Mahapada, Mahāpāda, Maha-pada: 2 definitions
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāpāda (महापाद).—an epithet of Śiva.
Derivable forms: mahāpādaḥ (महापादः).
Mahāpāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and pāda (पाद).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāpada (महापद):—[=mahā-pada] [from mahā > mah] n. (perhaps) gr° space, [Ṛg-veda x, 73, 2]
2) Mahāpāda (महापाद):—[=mahā-pāda] [from mahā > mah] mfn. having large feet (Śiva), [Mahābhārata]
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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