Mahabhishma, Mahābhīṣma: 7 definitions


Mahabhishma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Mahābhīṣma can be transliterated into English as Mahabhisma or Mahabhishma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mahābhīṣma (महाभीष्म).—(1) nt., name of some (heavenly) flower; regularly follows bhīṣma, q.v.: Mahāvastu i.230.16; 267.1; ii.160.13; 286.17; iii.95.14; 99.13; (2) name of a nāga (? or adj., very fierce, compare bhīṣma 2, with airāvaṇo?): Mahāsa- [Page424-b+ 71] māj., Waldschmidt, Kl. Sanskrit Texte 4, 177.7 airāvaṇo °mo prāpto nāgo…

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

Mahābhīṣma (महाभीष्म).—m.

(-ṣmaḥ) A name of Santanu, a sovereign, and the father of Bhishma. E. mahā much, and bhīṣma formidable.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahābhīṣma (महाभीष्म).—m. a name of Śāntanu.

Mahābhīṣma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and bhīṣma (भीष्म).

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

Mahābhīṣma (महाभीष्म):—[=mahā-bhīṣma] [from mahā > mah] m. Name of Śāṃtanu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahābhīṣma (महाभीष्म):—[mahā-bhīṣma] (ṣmaḥ) 1. m. Sāntanu.

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Mahabhishma in German

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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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