Mayavat, Māyavat, Māyāvat: 6 definitions


Mayavat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

māyavat (मायवत्).—n (Mother-like. Because these castes are, to the Mahar, in the place of Mother or maintainer.) A term of the Mahar-people for all the other castes collectively of the village; also for an individual of this body.

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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

Māyāvat (मायावत्).—a.

1) Deceitful, fraudulent.

2) Illusory, unreal, deceptive.

3) Skilled in magical arts, employing magical powers. -m. An epithet of Kamsa.

-tī Name of the wife of Pradyumna.

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

Māyāvat (मायावत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) Deceptive, illusory. m. (-vān) A name of Kansa. f. (-vatī) the wife of Kama. E. māyā fraud, illusion, and matup poss. aff.

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

1) Māyavat (मायवत्):—[=māya-vat] [from māya] mfn. ([compound] māya-vattara) m.[case] for māyā-vat, [Brāhmaṇa]

2) Māyāvat (मायावत्):—[=māyā-vat] [from māyā > māya] mfn. (māyā.) having magical powers, employing deceit, sly, cunning, [Ṛg-veda; Rāmāyaṇa; Bālarāmāyaṇa] (-tara, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]; more correctly māya-vattara, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa])

3) [v.s. ...] connected with many magical arts, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Kaṃsa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Māyāvat (मायावत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) a.] Deceptive. m. Kaṃsa. f. Wife of Kāma.

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

Māyāvat (मायावत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Māya.

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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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