Mahantaka, Mahāntaka, Maha-antaka: 6 definitions



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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mahantaka.—(LP), an accountant; a clerk. It is a term of respect among the Baniyās of Gujarat. Note: mahantaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāntaka (महान्तक).—

1) death.

2) an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: mahāntakaḥ (महान्तकः).

Mahāntaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and antaka (अन्तक).

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

Mahantaka (महन्तक).—or mahān°, f. °tikā (a-extension of mahant-, mahānt-, plus -ka), great: °kā duḥkhaparaṃ- parātra Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 86.10 (verse); ed. with Kashgar recension mahan°, kept by WT; all Nepalese mss. mahān°; mahantikā Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.74.8.

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Mahāntaka (महान्तक).—see mahan°

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

Mahāntaka (महान्तक):—[from mahā > mah] (hān) m. ‘the great finisher’, death (Name of Śiva), [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Mahāntaka (महान्तक):—(mahā + 2. antaka) m. ein grosser Endemacher (Tod): Śiva [Mahābhārata 13, 1200.]

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

Mahāntaka (महान्तक):—m. ein grosser Endemacher ( Tod ) , von Śiva gesagt.

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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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