Mahatman, Mahātman, Maha-atman: 10 definitions

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Mahatman means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mahātman (महात्मन्):—1. (mahā + ā) m. der grosse Geist, die Weltseele: kālaḥ pacati bhūtāni sarvāṇyeva mahātmani (= īśvare [Scholiast]) [MAITRYUP. 6, 15.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1, 54] (= paramātman [Kullūka]). der Intellect (= mahattattva [Scholiast]) [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 7, 24.]

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Mahātman (महात्मन्):—2. (wie eben)

1) adj. a) eine grosse d. i. edle Natur habend, edel, hochherzig [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 367.] [Halāyudha 2, 201.] Beiname von Göttern und Menschen [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1, 4. 41. 61. 5, 1.] [Sundopasundopākhyāna 3, 30.] [Brāhmaṇavilāpa 1, 29.] [Nalopākhyāna 2, 11. 12. 3, 17. 4, 6. 8, 17. 11, 18.] [Mahābhārata 1, 6017. 5, 6011.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 76. 3, 8. 8, 1. 51, 25. 60, 33. 2, 45, 1.] [Spr. 305. 364. 1336. 1735. 2107] (Gegens. durātman) . [?2146. 2825. 5010. KĀM. NĪTIS. 3, 11. 36. Kathāsaritsāgara 28, 34 (voc.). 65, 84. 66, 168 (voc.). Brahmapurāṇa in Lassen’s Anthologie 53, 5. 56, 4. Sāhityadarpana 2, 15. Hitopadeśa I, 8. WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 354. Śiva Mahābhārata 13, 1149.] sūrya [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 40, 62.] — b) einen grossen Geist habend so v. a. hochbegabt, überaus klug: buddhirmahātmanām [Spr. 584.] — c) hochstehend, mächtig, gewaltig: kāla [Spr. 2186.] sa bhūmipālāya vidhātumauṣadhaṃ mahātmanāṃ cārhati sūrisattamaḥ [Suśruta 1, 248, 9.] mahāpadma (ein Weltelephant) [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 1, 42, 16.] pṛthivī sarvā khanyate sagarātmajaiḥ . bahavaśca mahātmāno (= siddhagandharvādayaḥ Schol.) vadhyante jalacāriṇaḥ .. [Rāmāyaṇa ed. Bomb. 1, 39, 25.] kula hochstehend, vornehm [Spr. 3817.] Gegens. kṛpaṇa [Pañcatantra 24, 4.] —

2) m. (sc. gaṇa) Bez. einer Klasse von Manen [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 96, 46.] — Vgl. māhātmya .

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

Mahātman (महात्मन्):—1. m.

1) die Weltseele.

2) der Intellect.

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Mahātman (महात्मन्):—2. —

1) Adj. — a) eine edle Natur habend , edel , hochherzig. — b) hochbegabt , überaus klug. — c) hochstehend , mächtig , gewaltig , vornehm Geschlecht ). —

2) m. — a) (sc. gaṇa) eine best. Klasse von Manen. — b) Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Dhīmant [Wilson's Uebersetzung des Viṣṇupurāṇa 2,107.]

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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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