Meru: 35 definitions

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

Meru (मेरु):—[Uṇādisūtra 4, 101.]

1) m. Nomen proprium eines mythischen Berges aus Gold. der im Mittelpunkte Jambudvīpa’s liegen soll und um den man sogar die Gestirne kreisen lässt, [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 45.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1031.] [Hārāvalī 26.] [Halāyudha 1, 135. fg.] meruḥ śikhariṇāmaham sagt Kṛṣṇa [Bhagavadgītā 10, 23.] [Mahābhārata 1, 1098. fgg. 6740. 3, 11852. fgg. 6, 204. fgg.] [Harivaṃśa 390. 2405. 2906. 8976. 9500. 11447. 11622. 12378. 12849.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 32.] na jahāti (vaidehī patiṃ) ratā dharme merumarkaprabhā yathā [?2,40,24. 73,13. Raghuvaṃśa.1,14. Spr. 2355. 2386. 2526. 3572. Sūryasiddhānta 12,34. 37. 41. 43. 44. 48. 67. 69. 72. 13,4. Kirātārjunīya.5,1. Viṣṇupurāṇa 163. 166. fgg. Bhāgavatapurāṇa.4,1,44.5,2,22. 20,2. 30. 35. 21,7. 13. 22,1. 2. 11. Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 54,9. 14. Oxforder Handschriften 48,a,40. PAÑCAR.2,2,54. ŚUK.in Lassen’s Anthologie (II) 33,1.] sauvarṇo meruḥ unter den Dingen, von denen man keine Erfahrung hat, [Sânkhya Philosophy 49.] ميرو bei [ALBYROUNY] bei [Mémoire géographique 340.] [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 137, 15. 138, 1. 147, 2 v. u. 175, 3. 318, 11. 340, 6. 352, 6.] [Burnouf 599.] [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 148. 216] (pl.). [842. fgg.] Vgl. jñāna, mahā (auch [Mahābhārata 3, 11852. 11854.] [Harivaṃśa 9737. 12025]), su und mairava . — b) Bez. einer best. Gattung von Tempeln (prāsāda) [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 56, 17.] ṣaḍaśrirmerurdvādaśabhaumo vicitrakuharaśca [20.] — c) Name des Palastes der Gāndhārī, einer der Gemahlinnen Kṛṣṇa’s [Harivaṃśa 8982.] — d) Bez. des über die andern herüberragenden Kügelchens in einem Rosenkranze: mālāmekaikamādāya sūtre saṃpādayetsudhīḥ . mukhe mukhaṃ tu saṃyojya pucchaṃ tu yojayet .. gopucchasadṛśī kāryātha vā sarpākṛtirbhavet . tatsajātīyamekākṣaṃ merutvenāgrato nyaset .. [UTPATTITANTRA 60 im Śabdakalpadruma] — e) Bez. der bei bestimmten Fingerstellungen über die andern herüberragenden Fingergelenke: tisro ṅgulyastriparvāṇo madhyamā caikaparvikā . parvadvayaṃ madhyamāyā merutvenopakalpayet .. parvadvayamanāmāyā parivartena vai kramāt . parvadvayaṃ madhyamāyāstarjanyekaṃ samāharet .. parvadvayaṃ tu tarjanyā meruṃ tadvidvi pārvati . anāmāmadhyamāyāśca mūlāgraṃ tu dvayaṃ dvayam . kaniṣṭhāyāśca tarjanyāstrayaṃ parva sureśvari .. anāmāmadhyamāyāśca meruḥ syāddvitayaṃ śubham . aṅgulyagreṣu yajjaptaṃ yajjaptaṃ merulaṅgane . parvasaṃdhiṣu yajjaptaṃ tatsarvaṃ niṣphalaṃ bhavet .. (vgl. [Spr. 3392], wo meru in dieser Bed. aufzufassen ist) [Tantrasāra im Śabdakalpadruma] — f) Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Rājataraṅgiṇī 8, 1418.] eines Cakravartin [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 92.] —

2) f. Nomen proprium der Gattin Nābhi’s und Mutter Ṛṣabha’s [Viṣṇupurāṇa 163]; vgl. merudevī und u. marudeva 2.

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Meru (मेरु):—

1) e) vgl. karatale vindhyāṭavī sevitā [SUBHĀṢ. 71.]

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

Meru (मेरु):——

1) m. — a) Nomen proprium eines Berges aus Gold , der im Mittelpuncte Jambudvīpa’s liegen soll und um den man die Gestirne kreisen lässt. Auch Pl. bei den Buddhisten. Nom.abstr. tva n. — b) eine best. Gattung von Tempeln. — c) das über die andern herüberragende Kügelchen im Rosenkranze. — d) die bei bestimmten Fingerstellungen über die anndern herüberragenden Fingergelenke. — e) Nomen proprium — α) des Palastes der Gāndhārtī , einer der Frauen Kṛṣṇa's. — β) verschiedener Männer. —

2) f. Nomen proprium der Gattin Nābhi’s und Mutter Ṛahabha's.

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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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