Mahajnanin, Mahājñānin, Maha-jnanin: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahājñānin (महाज्ञानिन्).—m.

1) a very learned man.

2) a great sage.

3) Name of Śiva.

Mahājñānin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and jñānin (ज्ञानिन्).

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

1) Mahājñānin (महाज्ञानिन्):—[=mahā-jñānin] [from mahā > mah] m. ‘knowing much’, Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a great soothsayer, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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