Mahaprabhu, Mahāprabhu, Maha-prabhu: 8 definitions

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Mahaprabhu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mahāprabhu.—(EI 21, 32), sometimes used in respect of subordinate rulers; (HD), a governor; cf. Ep. Ind., Vol. XII, p. 335. (SITI) ‘the great banker’; the senior merchant; the title by which the leader of the nānāde3si merchant community was designated. (IA 30), a village official; see Prabhu. (EI 19), explained as ‘the high sheriff’. Note: mahāprabhu 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

Mahāprabhu (महाप्रभु).—

1) a great lord.

2) a king, sovereign.

3) a chief.

4) an epithet of Indra.

5) of Śiva

6) of Viṣṇu.

7) a great saint or holy man.

Derivable forms: mahāprabhuḥ (महाप्रभुः).

Mahāprabhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and prabhu (प्रभु).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāprabhu (महाप्रभु).—m.

(-bhuḥ) 1. A holy man, a saint. 2. A king. 3. Indra. 4. Siva. E. mahā chief, and prabhu master.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāprabhu (महाप्रभु).—[masculine] great lord or king.

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

1) Mahāprabhu (महाप्रभु):—[=mahā-prabhu] [from mahā > mah] m. a gr° master, mighty lord, king, prince (-tva n.), [Upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] a very holy man or gr° saint, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] a chief, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of Indra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāprabhu (महाप्रभु):—[mahā-prabhu] (bhuḥ) 2. m. A sage, a holy man; a king; Indra; Shiva.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Mahāprabhu (महाप्रभु):—m.

1) ein grosser , mächtiger Herr , Fürst , König. Nom.abstr. tva n.

2) Haupt , Chef.

3) Beiname Viṣṇu's.

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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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