Mahashaya, Mahāśaya, Maha-ashaya: 10 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Mahāśaya can be transliterated into English as Mahasaya or Mahashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Mahashay.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāśaya (महाशय).—a. highsouled, nobleminded, magnanimous, noble; दैवात् प्रबुद्धः शुश्राव वराहो हि महाशयः (daivāt prabuddhaḥ śuśrāva varāho hi mahāśayaḥ) Ks; राजा हिरण्यगर्भो महाशयः (rājā hiraṇyagarbho mahāśayaḥ) H.4; see महात्मन् (mahātman). (-yaḥ) 1 a noble-minded or magnanimous person; महाशयचक्रवर्ती (mahāśayacakravartī) Bv.1.7.
2) the ocean.
Mahāśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and āśaya (आशय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Magnanimous, liberal, munificent. m.
(-yaḥ) 1. The ocean. 2. A gentleman, sir. E. mahā great, āśaya purpose or an abode.
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Mahāśayā (महाशया) or Mahāśayyā.—f.
(-yā) A throne, a regal seat. E. mahā great, and śayā bed or couch.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāśaya (महाशय).—I. adj. 1. magnanimous; 2. liberal. Ii. m. a gentleman.
Mahāśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and āśaya (आशय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāśaya (महाशय).—1. [masculine] the sea (lit. great receptacle).
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Mahāśaya (महाशय).—2. [adjective] high-minded, magnahimous.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāśaya (महाशय):—[from mahā > mah] m. (hāś) ‘great receptacle’, the ocean, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [=mahā-śaya] [from mahāśaya > mahā > mah] mfn. having a noble disposition, high-minded, magnanimous, noble, liberal, open, unsuspicious, [Aṣṭāvakra-saṃhitā; Hitopadeśa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] m. a respectable person, gentleman (sometimes a term of respectful address = Sir, Master), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāśaya (महाशय):—[mahā+śaya] (yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a. Magnanimous, liberal. m. The ocean; Sir.
2) Mahāśayā (महाशया):—[mahā-śayā] (yyā) 1. f. A throne.
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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
Mahāśaya (महाशय) [Also spelled mahashay]:—(a and nm) noble, liberal (person); a form of address meaning- Mr.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a large-hearted, generous, kindly man.
2) [noun] a respectful term of addressubg a man.
3) [noun] a sea.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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