Madhyasthata, Madhyasthatā, Madhya-sthata: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Madhyasthatā (मध्यस्थता).—

1) intermediate position.

2) middle state or character.

3) mediocrity.

4) arbitration, mediatorship.

5) impartiality; मध्यस्थतां गृहीत्वा भण (madhyasthatāṃ gṛhītvā bhaṇa) M.3 'say impartially'; मध्यस्थतानैकतरोपहासः (madhyasthatānaikataropahāsaḥ) N.

6) indifference.

Madhyasthatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhya and sthatā (स्थता).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madhyasthatā (मध्यस्थता).—f.

(-tā) 1. Middle state or character. 2. Indifference. E. madhyastha middle, and tal aff. of the abstract; also with tva madhyasthatva n.


Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madhyasthatā (मध्यस्थता):—[=madhya-stha-tā] [from madhya-stha > madhya] f. intermediate situation, indifference, impartiality, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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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. 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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