Mahabhuta, Mahābhūta, Maha-bhuta: 25 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Mahabhuta in Sanskrit glossary

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

Mahābhūta (महाभूत):—[(ma + bhūta)]

1) adj. gross seiend, gross: ye ca mahābhūtā bhujaṃgamāḥ [Mahābhārata 13, 6164.] mahābhūtā (= vṛddhībhūtāḥ Schol.) bhūmikampe catvāraḥ sāgarāḥ pṛthak . velāmudvartayantīva [6, 105.] In dieser Bed. hätte man eher mahadbhūta erwartet. —

2) m. ein grosses Geschöpf, - Wesen: sthāvarā jaṅgamāścaiva mahābhūtāstathāpare so v. a. hohe Bäume und grosse Thiere [Mahābhārata 2, 466.] —

3) n. Element (Erde, Wasser, Feuer, Luft, Aether) [Yāska’s Nirukta 14, 5. 10.] [Aitareyopaniṣad 5, 3.] [MAITRYUP. 3, 2.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1, 6.] [Bhagavadgītā 13, 5.] [Mahābhārata 3, 13913. fg. 6, 178. 12, 6821. 6823. 14, 983. 1092. 15, 924.] [Suśruta 1, 4, 1.] [Sūryasiddhānta 12, 23.] [Raghuvaṃśa 1, 29.] [Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 14, 67.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 69, 4.] [BṚH. 8, 21.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 26, 12.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 54, 2.] [Sânkhya Philosophy 15.] [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 351, 5.] [Madhusūdanasarasvatī’s Prasthānabheda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 20, 1.] ghaṭadāna [Oxforder Handschriften 35,b,15] [?(Weber’s Verzeichniss 137.a.) 43,a,19.] Vgl. mahānti bhūtāni unter mahant 1.

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

Mahābhūta (महाभूत):——

1) Adj. gross seiend , gross.

2) m. ein grosses Geschöpf , — Wesen.

3) n. Element ( Erde , Wasser , Feuer , Luft , Aether ).

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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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