महत्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *maźʰā́, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *maĵʰā́, from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s. Cognate with Middle Persian ms (meh), Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas), Armenian մեծ (mec), Latin magnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /mɐ.ɦɐ́t̪/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmɐ.ɦɐt̪/
  • Adjective[edit]

    महत् (mahát)

    1. great, large, big, huge, ample, extensive, long, abundant
      • c. 1000, Rāmāyaṇa 6.204.9
        एतस्मिन्नन्तरे क्रोधाद्राघवस्य स रावणः ।
        प्रहर्तुकामो दुष्टात्मा स्पृशन् प्रहरणं महत्
        etasminnantare krodhādrāghavasya sa rāvaṇaḥ .
        prahartukāmo duṣṭātmā spṛśan praharaṇaṃ mahat .

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