Mahapunya, Mahāpuṇya, Maha-punya: 6 definitions

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

Mahāpuṇya (महापुण्य):—[(ma + pu)]

1) adj. f. ā überaus schön, gut, rein, heilig: vṛtta [Harivaṃśa 14406.] deśa [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 40, 5.] gaṅgā [Mahābhārata 13, 1842.] ein Bodhisattva [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 21.] —

2) f. ā Nomen proprium eines heiligen Flusses [Oxforder Handschriften 46,b, Nalopākhyāna 3.]

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

Mahāpuṇya (महापुण्य):——

1) Adj. (f. ā) — a) überaus günstig , glücklich (Tag) [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,63,13.65,13.] — b) überaus gut , — schön. — c) überaus reinigend , — heilig.

2) f. ā Nomen proprium eines Flusses.

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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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