Matsyaraja, Matsyarāja, Matsya-raja: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Matsyarāja (मत्स्यराज).—Was Mangala, (s.v).*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 38. 42; 39. 1.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) the Rohita fish.
2) Name of Virāṭa.
Derivable forms: matsyarājaḥ (मत्स्यराजः).
Matsyarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms matsya and rāja (राज).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jaḥ) 1. The Rohtai, a sort of fish, (Cyprinus Rohita, Ham.) 2. The country called Matsya. E. matsya a fish, rāja supreme.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Matsyarāja (मत्स्यराज):—[=matsya-rāja] [from matsya > matsa] m. [plural] fish-kings, the best of fishes, [Bhāvaprakāśa]
2) [v.s. ...] Cyprinus Rohita, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a king of the [Matsyasūkta’s Śabdakalpadruma; Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Matsyarāja (मत्स्यराज):—[matsya-rāja] (jaḥ) 1. m. The fish Rohi; name of a country.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Matsya, Raja.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 3 - Identification of Makara, king of the fish (matsyarāja) < [Chapter XIII - The Buddha-fields]
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)