. ) any large wild animal, Vāgbh

an elephant, R.

the mythical animal Śarabha ( q.v. ), L.

mahā'-mṛtyu [ mahAmRtyu ]

m. the great death, KātyŚr., Sch.

N. of Śiva, L.

°yuṃ-jaya ( with lauha ), m. or n. ( ? ) ' conquering great death ', a partic. drug, L.

m., N. of a sacred text addressed to Śiva ( also °ya-mantra m. ), Cat.

°yuṃ-jaya-kalpa m. yuṃ-jaya-vidhi m. °yuṃ-jaya-homa m. °yuhara-stotra n., N. of works.

mahā'-mṛdha [ mahAmRdha ]

n. a great battle, MBh., R., Kathās

mahā'-megha [ mahAmegha ]

m. a great or dense cloud, AitĀr., MBh., R.

N. of Śiva, MBh.

of a man, MBh. ( v.l. megha-vega )

-giri m., N. of a mountain, Hariv.

-nibha-svana mfn. = -svana below, MW.

-nivāsin m. ' dwelling in thick clouds ', N. of Śiva, MBh.

-svana mfn. sounding like immense thunder-clouds, MBh.

°ghaˆugha-nirghoṣa mfn. sounding like a multitude of large thunder- clouds, MW.

mahā'-meda [ mahAmeda ]

m. Erythrina Indica, W.

m. ( L. ) or ( ā ), f. ( Suśr., Bhpr. ) a species of medicinal plant

mahā'-medha [ mahAmedha ]

m. a great sacrifice, MBh.

mahā'-medhā [ mahAmedhA ]

f. ' great intelligence ', N. of Durgā, MārkP.

mahā'-meru [ mahAmeru ]

( mahā'- ), m. the great mountain Meru, TĀr., VP.

N. of a Varsha, MBh.

-dhara m. a partic. Samādhi, Kāraṇḍ

mahā'-maitra [ mahAmaitra ]

m., N. of a Buddha, L.

( ī ), f. great friendship, great attachment, great compassion, Buddh. ( Dharmas. 131 )

°trī-samādhi m., N. of a partic. Samādhi, Buddh.

mahā'-moda [ mahAmoda ]

m. a species of jasmine, L.

mahā'-moha [ mahAmoha ]

m. great confusion or infatuation of mind, Pur., Rājat. etc.

( ā ), f., N. of Durgā, MārkP.

-mantra m. a very efficacious charm ( -tva n. ), Kathās

-svarôttara-tantra n., N. of a work.

mahā'-mohana [ mahAmohana ]

mfn. very confusing or bewildering, MBh.

mahā'-mohin [ mahAmohin ]

m. a thorn-apple, Bhpr.

mahā'-maudgalyāyana [ mahAmaudgalyAyana ]

m., N. of a disciple of Buddha, Buddh.

mahā'-mbuka [ mahAmbuka ]

( °hâm° ), m., N. of Śiva, L. ( perhaps w.r. for mahâmbu-da ; -megha ).

mahā'-mbu-ja [ mahAmbuja ]

( °hâm° ), n. a partic. high number, a billion, L.

mahā'-mla [ mahAmla ]

( °hâm° ), mfn. very acid or sour, W.

n. the fruit of the Indian tamarind, L.

acid seasoning, W.

mahā'-yakṣa [ mahAyakSa ]

m. a great Yaksha, a chief of the Yaksha, R. ( yakṣa-pati )

N. of the servant of the second Arhat of the present Avasarpiṇī, L.

pl. a class of Buddhist deities, MW.

( ī ), f. a great female Yaksha, R.

-senā-pati m. a general of the great Yaksha

N. of a Tantra deity, Buddh.

mahā'-yajñá [ mahAyajJa ]

m. a great sacrifice or offering, a principal act of devotion ( of these there are 5 accord. to, Mn. iii, 69-71, viz. brahma-, deva-, pitṛ-, manuṣya-, and bhūta-yajña ; IW. 194 etc., RTL. 411 )., ŚBr. etc.

N. of Viṣṇu, MBh.

pl. ( with pañca ) N. of a work.

-kratu m. = mahāyajñá above, Cat.

-bhāga-hara m. ' receiviṇg a share of the great sacrifice ', N. of Viṣṇu, MBh.

mahā'-yati [ mahAyati ]

m. a great ascetic, MārkP.

mahā'-yantra [ mahAyantra ]

n. a great mechanical work, MBh.

-pravartana n. the engaging in or erecting great mechanical works, Mn.

mahā'-yamá [ mahAyama ]

m. the great Yama, AV.

mahā'-yamaka [ mahAyamaka ]

n. a verse in which all four Pādas contain words with exactly the same sounds, but different senses ( e.g., Kir. xv, 52 or, Bhaṭṭ. x, 20 )

mahā'-yava [ mahAyava ]

m. a kind of large barley, L.

mahā'-yaśas [ mahAyazas ]

mfn. very glorious or renowned or celebrated, MBh., Hariv., R. etc.

m., N. of the fourth Arhat of the past Utsarpiṇī, L.

of a learned man, Cat.

f., N. of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, MBh.

mahā'-yaśaska [ mahAyazaska ]

mfn. = -yaśas mfn., L.

mahā'-yasa [ mahAyasa ]

( °hây° ), mfn. having much iron ( as an arrow which has a large point, Nīlak. ), MBh.

mahā'-yāgika [ mahAyAgika ]

m. pl. N. of a school of the Sāma-veda, Divyâv

mahā'-yātrā [ mahAyAtrA ]

f. a great pilgrimage, the pilgrimage to Benares, MW.

N. of a work.

mahā'-yātrika [ mahAyAtrika ]

m., N. of a man, Hāsy

mahā'-yāna [ mahAyAna ]

n. ' great vehicle ' ( opp. to hīna-y° ), N. of the later system of Buddhist teaching said to have been first promulgated by Nāgârjuna and treated of in the Mahā-yāna-sūtras, MWB. 66 ; 158-160 etc.

m. ' having a great chariot ', N. of a king of the Vidyādharas, Kathās

-deva m. an honorary N. of Hiouen-thsang, Buddh.

-parigrahaka m. a follower of the Mahā-yāna doctrines, ib.

-prabhāsa m., N. of a Bodhi-sattva, ib.

-yoga-śāstra n. -saṃgraha m. -samparigraha-śāstra n., N. of works.

-sūtra n., N. of the Sūtras of the later Buddhist system, MW.

( °tra-ratna-rāja m., N. of a highly esteemed Mahā-yāna-sūtra, Kāraṇḍ. )

°nâbhidharma-saṃgīti-śāstra n., N. of a work.

mahā'-yāma [ mahAyAma ]

n., N. of a Sāman, ĀrshBr.

mahā'-yāmya [ mahAyAmya ]

m., N. of Viṣṇu, MBh.

mahā'-yuga [ mahAyuga ]

n. a great Yuga or Yuga of the gods ( = 4 Yugas of mortals or the aggregate of the Kṛta, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali Yugas = 4, 320, 000 years

a day and a night of Brahmā comprise 2, 000 Mahā-yugas ), Sūryas. ( IW. 178 )

mahā'-yuta [ mahAyuta ]

( °hây° ), m. or n. ( ? ) a partic. high number, Buddh.

mahā'-yuddha [ mahAyuddha ]

n. a great fight, MBh.

mahā'-yudha [ mahAyudha ]

( °hây° ), mfn. having great weapons ( said of Śiva ), MBh.

mahā'-yoga-pañcaratne-āśvalāyanôpayogyâdhāna-prakaraṇa [ mahAyogapaJcaratneAzvalAyanopayogyAdhAnaprakaraNa ]

n., N. of a work.

mahā'-yogin [ mahAyogin ]

m. a great Yogin ( N. of Viṣṇu or of Śiva, esp. when worshipped by Buddhists, MWB. 215 ), MBh.

a cock, L.

mahā'-yogêśvara [ mahAyogezvara ]

m. a great master of the Yoga system, MBh.

mahā'-yoni [ mahAyoni ]

f. excessive dilation of the female organ, ŚārṅgS., Suśr. ( ati-m° )

mahā'-yaudhājaya [ mahAyaudhAjaya ]

n., N. of a Sāman, ĀrshBr.

mahā'-rakṣas [ mahArakSas ]

n. a great Rākshasa, Śāntik

mahā'-rakṣā [ mahArakSA ]

f. ( with Buddhists ) a great tutelary goddess ( 5 in number, viz. Mahā-pratisarā or Pādas, Mahā-māyūrī or Mahā-māyūrī, Mahā-sahasrapramardanī or Mahā-sahasrapramardinī, Mahā- śīta-vatī or Mahā-śeta-vatī and Mahā-mantrânusāriṇī ), Buddh., W.

mahā'-rakṣita [ mahArakSita ]

m., N. of a man, Buddh.

mahā'-raṅga [ mahAraGga ]

m. a large stage, Hariv.

mahā'-rajata [ mahArajata ]

n. gold, R., MārkP.

m. a thorn-apple, L.

mfn. w.r. for next, mfn., Hariv.

mahā'-rajana [ mahArajana ]

n. the safflower, Daś

gold, L. ( prec. )

mfn. coloured with safflower, Hariv.

-gandhi or °dhin n. a kind of ruby, L.

mahā'-rañjana [ mahAraJjana ]

n. the safflower, MBh. ( w.r. for -rajana )

mahā'-raṇa [ mahAraNa ]

m. a great battle, ĀpŚr., Sch., MBh., Pratāp

v.l. for mahīraṇa, ( q.v. ), VP.

mahā'-raṇya [ mahAraNya ]

( °hâr° ), n. a great forest, R., Buddh.

mahā'-ratna [ mahAratna ]

n. a precious jewel, most precious of all jewel, Kathās., SaddhP., Prasaṅg

-pratimaṇḍita m., N. of a Kalpa or cycle, Buddh.

-maya mfn. consisting of precious jewel, Kathās

-vat mfn. adorned with precious jewel, MBh.

-varṣā f., N. of a Tantra deity, Buddh.

°nâbhiṣeka-rāma-dhyāna n., N. of a work.

mahā'-rathá [ mahAratha ]

m. a great chariot, MBh., R.

a great warrior ( not a Bahu-vrīhi comp., as shown by the accent ; ratha, ' a warrior ' )., VS., TS., MBh. etc.

N. of a Rākshasa, R.

of a son of Viśvā-mitra, R.

of a king, MārkP., Buddh.

of a minister, Rājat

desire, longing, L. ( mano-ratha )

mfn. possessing great chariots, Hariv.

-tva n. the being a great warrior, MBh.

-mañjarī f., N. of a work.

mahā'-rathyā [ mahArathyA ]

f. ( ifc. f. ā ) a great street, high street ( with purī, a city having large streets ), MBh., R.

mahā'-rambha [ mahArambha ]

( °hâr° ), m. a great undertaking, Subh

mfn. performing great undertaking, enterprising, industrious, Kām

n. a kind of salt, L.

mahā'-rava [ mahArava ]

mf ( ā ) n. loud-sounding, uttering loud cries, MBh., Hariv., MārkP.

m. loud cries or roarings, Hit.

a frog, L.

N. of a Daitya, Hariv. ( v.l. -bala )

of a man, MBh.

mahā'-raśmi-jālâvabhāsa-garbha [ mahArazmijAlAvabhAsagarbha ]

m., N. of a Bodhi-sattva, Buddh.

mahā'-rasa [ mahArasa ]

m. ' precious mineral ' ( N. of 8 metals or minerals used in medicine ), Cat., L.

quicksilver, L.

flavour, R.

mfn. having much flavour, very savoury, MBh.

m. a sugar-cane, L.

Phoenix Sylvestris, L.

Scirpus Kysoor, L.

( ā ), f. Indigofera Tinctoria, L.

Clitoria Ternatea, L.

Evolvulus Alsinoides, L.

n. sour rice-water, L.

-vatī f. ' having much flavour ', a very savoury kind of food, Bharaṭ.

°sâyana-vidhi m., N. of a work.

mahā'-rājá [ mahArAja ]

m. a great king, reigning prince, supreme sovereign, Br. etc.

N. of the moon, MaitrS.

of a partic. deity, MānGṛ. ( -rājan ! ), Āpast

of Kubera, TĀr.

of Viṣṇu, BhP.

pl. ( with Buddhists ) a partic. class of divine beings ( the guardians of the earth and heavens against the demons ), MWB. 206

a Jina, Gal.

N. of Mañjuśrī, L.

of the successors of Vallabhâcārya ( founder of a sect ), RTL. 135 etc.

a finger-nail, L.

-kulīna mfn. belonging to a race of great kings, R.

-cūta m. a kind of mango, L.

-druma m. Cathartocarpus Fistula, L.

-nighaṇṭu m., N. of a work.

-phala m. a kind of mango, L.

-miśra m., N. of a man, Cat.

°jâṅgaṇa ( or °gana ), n. the courtyard in the palace of a reigning prince, R.

°jâdhirāja m. a paramount sovereign, emperor, Kād

mahā'-rājaka [ mahArAjaka ]

m. pl. = -rājika-deva pl., L.

mahā'-rājika [ mahArAjika ]

m., N. of Viṣṇu, MBh.

-deva pl. ( with Buddhists ) N. of a class of gods ( the inhabitants of the lowest heaven ), MWB. 206

mahā'-rājñī [ mahArAjJI ]

f. a reigning queen, BhP.

N. of Durgā, Kathās

-stava m., N. of a work.

mahā'-rājya [ mahArAjya ]

n. the rank or title of a reigning sovereign, MBh.

mahā'-rātra [ mahArAtra ]

n. the time after midnight or near the close of night , ( accord. to some also ) midnight, ŚāṅkhBr., ŚrS., BhP.

mahā'-rātri [ mahArAtri ]

or f. = prec., L.

mahā'-rātrī [ mahArAtrI ]

f. = prec., L.

the great night of the complete destruction of the world, Devīm., Sch.

the 8th day in the light half of the month Āśvina, L.

N. of a festival ( kept by the left-hand worshippers on the 14th day of the dark half of Māgha ), RTL. 204

°tri-caṇḍikā-vidhāna n., N. of a work.

( only °trī ), f., N. of a Śakti of Śiva, VP.

mahā'-rāmāyaṇa [ mahArAmAyaNa ]

n. the great Rāmāyaṇa, Cat.

mahā'-rāva [ mahArAva ]

m. loud cries, Hit.

mahā'-rāṣṭra [ mahArASTra ]

m. pl. the Marāṭha people, commonly called Mahrattas, Var., MārkP. etc.

( ī ), f. ( scil. bhāṣā ) the Marāṭhī or Mahratta language, Sāh. etc.

a species of culinary plant, L.

Commelina Salicifolia, L.

n. a great kingdom, great country, ( esp. ) the land of the Marāṭhas in the west of India, W.

a kind of metre, Col.

-variṣṭha-bhāṣāmaya mfn. composed in the excellent language of the Marāṭhas, Siṉhâs

°ṭraka mf ( ikā ) n. belonging to the Marāṭhas, Cat.

( m. pl. the Marāṭhas, Cat. )

°ṭrīya mf ( ā ) n. id., Cat.

mahā'-riṣṭa [ mahAriSTa ]

m. a species of tree allied to the Melia Bukayun, L.

mahā'-ruj [ mahAruj ]

( ŚārṅgS. ) or ( Suśr. ), mfn. causing great pain, very painful

mahā'-ruja [ mahAruja ]

( Suśr. ), mfn. causing great pain, very painful

mahā'-ruṇa [ mahAruNa ]

( °hâr° ), m., N. of a mountain, R.

mahā'-rudra [ mahArudra ]

m. ' great Rudra ', a form of Śiva, Cat.

N. of an author ( ? ), Cat.

( ā ), f. a form of Durgā, Hcat

( ī ), f. id., W. ( prob. w.r. for -raudrī, q.v. )

-karma-kalāpapaddhati f. -japa-vidhi m. -nyāsa-paddhati, f. -paddhati f. -pīṭha-devatā f. pl., -prayoga m. ( and °ga- paddhati f. ), -vidhi m., N. of works.

-siṃha m., N. of an author, Cat.

mahā'-ruru [ mahAruru ]

m. a species of antelope, MBh.

mahā'-rūpa [ mahArUpa ]

mfn. mighty in form ( said of Śiva ), MBh.

m., N. of a Kalpa or cycle, Buddh.

resin, W.

( ā ), f., N. of one of Durgā's attendants, W.

mahā'-rūpaka [ mahArUpaka ]

n. a kind of drama, L.

mahā'-rūpin [ mahArUpin ]

mfn. large-formed, great in shape, R.

mahā'-retas [ mahAretas ]

mfn. abounding in seed ( N. of Śiva ), MBh.

mahā'-roga [ mahAroga ]

m. a severe illness, ĀśvŚr.

mahā'-rogin [ mahArogin ]

mfn. suffering from a severe illness, Pañcar., KūrmaP.

mahā'-roca [ mahAroca ]

m. or n. ( ? ) a species of plant, Buddh.

mahā'-roman [ mahAroman ]

mfn. having large or thick hair on the body ( said of Śiva ), MBh.

m., N. of a king, R., Pur.

of the superior of a Buddhist monastery, Buddh. ( w.r. roma - ; -loman ).

mahā'-romaśa [ mahAromaza ]

mfn. having large or thick hair, Suśr.

mahā'-rohi [ mahArohi ]

m. a species of great gazelle, R.

mahā'-raudra [ mahAraudra ]

mf ( ā ) n. very terrible, MBh., MārkP. ( ati-m° )

( ī ), f. a form of Durgā, Cat. ( -rudrī )

mahā'-raurava [ mahAraurava ]

m., N. of a hell, AitUp., Śaṃk., Pur. etc. ( one of the 8 hot hells, Dharmas. 121 )

n., N. of a Sāman, ĀrshBr.

mahā'-rauhiṇa [ mahArauhiNa ]

m., N. of a demon, VarBṛS.

mahā'-rgha [ mahArgha ]

( °hâr° ), mfn. high-priced, very precious or valuable, MBh., Kathās. ( also °ghya, Bharat. )

costly, expensive, Bālar

m. Perdix Chinensis, L.

-tā f. great costliness, preciousness, high value, Var., Śiś., ŚārṅgP. ( also °ghya-tā, Rājat. )

-rūpa mf ( ā ) n. of splendid form, Kathās

mahā'-rcis [ mahArcis ]

( °hâr° ), mfn. having great flames, flaming high, MBh.

mahā'-rṇava [ mahArNava ]

( °hâr° ), m. ' mighty sea ', the ocean, MaitrUp., R. etc.

N. of Śiva, L.

of sev. wks.

pl. ' dwelling by the ocean ', N. of a people, MārkP.

-karma-vipāka m., N. of a work.

-nipānavid m., N. of Śiva, MBh.

-prakāśa m. -vratârka m., N. of works.

mahā'-rtha [ mahArtha ]

( °hâr° ), m. a great thing, a gr matter, DevīP.

weighty or important meaning, MW.

mf ( ā ) n. having large substance, rich, VarBṛS.

great, dignified, W.

having great meaning, significant, important, weighty, MBh., R.

m., N. of a Dānava, Kathās

n. = mahā-bhāṣya ( q.v. ), Cat.

-tā f. fullness of meaning or significancy, L.

-prakāśa m. -mañjarī f., N. of works.

-vat mfn. having great meaning, very significant, MBh.

of great consequence, very dignified, MW.

°thaka mfn. valuable, L.


having great meaning, very important etc., MW.

mahā'-rdraka [ mahArdraka ]

( °hâr° ), n. wild ginger, L.

mahā'-rdha [ mahArdha ]

( °hâr° ), m. a species of plant, L.

mahā'-rbuda [ mahArbuda ]

( °hâr° ), n. 10 Arbudas = 1000 millions, Jyot

mahā'-rma [ mahArma ]

( °hâr° ), Pāṇ. 6-2, 90

mahā'-rya [ mahArya ]

( °hâr° ), m., N. of a teacher, Cat.

-siddhânta m., N. of a work.

mahā'-rha [ mahArha ]

( °hâr° ), mfn. very worthy or deserving, very valuable or precious, splendid, MBh., R. etc.

n. white sandal-wood, L.

mahā'-lakṣmī [ mahAlakSmI ]

f. the great Lakshmī ( properly the Śakti of Nārāyaṇa or Viṣṇu, but sometimes identified with Durgā or with Sarasvatī

also N. of Dākshāyaṇī in Kara-vīra ), Pañcar., Kathās. ( RTL. 385 )

N. of a girl 13 years old and not arrived at puberty ( who represents the goddess Durgā at the Durgā festival ), L.

of a woman, Cat.

a kind of metre, Col.

-kalpa m., N. of a work.

-tīrtha n., N. of a Tīrtha, Cat.

-nāma-vidhi m. -paddhati f. -ratna-kośa m., N. of works.

-vilāsa m. a partic. drug, L.

-vrata n. a partic. religious observance, Cat.

( °ta-pūjā f. ), -sûkta n. -stotra n. -hṛdaya n. ( °ya-stotra n. )

°my-aṣṭaka n., N. of a work.

mahā'-laya [ mahAlaya ]

( °hâl° ), m. a great dwelling, MW.

a great temple, great monastery, ib.

a temple, W.

a monastery, L.

a place of refuge, sanctuary, asylum, W.

the Loka or world of Brahmā, W.

a tree etc. sacred to a deity, W.

a place of pilgrimage, L.

the great Universal Spirit, L.

a partic. half month, Tithyād

N. of a place, Cat.

of a man, Cat.

( ā ), f., N. of a partic. festival, the day of the moon's change in the month Bhādra and the last day of the Hindū lunar year, Col.

of a partic. deity, A.

( prob. ) n., N. of a Liṅga, Cat.

-prayoga m. -śrāddha-paddhati f., N. of works.

mahā'-lalāṭa [ mahAlalATa ]

mfn. having a great forehead, R.

mahā'-lasā [ mahAlasA ]

( °hâl° ), f. ' very lazy ', N. of a woman, Cat.

mahā'-li-kaṭabhī [ mahAlikaTabhI ]

f. v.l. for -di-k°, q.v., L.

mahā'-liṅga [ mahAliGga ]

n. a great Liṅga or phallus, Rājat

N. of a place, Cat.

mfn. having a great male organ ( N. of Śiva ), MBh.

-yogin m. -śāstrin m., N. of authors, Cat.

mahā'-līlāsarasvatī [ mahAlIlAsarasvatI ]

f. a form of the goddess Tārā, q.v., Tantras

mahā'-lugi [ mahAlugi ]

m., N. of an astronomer, Cat.

-paddhati f., N. of a work.

mahā'-lodha [ mahAlodha ]

( W. ) or ( L. ), m. a species of Symplocos

mahā'-lodhra [ mahAlodhra ]

( L. ), m. a species of Symplocos

mahā'-loman [ mahAloman ]

m., N. of the superior of a Buddhist monastery, Buddh. ( w.r. -loma ; -roman ).

mahā'-lola [ mahAlola ]

mfn. excessively eager, L.

m. a crow, L.

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