Maheshvara, Maheśvara, Māheśvara, Maha-ishvara: 34 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Maheśvara and Māheśvara can be transliterated into English as Mahesvara or Maheshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Maheśvara (महेश्वर):—

1) m. (mahā + ī) a) der grosse Herr, Oberherr, Haupt [Medinīkoṣa r. 292.] tamīśvarāṇāṃ paramaṃ maheśvaram [ŚVETĀŚV. Upakośā 6, 7.] tridaśānām (Indra) [Mahābhārata 1, 8261.] loka Beiname Kṛṣṇa’s [Bhagavadgītā 10, 3.] sarvaloka desgl. [5, 29.] Śiva’s [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 37, 13.] devāsura (Śiva) [Mahābhārata 13, 1260.] Ohne Ergänzung pl. Bez. der Welthüter Indra, Yama, Agni und Varuṇa [Nalopākhyāna 3, 8. 4, 23. 5, 21.] sg. Gott (im Gegens. zu prakṛti) [ŚVETĀŚV. Upakośā 4, 10.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 92.] [MUIR, Stenzler 3, 5. 71. 222.] Insbes. Beiname Śiva’s [Amarakoṣa.1,1,1,25.3,4,9,37.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 198.] [Medinīkoṣa] [Pariśiṣṭa des Atharvaveda 42,3.] [Weber’s Indische Studien.4,359.] [Mahābhārata.1,1154. 7701. 12,12957. 14,141.] [Harivaṃśa 7586.] [Rāmāyaṇa.1,37,27. 44,5. 76,17.5,5,7.] [Raghuvaṃśa.3,49.] [Spr. 9. 2159.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 69,37.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 65. 66.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 51,56.] [Oxforder Handschriften 45,a,6. 76,a,6. 103,a,31.] [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 340,1 v. u.] [WASSILJEW] 198. 214. [Hiouen-Thsang 1,124. 237. 264. 354.2,157. 178.] liṅga [KṢITĪŚ. 26, 4.] Bez. Viṣṇu’s [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 352.] [Spr.] [?4512(?).] — b) Nomen proprium eines Devaputra [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 3, 16. 4, 15. 6, 19. 7, 12.] [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 3.] eines Yakṣa [Burnouf 256.] — c) Nomen proprium verschiedener Männer [Siddhāntaśiromaṇi 13,61.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 687. 843.] [Oxforder Handschriften 327,a, No. 774.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 802. 820. 967.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 528,] [Randgl.] [Oxforder Handschriften 113,b,2. 150,b,33. 185,b,40. 187,b,15. 37. 207,b, No. 488.] [HALL] in der Einl. zu [VĀSAVAD. 18. 46. 54.] Inschr. in Journ. of the Am. Or. [S. 6, 508, Śloka 32.] tīrtha [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 468.] nyāyālaṃkāra [Bibliothecae sanskritae 339.] vaidya [Colebrooke II, 58.] —

2) f. ī (mahā + ī) a) die grosse Frau, Beiname der Durgā [TANTRASĀRA im Śabdakalpadruma] Bez. der Dākṣāyaṇī in Mahākāla [Oxforder Handschriften 39,b,18.] — b) eine Art Messing, = brahmarīti [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1048.] = rājarīti [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — — c) Clitoria Ternatea Lin. [Śabdacandrikā im Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. bhūtamaheśvara, māheśvara .

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Māheśvara (माहेश्वर):—(von maheśvara)

1) adj. f. ī auf den grossen Herrn (Śiva) bezüglich, ihm gehörig u. s. w.: pada [Mahābhārata 13, 815.] cāpa [Harivaṃśa 2330.] tanu [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 109, 71.] parṣad [Rājataraṅgiṇī 2, 127.] yuga [Harivaṃśa 3019.] kalpa (s. u. kalpa 2, d.). jvara [Harivaṃśa 9556.] dharmāḥ [Oxforder Handschriften 266,b,15.] yoga [52,b,4.] stotra [Harivaṃśa 14860.] yajña [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 37, 31.] vedāṅga [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 17, 1.] upapurāṇa [18,18.] [Oxforder Handschriften.8,a,9. 65,b,13. 80,a,6.] tantra [104,a,16.] śākunaśāstrasāra [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 897.] dhārā Nomen proprium eines heiligen Badeplatzes [Mahābhārata 3, 8095.] pada desgl. [8097.] pura desgl. [8107.] māheśvare pure [Oxforder Handschriften 39,b,20.] —

2) adj. Śiva verehrend; m. ein Verehrer des Śiva: janāḥ [Harivaṃśa 14844.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 25, 230.] [Colebrooke I, 406. fgg.] [BANERJEA 270.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 154.] parama Inschr. in [Journ. of the Am. Or. S. 6, 539, 2.] Davon nom. abstr. māheśvaratā [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 135. 3, 453.] Vgl. mahāmāheśvara . —

3) f. ī a) Maheśvara’s Energie [Oxforder Handschriften 25,b, Nalopākhyāna 5.] unter den sieben göttlichen Müttern [?184,a,4. Mitākṣarā 142,10. Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 201, Scholiast Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] = Durgā ebend. [Mahābhārata 14,1184.] [Oxforder Handschriften 71,b,12.] tantra [108,b,36. 109,a,25.] — b) Nomen proprium eines Flusses [Śatruṃjayamāhātmya 1, 54.] — c) eine best. Schlingpflanze, = yavatiktā [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Māheśvara (माहेश्वर):—

2) [SARVADARŚANAS. 74, 6. 80, 14. 90, 17. 97, 11.]

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

Maheśvara (महेश्वर):——

1) m. — a) ein grosser Herr , Oberherr , Haupt. — b) Gott. — c) Bez. — α) Śiva's. — β) Viṣṇu's. — γ) Pl. der Welthüter Indra , Yama , Agni und Varuṇa. — d) Nomen proprium — α) eines Devaputra. — β) verschiedener Männer. —

2) f. ī — a) Beiname der Durgā. — b) Name der Dākṣāyaṇi in Mahākāla. — c) *eine Art Messing [Rājan 13,29.] — d) *Clitoria ternatea.

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Māheśvara (माहेश्वर):——

1) Adj. (f. ī) — a) auf den grossen Herrn (Śiva) bezüglich , ihm gehörig u.s.w. dhārā Nomen proprium eines heiligen Badeplatzes. — b) Śiva verehrend.

2) m. ein Verehrer des Śiva , ein Śivait. Vier Secten derselben [Govindānanda .S.592.] parama [Kād. (1872) 249,11.] [Harṣacarita 71,10.] Nom.abstr. f.

3) f. ī — a) Śiva’s Energie , eine der sieben göttlichen Mütter , = ddhargā. — b) *eine best. Pflanze [Rājan 3,65.] — c) Nomen proprium eines Flusses.

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