Mahipati, Mahīpati, Mahi-pati: 14 definitions


Mahipati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Mahīpati (महीपति) refers to a “prince”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The dark spots, also known as ketus, the sons of Rāhu are Tāmasa, Kīlaka and the like, and are 33 in number. How they affect the earth depends upon their color, position and shape. [...] If there should appear on the solar disc ketus other than the thirty-three already mentioned, or spots pike like in shape the effects of these and of solar eclipses are the same as those assigned to them in the Chapters (V and XI) on Rāhucāra and Ketucāra. The princes [i.e., mahīpati] of the countries in which the spots are visible will be afflicted with miseries”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mahipati in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mahīpati (महीपति) refers to a “ruler (of the seven continents)” and is used to describe king Anaraṇya, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “The king Anaraṇya hailed from the race of the fourteenth Manu Indrasāvarṇi, The great king Anaraṇya, born of Maṅgalāraṇya was very strong. He was a special devotee of Śiva and ruled over the seven continents (mahīpati). Having Bhṛgu as his priest he performed a hundred sacrifices. He did not accept the position of Indra even when offered by the gods. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahipati in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mahīpati : (m.) a king.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Mahīpati refers to: king Mhvs 5, 48; 33, 32.

Note: mahīpati is a Pali compound consisting of the words mahī and pati.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahīpati (महीपति).—m.,

Derivable forms: mahīpatiḥ (महीपतिः).

Mahīpati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahī and pati (पति). See also (synonyms): mahīnātha, mahīpa, mahīpāla, mahīpurandara, mahībhuj.

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

Mahīpati (महीपति).—m.

(-tiḥ) A sovereign, a king. E. mahī and pati master.

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

Mahīpati (महीपति).—m. a king, Chr. 47, 32.

Mahīpati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahī and pati (पति).

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

Mahīpati (महीपति).—[masculine] earth-protector or ruler, king.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Mahipati (महिपति) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(?): Pañcasāyaka. P. 10.

2) Mahīpati (महीपति):—father of Ananta Paṇḍita, father of Kṛṣṇa Paṇḍita, father of Nārāyaṇa Paṇḍita, father of Khaṇḍerāya (Paraśurāmaprakāśa), and Nīlakaṇṭha. Io. 2316.

3) Mahīpati (महीपति):—father of Ananta etc. delete this.

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

1) Mahipati (महिपति):—[=mahi-pati] [from mahi > mah] m. Name of an author, [Catalogue(s)]

2) Mahīpati (महीपति):—[=mahī-pati] [from mahī > mah] m. ‘e°-lord’, a king, sovereign (-tva n.), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of big lime, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Mahīpati (महीपति):—[mahī-pati] (tiḥ) 2. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mahipati in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mahīpati (ಮಹೀಪತಿ):—[noun] a king, the lord of a country, land.

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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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