Manushyadeva, Manuṣyadeva, Manushya-deva: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Manuṣyadeva can be transliterated into English as Manusyadeva or Manushyadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Manuṣyadeva (मनुष्यदेव) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Manuṣyadeva is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a king; निशम्य देवानुचरस्य वाचं मनुष्यदेवः पुनरप्युवाच (niśamya devānucarasya vācaṃ manuṣyadevaḥ punarapyuvāca) R.2.52.
2) a god among men, a Brāhmaṇa.
Derivable forms: manuṣyadevaḥ (मनुष्यदेवः).
Manuṣyadeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manuṣya and deva (देव).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Manuṣyadeva (मनुष्यदेव).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.138.4.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Manuṣyadeva (मनुष्यदेव).—[masculine] human god, i.e. a Brahman or a king.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Manuṣyadeva (मनुष्यदेव):—[=manuṣya-deva] [from manuṣya > man] m. ‘man-god’, a Brāhman, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] a prince, king, [Raghuvaṃśa]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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