Mahasvana, Mahāsvana, Maha-svana: 8 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāsvana (महास्वन).—a kind of drum.
Derivable forms: mahāsvanaḥ (महास्वनः).
Mahāsvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and svana (स्वन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Loud-sounding. m.
(-naḥ) 1. An instrument of martial music, a kind of drum or trumpet. 2. A loud sound. E. mahā great, and svana sound or noise.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāsvana (महास्वन).—I. adj. loud-sounding, [Nala] 21, 5. Ii. m. 1. a loud sound. 2. a kind of drum.
Mahāsvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and svana (स्वन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāsvana (महास्वन).—[masculine] loud sound or cry; adj. lound-sounding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāsvana (महास्वन):—[=mahā-svana] [from mahā > mah] m. a loud sound, [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. making a loud noise, loud-sounding, crying aloud, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of drum (= malla-tūrya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of an Asura, [Harivaṃśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāsvana (महास्वन):—[mahā-svana] (naḥ) 1. m. An instrument of martial music, as a drum. &c.; loud sound. a. Loud sounding.
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