मैत्रेय

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From मैत्रि (maitri).

Adjective[edit]

मैत्रेय (maitreya)

  1. friendly, benevolent (MBh.)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From मित्रयु (mitrayu) (Pāṇ. 6-4, 174).

Noun[edit]

मैत्रेय (maitreyam

  1. patronymic of कौषारव (kauṣārava) (AitBr.)
  2. patronymic of ग्लाव (glāva) (ChUp.) (according to Sch. matronymic from मित्रा (mitrā))
  3. patronymic of various other men (MBh., Pur.)
  4. name of a bodhisattva and future Buddha (the 5th of the present age) (Lalit., MWB. 181 etc.)
  5. name of the विदूषक (vidūṣaka) in the मृच्च्हकटिका (mṛc-chakaṭikā)
  6. name of a grammarian (= मैत्रेयरक्षित (maitreya-rakṣita)) (Cat.)
  7. name of a particular mixed caste (= मैत्रेयक (maitreyaka)) (Kull. on Mn. X, 33)
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References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 834