Mahartha, Mahārtha, Maha-artha: 12 definitions


Mahartha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahārtha (महार्थ):—1. (mahā + artha) m. eine grosse Sache, Grosses: sādhanī devī [Devīpurāṇa] [?45; s. u. 4.] mahābhoga .

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Mahārtha (महार्थ):—2. (wie eben)

1) adj. f. ā a) reich [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 68, 64.] — b) bedeutsam, gewichtig: gāvo mahārthāḥ puṇyāśca tārayanti ca mānavān [Mahābhārata 13, 3803.] vacana [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 55, 25.] grantha [MUIR, Stenzler 4, 417]; nach dem Schol. n. = mahābhāṣya (anders [MUIR]). Davon nom. abstr. f. Inhaltsschwere: vācaḥ [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 66.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Dānava [Kathāsaritsāgara 47, 26.]

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Mahārtha (महार्थ):—2.

1) b) [Z. 3] vgl. [Rāmāyaṇa 7, 36, 45.]

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

Mahārtha (महार्थ):—1. m. eine grosse Sache , Grosses.

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Mahārtha (महार्थ):—2. —

1) Adj. (f. ā) — a) reich. — b) bedeutsam , gewichtig.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Dānava. —

3) n. Bez. des Mahābhāṣya.

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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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