Mekhalin: 8 definitions



Mekhalin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mekhalin (मेखलिन्).—m.

1) An epithet of Śiva.

2) A religious student, a Brahmachārin, q. v.; मेखलीनां महासङ्घः कौसल्यां समुपस्थितः (mekhalīnāṃ mahāsaṅghaḥ kausalyāṃ samupasthitaḥ) Rām.2.32.21.

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

Mekhalin (मेखलिन्).—mfn. (-lī-linī-li) Wearing a girdle. m. (-lī) 1. A youth of the Brahmana tribe, who previous to his marriage wears a girdle suited to his caste. 2. Siva. E. mekhalā, and ini aff.

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

Mekhalin (मेखलिन्).—i. e. mekhalā + in, adj. f. , Wearing a girdle, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 237.

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

Mekhalin (मेखलिन्).—[adjective] = [preceding]; [masculine] a Brahmanical student.

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

1) Mekhalin (मेखलिन्):—[from mekhala] mfn. idem (ifc. = wearing a girdle of), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a Brāhmanical student or Brahmacārin, [Mahābhārata] ([genitive case] [plural] līnām [Bombay edition])

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

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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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