Mainaka, Maināka: 18 definitions


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

Maināka (मैनाक):—m.

1) Nomen proprium eines Berges; nach der Sage ein Sohn Himavant's von der Menā (Menakā), der, als Indra alle Berge der Flügel beraubte. allein die seinigen behielt, [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 3, 2.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1028.] [Taittirīyāraṇyaka 1, 31, 2] (maināga v. l.). [Pariśiṣṭa des Atharvaveda] in [Weber’s Verzeichniss 93, 10 v. u.] [Mahābhārata 2, 59. 66. 3, 399. 8364. 10820. 11057. 11540. 6, 237. 13, 1745.] [Harivaṃśa 941. fg. 9500. 11621. 12398. 12600.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 3, 27. 4, 44, 37. 5, 49, 27. 6, 86, 44.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 1, 20.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 54, 16.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 19, 16.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 52, 13. 57, 13.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 85, Nalopākhyāna 11. 180. Nalopākhyāna 3.] svasar f. Beiw. der Pārvatī [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 204.] —

2) Nomen proprium eines Daitya [Harivaṃśa 12933], nach der Lesart der neueren Ausg. und bei [LANGLOIS]; vyāghrākṣa die ältere Ausg.

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

Maināka (मैनाक):—m. Nomen proprium —

1) eines Berges ; nach des Sage ein Sohn Himavant’s von der Menā (Menakā) , der als Indra alle Berge der Flügel heraubte , allein die seinigen behielt. —

2) eines Daitya [Harivaṃśa 3,47,3.]

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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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