Masana, Masāṇa, Mashana, Maśana: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Maśana can be transliterated into English as Masana or Mashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Masan.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Masāṇa, (nt.) (etym. ? prob. provincial & local) a coarse cloth of interwoven hemp and other materials D. I, 166; M. I, 308, 345; A. I, 241, 295; Pug. 55. At all passages as a dress worn by certain ascetics. (Page 525)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

masaṇa (मसण).—n (śmaśāna S) A burning or burying ground for the dead. Pr. acāṭa khāṇēṃ masaṇānta jāṇēṃ. ma0 uṭhaṇēṃ Said of the place where any bloody battle has been fought, or where multitudes of bodies have been burned or buried. ma0 jāgaviṇēṃ To invoke the pishach (fiends) of a burning ground and constrain them to work some marvel. ma0 mājaṇēṃ To grow wildly or luxuriantly thick;--said of a corn-field, sugarcane-plantation &c. masa- ṇānta gōvaṛyā or hāḍēṃ jāṇēṃ g. of s. To be about to die. masaṇānta or masaṇīṃ divā lāvaṇēṃ To do any wild, unmeaning, and unprofitable feat; to act deviously from reason, usage, or decorum: also, with the power of v i masaṇānta &c. divā lāgaṇēṃ. masaṇānta dēkhīla kāvaḷyāñcā upadrava No rest, not even in the grave. masaṇāntūna ōḍhūna kāḍhaṇēṃ To raise from the brink of the grave. masaṇāntūna ōḍhūna kāḍhalēlā Said of a meagre person who cannot, or of a slothful person who will not, do any work.

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masaṇā (मसणा).—a (masaṇa) A term used petulantly in speaking of one of whom we know not or choose not to mention the name. 2 A term of angry and contemptuous address. Ex. arē masaṇyā tulā śambhara vēḷa sāṅgitalēṃ tarīṃ tū tasāca. It is a rude and vulgar expletive like javarā q. v.

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masana (मसन).—Better masaṇa &c.

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masanā (मसना).—Better masaṇa &c.

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masāṇa (मसाण).—Better masaṇa &c.

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

masaṇa (मसण).—n masaṇavaṭa f-ṭā m-ṭī f A cemetery. burning ground. masaṇānta gōvaṛyā-hāḍēṃ, jāṇēṃ Be about to die.

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masaṇā (मसणा).—a (Low.) A term of angry and contemptuous address.

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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

Maśana (मशन).—Sound.

Derivable forms: maśanam (मशनम्).

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Masana (मसन).—

1) Measuring, weighing.

2) A species of medicinal plant.

3) Hurting.

Derivable forms: masanam (मसनम्).

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

Masana (मसन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Hurting. 2. Measuring. 3. A medicinal fruit, (Serratula anthelmintica.) E. maṣ to hurt, lyu aff.

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Māsana (मासन).—n.

(-naṃ) A medicinal seed, (Serratula anthelmintica.) “somarāja .”

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

1) Maśana (मशन):—[from maś] n. a sound, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Masana (मसन):—[from mas] n. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) meting, measuring

3) [v.s. ...] hurting, injuring (cf.maṣ)

4) [v.s. ...] Vernonia Anthelmintica.

5) Māsana (मासन):—n. the seed of Vernonia Anthelminthica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Masana (मसन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Measuring; hurting; a fruit.

2) Māsana (मासन):—(naṃ) 1. n. A medicinal seed.

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Masana 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Masāna (मसान) [Also spelled masan]:—(nm) cremation ground; —[jagānā] to undertake difficult and frightful rituals in a cremation ground for the purpose of taming evil spirits.

2) Masānā (मसाना):—(nm) the urinary bladder; —[kamajora honā] to piss a bit too often; to be meek, to lack courage.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Masaṇa (मसण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Masṛṇa.

2) Masāṇa (मसाण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Śmaśāna.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Maśāṇa (ಮಶಾಣ):—[noun] =ಮಸಣ [masana].

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Masaṇa (ಮಸಣ):—[noun] a burial ground or a place where dead bodies are cremated; a graveyard, cemetery or crematory.

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Masāṇa (ಮಸಾಣ):—[noun] = ಮಸಣ [masana].

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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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