Maya, Māya, Mayā, Māyā: 68 definitions

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

Maya (मय):—1. (von bilden)

1) suff. in der Bed. daraus gebildet u. s. w., f. ī (in späteren Schriften bisweilen auch ā) [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 3, 82. 143. 4, 138. 5, 2, 47. 4, 21.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 7, 72.] —

2) m. [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 26, 171.] Nomen proprium eines Asura, eines vollendeten Werkmeisters und Kenners aller Zauberkünste, [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa.8,3,318.] [Medinīkoṣa y. 43.] [Mahābhārata.1,133. 2278. 8323. 8328.2,1. fgg. 5,3568.6,4605.7,7879.8,1406. fgg. 12,8261. 13,2250.] [Harivaṃśa 203. 2420. fgg. 2603. fgg. 9143. 12974. fgg. 13178. 13218. 13316. fgg. 13952. 14020. fgg.] [Rāmāyaṇa.3,60,21.4,34,29. 44,37.6,80,2. 32. 95,36.] [Kathāsaritsāgara.3,47. 28,100. 29,12. fgg. 34,148. 43,22. 44,26. fgg. 188. 45,2. fgg.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī.3,357.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa.1,15,8.2,7,31.4,18,20.5,24,16. 28.7,10,52.8,10,22.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 68,8.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 148, Nalopākhyāna 11.] [Oxforder Handschriften 41,b,2. fgg.] Lehrer der Astronomie [Sūryasiddhānta 1, 2. 4. 7. 12, 1. 10. 14, 24. fgg.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 24, 2.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 857. 865. 939.] der Kriegskunst [KĀM. NĪTIS.8,20. 23. -] [Oxforder Handschriften 341,b, Nalopākhyāna] Nach [WEBER] = Ptolemaios [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 243.] [LIT. 225. fg.] —

3) f. ā ärztliche Behandlung [Śabdacandrikā im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Maya (मय):—2. m. Ross [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 22, 19.] f. ī [Scholiast] zu [LĀṬY. 2, 7, 26.] maya m. Kameel [Amarakoṣa 2, 9, 75.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 318.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1254.] [Medinīkoṣa y. 43.] [Halāyudha 2, 125.] Maulthier [Medinīkoṣa] — Wohl von mā, mimāti .

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Māya (माय):—

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Māya (माय):—

3) a) bei den Śaiva einer der 4 Pāśa [SARVADARŚANAS. 88, 18. 89, 6. 22.] — c) zu streichen. — Vgl. asuramāyā .

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Māya (माय):—

3) a) Betrug [Hemacandra] [Yogaśāstra 4, 6. 15. fgg.]

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

Maya (मय):—1. —

1) Adj. Suffix (f. ī , metrisch auch ā) gebildet aus.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Asura , eines vollendeten Werkmeisters und Kenners aller Zauberkünste , Lehrers der Astronomie und Kriegskunst. —

3) *f. ā ärztliche Behandlung.

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Maya (मय):—2. —

1) m. — a) Ross. — b) *Kamel. — c) *Maulthier.

2) f. mayī Stute.

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Māya (माय):——

1) Adj. — a) *am Ende eines Comp. messend. — b) Trugbilder schaffend (Viṣṇu). —

2) f. māyā — a) Kunst , ausserordentliches Vermögen , Wunderkraft , Kunstgriff. — b) List , Hinterlist , Anschlag , Trug , Betrug , Täuschung , Gaukelei. Am Anfange eines Comp. — α) nur in der Absicht zu täuschen — , nur dem Scheine nach — , nicht in Wirklichkeit dieses oder jenes. — β) in einer verstellten , anderen Gestalt dieses oder jenes — c) ein künstliches Gebilde , Trugbild , Blendwerk. Am Ende eines Comp. ein Trugbild in der Gestalt von. — d) indrasya māye Name zweier Sāman. [Ārṣeyabrāhmaṇa] — e) Bez. zweier Metra. — f) *Mitleid. — g) Beiname der Durgā. — h) der Trug personificirt als eine Tochter Anṛta’s und Adharma's. — i) Nomen proprium — α) *der Mutter Śākyamuni's. — β) einer Stadt.

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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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