Mahananda, Mahānanda, Maha-ananda, Maha-nanda, Mahānandā, Mahanamda: 15 definitions


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

Mahānanda (महानन्द):—[(mahā + ā] und mahā + na)

1) m. a) grosse Wonne so v. a. die letzte Befreiung der Seele [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 74.] [Halāyudha 1, 124.] — b) Nomen proprium eines Schülers Buddha's [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 2.] eines Fürsten [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 134, 29. 40.] fehlerhaft für mahānandi [Viṣṇupurāṇa 467] (das eine Mal richtig). — c) Nomen proprium eines Flusses [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde I, 59.] —

2) f. ā a) Branntwein [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — b) der 9te Tag in der lichten Hälfte des Monats Māgha [Tithyāditattva im Śabdakalpadruma] — c) Nomen proprium eines Flusses [Mahābhārata 13, 1731.] sā padmāyā viniḥsṛtā rāmapurākhyagrāmātpaścimata uttaradiggatā [Śabdakalpadruma]

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

Mahānanda (महानन्द):——

1) m. — a) grosse Wonne. Nom.abstr. tva n. — b) *die letzte Befreiung der Seele. — c) eine Art Flöte [Saṃgitasārasaṃgraha 196.] — d) Nomen proprium — α) eines Schülers Śākyamuni's. — β) eines Fürsten. — γ) eines Flusses. —

2) f. ā — a) *Branntwein [Rājan 14,138.] — b) *eine best. Pflanze , = ārāmaśītalā [Rājan 10,177.] — c) der neunte Tag in der lichten Hälfte des Māgha. — d) Nomen proprium eines Flusses.

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