Mahanata, aka: Mahānaṭa, Maha-nata; 2 Definition(s)
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Mahānaṭa (महानट).—an epithet of Śiva; महानटः किं नु (mahānaṭaḥ kiṃ nu) ...... तनोति (tanoti) ...... साम्प्रतमङ्गहारम् (sāmpratamaṅgahāram) N.22.7; महानटबाहुनेव बद्धभुजाङ्केन (mahānaṭabāhuneva baddhabhujāṅkena) Vās.
Derivable forms: mahānaṭaḥ (महानटः).
Mahānaṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and naṭa (नट).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ṭaḥ) Siva. E. mahā great, and naṭa a dancer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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