Mahabrahma, Mahābrahmā, Mahābrahma, Maha-brahma: 9 definitions


Mahabrahma means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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

Mahābrahma (महाब्रह्म):—und brahman (ma + brahman) m. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 4, 105.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 6, 44.]

1) ein grosser Brahmane; nicht zu belegen, da in [Benfey’ Chrestomathie aus Sanskritwerken 20, 6] (vgl. [Mahābhārata 5, 7043]) mahābrahman stillschweigend für richtiges mahabrahman gesetzt worden ist (mahat gehört zu kāryam) . —

2) der grosse Brahman (der Gott) [WASSILJEW 198.] [Hiouen-Thsang 1, 477.] pl. eine Klasse von Göttern bei den Buddhisten [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 82.] [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 171, 1] (brahman) . [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 101. fgg.] [Burnouf 202. 609. fgg.] (brahma und brahman) . [KÖPPEN 1, 256. 260.]

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

Mahābrahma (महाब्रह्म):—und n m. der grosse Brahman (der Gott). Pl. eine best. Klasse von Göttern bei den Buddhisten.

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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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