Mahavana, Mahāvana, Maha-vana: 16 definitions


Mahavana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahāvana (महावन):—1. (ma + vana) n.

1) ein grosser Wald [Jaṭādhara im Śabdakalpadruma] [Nalopākhyāna.12, 98.] [Mahābhārata 5, 2322] (wo mit der ed. Bomb. chinnaṃ st. channaṃ zu lesen ist). [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 55, 48. 5, 12, 25.] —

2) n. Nomen proprium eines in einem grossen Walde gelegenen buddhistischen Klosters in Udyāna [Burnouf 396.] [Hiouen-Thsang 1, 136] (saṃghārāma) . [KÖPPEN 1, 146.] Nomen proprium eines Waldes in Vṛudāvana [Śabdakalpadruma]

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Mahāvana (महावन):—2. (wie eben) adj. einen grossen Wald habend [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 6, 10.]

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

Mahāvana (महावन):—1. n.

1) ein grosser Wald.

2) n. Nomen proprium — a) *eines Waldes. — b) eines in einem Walde gelegenen buddh. Klosters.

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Mahāvana (महावन):—2. Adj. einen grossen Wald habend.

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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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