Makha, Mākha: 13 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Makha (मख) refers to a “sacrifice”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] when the sage Dadhīci and others staged a walkout, the evil-minded Dakṣa, inimical to Śiva, said mocking at them.:—‘[...] They are slow-witted and senseless. They are rogues indulging in false deliberations and discussions. They are out of the Vedic circle. These men of evil conduct shall be eschewed from sacrificial rites (makha-karman)’”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Makha (मख).—Same as yajña;1 a share of it was rescued to the Maruts.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 7. 62; Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 26.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 7. 65.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

makha (मख).—a (Better makhakha) Close, deep, reserved.

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makha (मख).—m S Sacrificing. Ex. of comp. hayamakha, makha- maṇḍapa, makhabhūmi, makharakṣaṇa, makhavighna, makhasāmagrī, śatamakha.

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makha (मख).—m (Commonly mōkha) Kernel &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

makha (मख).—m Sacrificing.

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makha (मख).—a (Better makhkha.) Close, deep, reserve.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Makha (मख).—a. [makh saṃjñāyāṃ gha] Ved.

1) Adorable, fit to be worshipped with oblations.

2) Lively, active, cheerful.

-khaḥ 1 A sacrificial rite; अकिंचनत्वं मखजं व्यनक्ति (akiṃcanatvaṃ makhajaṃ vyanakti) R.5.16; Ms.4.24; R.3.39.

2) A festival.

3) Worship; वैदिक- स्तान्त्रिको मिश्र इति मे त्रिविधो मखः (vaidika- stāntriko miśra iti me trividho makhaḥ) Bhāg.11.27.7.

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Mākha (माख).—a. (-khī f.) Sacrificial.

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

Makha (मख).—m.

(-khaḥ) Sacrifice, oblation. E. makh to go, aff. ghañ or gha .

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

Makha (मख).—m. 1. A warrior, Chr. 290, 11 = [Rigveda.] i. 64, 11. 2. Sacrifice, oblation, [Draupadīpramātha] 2, 10.

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

Makha (मख).—[adjective] gay, jocund; [masculine] occasion of joy, festivity, sacrifice; [Name] of a demon.

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

1) Makha (मख):—1. makha mfn. ([probably] connected with √1. mah or √maṃh) jocund, cheerful, sprightly, vigorous, active, restless (said of the Maruts and other gods), [Ṛg-veda; Brāhmaṇa]

2) m. a feast, festival, any occasion of joy or festivity, [Ṛg-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

3) a sacrifice, sacrificial oblation, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc. ([Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 17])

4) ([probably]) Name of a mythical being ([especially] in makhasya śiraḥ, ‘Makha’s head’), [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (cf. also [compound])

5) 2. makha m. or n. (?) the city of Mecca, [Kālacakra]

6) Mākha (माख):—([probably]) n. ([from] mabha) any relationship based upon an oblation offered in common, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] maukha).

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

Makha (मख):—(khaḥ) 1. m. Sacrifice, oblation.

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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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