Mahapataka, Mahāpātaka, Maha-pataka: 14 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Mahapataka in Sanskrit glossary

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

Mahāpātaka (महापातक):—[(ma + pā)] n. ein schweres Verbrechen, deren fünf namhaft gemacht werden: Brahmanenmord, Genuss von Branntwein, Diebstahl, Unzucht mit der Frau des Lehrers und Umgang mit denen, die sich eines jener vier Verbrechen schuldig gemacht haben; vgl. [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 11, 54. - 245. 257.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 206.] manye nirdhanatā prakāmamaparaṃ ṣaṣṭhaṃ mahāpātakam [Spr. 3098.] [Mṛcchakaṭikā 174, 10.] pañcaka [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 25,17.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 51,57.] [Oxforder Handschriften 74,b,43. 281,b,9.] [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 356,5], wo vielleicht mahāpātakapāpiṣṭhaiḥ zu lesen ist.

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

Mahāpātaka (महापातक):—n. ein schweres Verbrechen ( Brahmanenmord , Genuss von Branntwein , Diebstahl , Unzucht mit der Frau des Lehrers und Umgang mit solchen , die sich jener Verbrechen schuldig gemacht haben ) [Gautama's Dharmaśāstra]

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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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