Mahishaka, Māhiṣaka, Mahiṣaka: 11 definitions


Mahishaka 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.

Mahishaka has 9 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit terms Māhiṣaka and Mahiṣaka can be transliterated into English as Mahisaka or Mahishaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Mahishaka in Sanskrit glossary

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

Mahiṣaka (महिषक):—m. pl. Nomen proprium eines Volkes [Mahābhārata] (nach der Lesart der ed. Bomb.) [6, 366. 13, 2104.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 17, 26] (māhiṣa v. l.). — Vgl. māhiṣaka .

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Māhiṣaka (माहिषक):—(von māhiṣa)

1) m. pl. Nomen proprium eines Volkes [Mahābhārata 6, 366] [?(Viṣṇupurāṇa 192). 8, 2066. 13, 2104. 14, 2476. Harivaṃśa 782] (nach der Lesart der neueren Ausg.). [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 57, 46.] Die Bomb. Ausg. des [Mahābhārata] liest [6, 366 und 13, 2104] mahiṣakāḥ . —

2) m. Büffelhirt; s. u. māhiṣika .

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

Mahiṣaka (महिषक):—m. Pl. Nomen proprium eines Volkes.

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Māhiṣaka (माहिषक):—m.

1) *Büffelhirt.

2) Pl. Nomen proprium eines Volkes.

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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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