Mahattva: 10 definitions


Mahattva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Mahattva (महत्त्व):—(wie eben) n. Grösse, = mahan [Yāska’s Nirukta 11, 37.] [Bhāṣāpariccheda 57.] taraṃgasya [Halāyudha 3, 31.] randhrasya [KĀM. NĪTIS. 15, 15.] mahābhāratasya grosser Umfang [Mahābhārata 1, 266.] balasya Grösse, Stärke [Yāska’s Nirukta 10, 10.] snehasya [Mālavikāgnimitra 32, 10.] rogasya Heftigkeit [Suśruta 1, 268, 8. 291, 20.] Grösse so v. a. hohe Stellung, hohes Ansehen: śūdro pi mahattvamīyāt [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 96. 63, 19.] ṣaḍvyāghātā mahattvasya [Spr. 388. 862. 1030. 2141. 4870.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 5, 36.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 2, 46.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 16, 30. 9, 5, 14.]

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

Mahattva (महत्त्व):—n.

1) Grösse , grosser Umfang.

2) Grösse , Stärke , Heftigkeit.

3) hohe Stellung , hohes Ansehen.

4) sittliche Grösse [137,14.] [Indische sprüche 7718.]

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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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