Mahanubhava, Mahānubhāva, Mahānubhāvā, Maha-anubhava: 12 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Mahanubhav.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)
Mahānubhāvā (महानुभावा) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Mahānubhāvā has 12 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of 4, 4 and 4 mātrās or 6 and 5 mātrās or 6, 4 and 2 mātrās.
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mahānubhāva (महानुभाव).—a S Composed, mortified, of subdued passions and affections. 2 Applied freely to one eminent for learning, genius, valor &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mahānubhāva (महानुभाव).—n Composed, of subdued passions and affections; applied to one eminent for learning genius and valour.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) of great prowess, dignified, noble, glorious, magnanimous, exalted, illustrious; ग्रहीतुमार्यान् परिचर्यया मुहुर्महानु- भावा हि नितान्तमर्थिनः (grahītumāryān paricaryayā muhurmahānu- bhāvā hi nitāntamarthinaḥ) Śi.1.17; Ś.3.
2) virtuous, righteous, just. (-vaḥ) 1 a worthy or respectable person.
2) (pl.) people of a religious sect in Mahārāṣtra founded by Chakradhara in the 13th century.
Mahānubhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and anubhāva (अनुभाव).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) Magnanimous, liberal. m.
(-vaḥ) A gentleman. E. mahā great, anubhāva disposition.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahānubhāva (महानुभाव).—adj. pre-eminent, just, virtuous.
Mahānubhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and anubhāva (अनुभाव).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahānubhāva (महानुभाव).—[adjective] high-potent or magnanimous; [abstract] tā [feminine], tva [neuter]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahānubhāva (महानुभाव):—[from mahā > mah] mf(ā)n. (hān) of great might, mighty, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra] etc.
2) [=mahā-nubhāva] [from mahānubhāva > mahā > mah] high-minded, noble-m°, generous, [Ratnāvalī; Kādambarī]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahānubhāva (महानुभाव):—[mahā-nubhāva] (vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) a. Magnanimous, liberal. m. A gentleman.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Mahānubhāva (महानुभाव) [Also spelled mahanubhav]:—(nm) a great noble / liberal-minded person; also used as a respectable form of address.
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