Mahesha, Maheśa, Maha-isha: 20 definitions


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Mahesha has 19 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Maheśa can be transliterated into English as Mahesa or Mahesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Mahesh.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Maheśa (महेश):—[(mahā + īśa)] m.

1) der grosse Herr, Gott [WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 244.] Beiname Śiva’s [Spr. 4710.] [MUIR, Stenzler 2, 446.] liṅga [KṢITĪŚ. 25, 16.] netra Bez. der Zahl drei [Śrutabodha 36.] — b) Nomen proprium einer buddhistischen Gottheit [WILSON, Sel. Works 2, 17.] — c) Nomen proprium verschiedener Männer [Oxforder Handschriften 189,b, No. 433. 201,b, No. 481. 261,a,13] [?(Weber’s Verzeichniss 159,4). HALL 66. 202.] — Vgl. māheśa .

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Māheśa (माहेश):—(von maheśa)

1) m. unter den Mānavaugha [Oxforder Handschriften 101,b,9.] Wohl fehlerhaft für māheśī . —

2) f. ī Beiname der Durgā [Devīpurāṇa 45 im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Maheśa (महेश):—Z. 3 lies

2) st. b); Z. 4 lies

3) st. c).

3) tīrtha [Rāmāyaṇa] ed. [SCHL. I, XXXI.]

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

Maheśa (महेश):—m.

1) der grosse Herr , Gott.

2) Beiname Śiva's. —

3) Nomen proprium — a) einer buddhistischen Gottheit. — b) verschiedener Männer.

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Māheśa (माहेश):——

1) m. unter den Mānavaugha. —

2) f. ī Beiname der Durgā.

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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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