Mahakaya, Mahākaya, Mahākāya, Maha-kaya, Mahākāyā: 23 definitions


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

Mahākāya (महाकाय):—[(ma + kāya)]

1) adj. grossleibig (von lebenden Wesen aller Art) [Arjunasamāgama 3, 24.] [Indralokāgamana 1, 6.] [Nalopākhyāna 11, 20.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 26, 23. 55, 2] (mahākāyaśirodhara) . [Geschichte des Vidūṣaka 235. 326.] [Pañcatantra 59, 8. 170, 23.] Viṣṇu (v. l. mahākāla, mahāmāya) [DHYĀNABINDŪP.] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 1. Śiva] [Mahābhārata 13, 1148. 1168. 1199.] Davon nom. abstr. tva n. [Pañcatantra 170, 25.] —

2) m. a) Elephant [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 174.] — b) Nomen proprium eines Wesens im Gefolge Śiva’s [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 50.] [Mahābhārata 13, 7103] (unter nandīśvara ist diese Stelle zu 2. zu setzen). — c) Nomen proprium eines Fürsten der Garuḍa [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 3.] —

3) f. ā Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's [Mahābhārata 9, 2642.]

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

Mahākāya (महाकाय):——

1) Adj. grossleibig , von grossem Umfange (Baum [Rāmāyaṇa 4,18,11.6,17,28]). Nom.abstr. tva n.

2) m. — a) *Elephant. — b) Nomen proprium — α) eines Wesens im Gefolge Śiva's. — β) eines Fürsten der Garuḍa. —

3) f. ā Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's.

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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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