महाभारत

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

महा (mahā) +‎ भारत (bhārata)

Noun[edit]

महाभारत (mahābhāratan, m

  1. ‘great narrative of the war of the भरतs’, name of the great epic poem in about 215,000 lines describing the acts and contests of the sons of the two brothers धृतराष्ट्र and पाण्डु, descendants of भरत, who were of the lunar line of kings reigning in the neighbourhood of हस्तिना-पुर (the poem consists of 18 books with a supplement called हरि-वंश, the whole being attributed to the sage व्यास)

References[edit]

  • Monier William's Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 1899.