Margashira, Mārgaśira: 6 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Mārgaśira can be transliterated into English as Margasira or Margashira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mārgaśira (मार्गशिर).—m., [mārgaśīrṣaḥ] Name of the ninth month of the Hindu year (corresponding to NovemberDecember) in which the full moon is in the constellation मृगशिरस् (mṛgaśiras); शुक्ले मार्गशिरे पक्षे (śukle mārgaśire pakṣe) Bhāg.6.19.2; मासानां मार्गशीर्षोऽहम् (māsānāṃ mārgaśīrṣo'ham) Bg.1.35.

Derivable forms: mārgaśiraḥ (मार्गशिरः).

See also (synonyms): mārgaśiras, mārgaśīrṣa.

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

Mārgaśira (मार्गशिर).—m.

(-raḥ) The month Agrahayana, (November-December.) E. mṛgaśiras the asterism in which the moon is full, and aṇ aff.; also from mṛgaśīrṣa with aṇ aff. mārgaśīrṣa .

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

Mārgaśira (मार्गशिर).—and mārga- śīrṣa mārgaśīrṣa (cf. mārga, and śiras, and śīrṣa), m. The name of a month, November

— December, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 10, 35 (-śīrṣa).

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

Mārgaśira (मार्गशिर):—[=mārga-śira] [from mārga > mārg] m. the month Mārgaśīrṣa, [Varāha-mihira; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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