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mahát [ mahat ]

mfn. ( orig. pr. p. of √ 1. mah ; strong form, mahānt, f. mahatī' ; in ep. often mahat for mahāntam ; ibc. mostly mahā, q.v. ) great ( in space, time, quantity or degree ), i.e. large, big, huge, ample, extensive, long, abundant, numerous, considerable, important, high, eminent, RV. etc. ( also ind. in mahad-√ bhū, to become great or full said of the moon, Śiś. )

abounding or rich in ( instr. ), ChUp.

( ifc. ) distinguished by, Śak.

early ( morning ), ib.

advanced ( afternoon ), MBh.

violent ( pain or emotion ), ib.

thick ( as darkness ), gross, ib.

loud ( as noise ), Lāṭy.

many ( people, with jana sg. ), MBh. ( with uktha, n. a partic. Uktha of 720 verses ; with aukthya, n., N. of a Sāman, MBh. ; mahānti bhūtāni, the gross elements, Mn. MBh. ; mahābhūta ).

m. a great or noble man ( opp. to nīca, alpa or dīna ), Kāv. Kām. Pañcat.

the leader of a sect or superior of a monastery, RTL. 87, n. 1

a camel, L.

N. of Rudra or of a partic. Rudra, BhP.

of a Dānava, Hariv.

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

of two princes, VP.

m. ( rarely n. scil. tattva ), ' the great principle ', N. of Buddhi, ' Intellect ', or the intellectual principle ( according to the Sāṃkhya philosophy the second of the 23 principles produced from Prakṛti and so called as the great source of Ahaṃkāra, ' self-consciousness ', and Manas, ' the mind ' ; cf. IW. 83, 91 etc. ), MaitrUp. Mn. Sāṃkhyak. MBh. etc.

( atī ), f. the egg-plant, Bhpr.

the ( 7 or 100-stringed ) lute of Nārada, Śiś.

( with dvādaśī ), the 12th day in the light half of the month Bhādrapada, Pur. Suśr.

n. anything great or important, ChUp.

greatness, power, might, ŚBr. ĀśvGṛ.

dominion, L.

a great thing, important matter, the greater part, ĀśvGṛ.

advanced state or time ( mahatí rātṛyai or rātryai, in the middle of the night, TS. Br. )

sacred knowledge, MBh.

mahát-katha [ mahatkatha ]

mfn. talked about by the great, mentioned by them, BhP.

mahát-kāṇḍá [ mahatkANDa ]

m. or n. ( ? ), N. of a section of the Atharva-veda-saṃhitā, AV.

mahát-kula [ mahatkula ]

n. a distinguished or noble family, Pañcad

mahát-kṣetra [ mahatkSetra ]

mfn. occupying a wide district or territory, L.

mahát-tattva [ mahattattva ]

n. ' the great principle ', Intellect ( see above ), BhP.

mahát-tama [ mahattama ]

mfn. greatest or very great

-pada mfn. holding a great or high position ( said of a saint ), Divyâv.

mahát-tara [ mahattara ]

mfn. greater or very great or mighty or strong, MBh. R. Kathās.

m. the oldest, most respectable, chief, principal, R. ( ā f., Mṛcch. )

the head or oldest man of a village, L.

a Śūdra ( ? ), W.

a courtier, chamberlain, Kathās.

N. of a son of Kaśyapa ( or of Kāśyapa ), MBh.

( ī ), f., N. of a form of the goddess Tārā, Buddh.

°raka m. a courtier, chamberlain, Kathās.

( ikā ), f. a lady of the bedchamber, Kād.

mahát-tā [ mahattA ]

f. greatness, high rank or position, Kathās.

mahát-tva [ mahattva ]

n. id., Kāv. Var

great size or extent, magnitude, MBh. Kāv. etc.

violence, intensity, Suśr.

moral greatness, Kathās.

-rahita mfn. deprived of majesty or greatness, MW.

mahát-pati [ mahatpati ]

m. ' great lord ', N. of Viṣṇu, Viṣṇ.

mahát-sena [ mahatsena ]

m., N. of a prince, VP.

mahát-sevā [ mahatsevA ]

f. service of the great, homage ( rendered ) to great men, MW.

mahát-sthāna [ mahatsthAna ]

n. a high place, lofty position ( v.l. mahā-sth° ), ib.

 mahát [ mahat ]

mahán etc. p. 794 See cols. 2, 3.