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Editor's Note: Readers please be noted that this Sanskrit Dictionary has been arranged according to the phonetic sounds rather than letters. There is a vast difference between English and Sanskrit alphabet. There are certain sounds which have no equivalent letters in English. For example, gna (as in gnana), sha (as in shanmukha), sa (as in sastra), dh (dhadhichi), r^ (as in ritu), lla (as in kalaa), au (as in aushadhi) and so on. For easy reference and the convenience of English readers, we have rearranged the Sanskrit words in the order of English Alphabet to the extent possible. So, when you search for specific words, look for the approximately sounding letters. This dictionary contains most commonly used words, but it is not complete.


ma..ndo.api = mandaH + api:though dull or slow

ma.ngalaM = (Nr. nom. + accc.S)auspiciousness

ma.ntrasya = mantra's

ma.ntreNa = thro' the mantra

ma.nda = Dull

ma.ndira = temple

ma.nsyante = they will consider

makara = crocodile

makaraH = crocodile

makaraasana = the crocodile posture

makhatraataa = the protector, saviour of makha (Indra)

magna = (adj) immersed

maghaa = Also known as makka. Tenth nakshatra

maN^gala = Mars. Also Auspiciousness and well-being

maN^galavaara = Tuesday

machchittaH = in consciousness of Me

machchittaaH = their minds fully engaged in Me

majina = deer skin?

majjat.h = one who takes a dip

majjati = (6 pp) to sink, to drown

maJNchaH = (m) bed

maNi = gem

maNigaNaaH = pearls

maNipura = a chakra near or at the navel

maNibandhaH = (m) wrist

maNDala = circle

maNDita = shining

maNDuka = a frog

maNDukaasana = the frog posture

mat.h = upon Me (KRishhNa)

mata = Opinion

mataM = injunctions

mataH = (f) mother

mataa = is considered

mataaH = are considered

matiM = intellect

matiH = intellect , thought ,opinion

matiraapaneyaa = matiH + ApaneyA:mind + to be led

matirbhinnaH = mind +different (different opinions or views)

matirmama = my opinion

maturaa = the city of mathura

matR^i = mother

mate = in the opinion

matkarma = My work

matkarmakR^it.h = engaged in doing My work

matkuNa = bed-bug

matkuNaH = (m) bedbug, khatamal

mattaH = beyond Me

matparaM = subordinate to Me

matparaH = in relationship with Me

matparamaH = considering Me the Supreme

matparamaaH = taking Me, the Supreme Lord, as everything

matparaaH = being attached to Me

matparaayaNaH = devoted to Me

matprasaadaat.h = by My mercy

matvaa = having thought ,thinking that

matsa.nsthaaM = the spiritual sky (the kingdom of God)

matsara = Anger, Jealousy, Envy, Hostility

matsthaani = in Me

matsya = a fish

matsyaNDii = (n) molasses

matsyaasana = the fish posture

matsyendraasana = the posture of Matsyendra

mad.hbhaktaH = My devotee

mad.hbhaktiM = My devotional service

mad.hbhaavaM = transcendental love for Me

mad.hvyapaashrayaH = under My protection

mada = Intoxication

madaM = illusion

madana = manmatha (god of Love)

madanaM = god of love, Cupid

madanugrahaaya = just to show me favor

madarthaM = for My sake

madarthe = for my sake

madaandha = blind from lust

madaanvitaaH = absorbed in the conceit

madaashrayaH = in consciousness of Me (KRishhNa consciousness)

madira = (f) wine

madiiya = Mine

madgatapraaNaaH = their lives devoted to Me

madgatena = abiding in Me, always thinking of Me

madbhaktaH = engaged in My devotional service

madbhaavaM = My nature

madbhaavaaH = born of Me

madbhaavaaya = to My nature

madya = liqour

madyaajii = My worshiper

madhu = Sweet

madhukara = bee

madhukarii = bee

madhukarkaTi = (f) papaya

madhukoshaH = (m) beehive

madhumakshikaa = (f) bee

madhumehaH = diabetes

madhura = sweet

madhuraM = sweet

madhuratva = sweetness

madhuraaksharam.h = sweet letter(s)

madhusuudana = O killer of the demon Madhu (KRishhNa)

madhusuudanaH = the killer of Madhu

madhusphiitaa = sweet

madhya = middle

madhyaM = middle

madhyama = medium

madhyamaruupaM = having this form in the middle

madhyastha = mediators between belligerents

madhyaani = in the middle

madhyaayu = Medium span of life 32-75 years

madhye = among, in

madhyonnatakaachaH = (m) magnifying lens

man.h = to think

mana = Mind

manaH = heart

manaHprasaadaH = satisfaction of the mind

manana = Reflection

manapravaaha = Stream of thought

manavaH = Manus

manave = unto the father of mankind (of the name Vaivasvata)

manas.h = mind

manasaM = whose mind

manasaH = more than the mind

manasaa = by the mind

manasi = in the mind

maniish = lord of the mind

maniishhiNaH = great sages or devotees

maniishhiNaaM = even for the great souls

maniishhita = (n) a wish

manu = father of the human race

manuH = the father of mankind

manushhya = man

manushhyaloke = in the world of human society

manushhyaaH = all men

manushhyaaNaaM = of such men

manushhyeshhu = in human society

manogataan.h = of mental concoction

manojavaM = having the speed of mind

manobhiH = and mind

manomani = samadhi

manoraJNjana = entertainment, pleasant to mind

manoratha = wish

manorathaM = according to my desires

manorame = another appellation to PArvati here meaning `pleasing to the mind'

manohara = beautiful

mangala = auspicious

mangalaM = auspiciousness

mantavyaH = is to be considered

mantra = spell

mantraH = transcendental chant

mantrayate = (10 ap) to consult

mantrahiinaM = with no chanting of the Vedic hymns

manthati = to churn (as in to get butter from curds)

mandaakinii = the ganges

mandaan.h = lazy to understand self-realization

mandaara = mountain used by the gods to stir the cosmic ocean

mandi = A mathematical point that arises every day a certain number of hours after sunset. Used in Electional Astrology or Muhurtha

mandira = abode

mandire = in the temple

manmatha = god of love, Cupid

manmanaaH = always thinking of Me

manmayaa = fully in Me

manyate = (4 ap) to think, to believe

manyante = think

manyase = you so think

manye = think

manyeta = thinks

mama = mine

mamaapi = even my

mayaM = full of/completely filled

mayaH = full of

mayaa = by me

mayi = in myself

mayuraasana = the peacock posture

mayuura = a peacock

mayuuraH = (m) peacock

mayyasahishhNu = mayi+asahishhNuH, in me+intolerant

maraNa = death

maraNaM = death

maraNaat.h = than death

mariicha = a name of Sun

mariichi = rays

mariichiH = Marici

mariichikaa = (f) chillies

mariichimaalin.h = (adj) garlanded with rays, sun

maru = desert

marut.h = wind

marutaH = the forty-nine Maruts (demigods of the wind)

marutaaM = in the air or thoro' the air

marubhuumiH = (m) desert, barren land

marjaaraH = (m) cat

martya = mortal

martyalokaM = to the mortal earth

martyeshhu = among those subject to death

mala = dirt, rubbish

malaya = malaya mountain

malayaja = arising out of mount malaya

malena = by dust

mallaH = (m) wrestler

mallayuddham.h = (n) wrestling

mashaka = gnat, small fly

mashakaH = (m) mosquito

mashakajaalaH = (m) mosquito net

mashii = (f) ink

mahat.h = great man

mahataH = from very great

mahataa = great

mahati = in a great

mahatiiM = great

mahadavadhaanaM = great care \& attention

mahadyoniH = source of birth in the material substance

mahaniiya = great person

maharshhayaH = great sages

maharshhi = great sages

maharshhiiNaaM = of the great sages

mahaa = Big

mahaakaavya = epic poem, very long poem

mahaajanaH = great man

mahaatman.h = great man

mahaatmanaH = the great souls

mahaatmaa = Great man

mahaatmaanaH = the great souls

mahaadeva = the great god - Shiva

mahaadoshhaat.h = from the great defects, wrongs

mahaan.h = great

mahaanadyaaM = in the great river

mahaanubhavaan.h = great souls

mahaapaataka = great sins

mahaapaapaat.h = from the great sins

mahaapaapmaa = greatly sinful

mahaapurushhayoga = Combination for an extraordinary personality. Usually a planet is in Exaltation and in a Kendra (Angular sign or house)

mahaabandha = types of mudraa

mahaabalau = (two)great powerful persons

mahaabaahuH = mighty-armed

mahaabaaho = O mighty-armed one

mahaabhaarataH = epic Mahabharat, part of itihas (history)

mahaabhuutaanii = the great elements

mahaamudraa = types of mudraa

mahaayogeshvaraH = the most powerful mystic

mahaarathaH = great fighter

mahaarathaaH = great chariot fighters

mahaaraashhtra = Indian state

mahaarha = great (those that deserve to be called great)

mahaavighnaat.h = from the great obstacles

mahaaviira = Mahavir

mahaashaN^khaM = the terrific conchshell

mahaashanaH = all-devouring

mahipaala = (m) king

mahimaa = Glory

mahimaanaM = glories

mahimnaH = of greatness

mahisha = he - buffalo

mahishha = (m) buffalo

mahishhaH = demon

mahishhaasurasya = of demon mahisha

mahishhaasureNa = by the demon mahishasura

mahiiM = the world

mahiikR^ite = for the sake of the earth

mahiipate = O King

mahiikshitaaM = chiefs of the world

mahendra = Indra, god of gods

maheshvaraM = the Supreme Lord

maheshvaraH = the Supreme Lord

maheshvaasaaH = mighty bowmen

mahodadhi = ocean

mahyam.h = Mine

makshikaa = bee

maa = Do not

maaM = me

maa.ngalika = auspicious

maa.nsaavasaadi = mAmsau+Adi, flesh+etc

maagaa = mA+gaa, Don't+go

maaNikya = perl

maata = mother

maata.nga = Matang

maataraM = (fem.acc.Sing.)mother

maataa = mother

maataamaha = (m) grandfather (mother's father)

maataamahi = (f) grandmother (mother's mother)

maatula = maternal uncle

maatulaaH = maternal uncles

maatulaan.h = maternal uncles

maatR^i = mother

maatR^i-bhaava = The 4th house of Mother

maatra = only

maatraasparshaH = sensory perception

maadyati = (4 pp) to be glad

maadhava = vishnu, krishhna

maadhavaH = KRishhNa (the husband of the goddess of fortune)

maadhurya = Sweetness

maadhyam.h = (n) medium, platform

maana = Respect

maanava = human

maanavaH = a man

maanavadharma = humanity based ideology, prescribed behavior for humans

maanavaaH = human beings

maanavii = (adj) done by human

maanasa = mind

maanasaM = of the mind

maanasaH = within the mind

maanasaaH = from the mind

maanasika = of the mind

maanushhaM = human

maanushhiiM = in a human form

maanushhe = in human society

maapanadaNDaH = (m) ruler, scale

maapikaa = (f) scale, ruler

maam.h = me

maamakaM = from Me

maamakaaH = my party (sons)

maamikaaM = My

maayayaa = by the illusory energy

maayaa = Unreality, illusion, prakRitii

maayaametaaM = this illusory energy

maaraya = (verbal stem) to kill

maaraatmaka = habitual killer

maaruta = wind

maarutaH = wind

maarutatulyavegam.h = with the speed equal to that of wind-god(his father

maarutiryasya = mArutiH+yasya, Hanuman+whose

maarga = way (masc)

maargaH = a way, road, path, a means, search, inquiry, investigate

maargashiirshhaH = the month of November-December

maargaachala = mountain coming in the way

maarjana = cleaning

maarjanaM = correcting, rubbing

maarjaara = cat

maardavaM = gentleness

maala = a wreath

maalaa = Garland

maalaakaara = (m) gardener

maalaakaarii = (f) a woman selling flowers and garlands

maalaasana = the garland posture

maalikaa = Garland

maalinii = shining, also maalinii metre, the one with garland

maalya = garlands

maashha = (m) a gold coin

maasa = month

maasaanaaM = of months

maahaatmyaM = glories

maahaaraajya = being the great king

mitra = (neut) friend

mitradrohe = in quarreling with friends

mitre = in (towards) the friend

mithuna = Sexual union. The Zodiacal sign Gemini

miththyaachaaraNi = adj. living in the falsehood

miththyaavaadii = adj. adherent to improper philosophy

mithyaa = (fem.nom.S)false; unreal

mithyaachaaraH = pretender

mithyaaGYaanena = (instr.) through false knowledge

mithyaishhaH = this is all false

mimaaM = this

mimaa.nsaa = one of the schools (systems) of Indian philosophy

milati = ( 6 pp) to join, meet

mishraM = mixed

mishrayati = to mix

mihira = sun

miina = The Zodiacal sign Pisces

mukulam.h = (n) a bud

mukta = liberated

muktaM = liberated

muktaH = released

mukta\-hasta\-shirshhaasana = the freehand headstand posture

muktasaN^gaH = liberated from association

muktasya = of the liberated

muktaanaaM = pearls or released

muktaasana = the liberated posture

muktiM = salvation/freedom

muktvaa = quitting

mukha = mouth

mukhaM = mouth

mukhadvaaram.h = (n) the main entrance gate (of a house)

mukhapuTalekhaH = (m) cover story

mukhaani = faces

mukhe = through the mouth

mukhyaM = the chief

mugdhaakshi = the woman with innocent eyes

muchyante = get relief

muJNchati = (6 pp) to loosen

muNDaM = head

muNDii = shaven head

mudita = delight

mudgara = hammer, mallet

mudgaraH = (m) hammer

mudraNa = printing, publication

mudraa = a seal, postures especially with hands and face

munayaH = the sages

muniH = a sage

muniinaaM = of the sages

muneH = sage

mumukshubhiH = who attained liberation

mumocha = left , gave up

murabhit.h = one who has killed Mura - Lord Vishnu

muralii = flute

muraliidhara = one who holds flute attribute to Krishna

muraari = the enemy of `Muraa' (Lord Krishna)

muraare = Oh Muraa's enemy!(KrishhNa)

murchhaa = mind-fainting

mushhTiH = (m) fist

musala = pestle

muslima = Muslim

muhurmuhuH = repeatedly

muhyati = (4 pp) to faint

muhyanti = are bewildered

mukshiya = release (Verb)

muuka = dumb

muuDha = foolish person

muuDhaH = the fool

muuDhamate = O, foolish mind!

muuDhayonishhu = in animal species

muuDhaa = fools

muuDhaaH = foolish men

muudha = foolish man

muurkha = fool

muurtayaH = forms

muurti = idol

muurdhajaa = hair (from the head)

muurdhan.h = head

muurdhni = on the head

muula = Also spelt Moola. The nineteenth nakshatra

muulaM = rooted

muulatrikona = Root trine. Specially favourable sign positions for planets. Almost as good as Exaltation

muulabandhaasana = the ankle-twist posture

muulashodhana = cleansing the rectum

muulaani = roots

muulaashinau = roots-eaters (2 persons)

muulya = value, worth

muulyaaN^kaH = (m) postage stamp

muushhakaH = (m) mouse

muushhakadhvajam.h = having the mouse as the flag

muuLa = Nineteenth nakshatra

mR^iga = animal

mR^iga-tR^ishhNikaa = mirage

mR^igaaNaaM = of animals

mR^ige.ndrataa = the nature of the king of animals

mR^igendraH = the lion

mR^iNaala = soft

mR^ita = Dead

mR^itaM = dead

mR^itasya = of the dead

mR^itaasana = the corpse posture

mR^ittikaa = mud

mR^ityu = of death

mR^ityu-bhaava = House of Death or the 8th

mR^ityuM = death

mR^ityuH = death

mR^ityuu = death

mR^ityoH = (masc.poss.S) death's

mR^ida.nga = drum

mR^idaN^ga = Drum

mR^iduu = soft

mR^iyate = (6 ap) to die

mR^iishati = (6 pp) to ponder, to reflect

me = mine

megha = cloud

medaH = (neu) fat

medhayaa = (fem.instr.S)intellect

medhaa = (f) memory, ability to remember things

medhaavaan.h = well- read man , intellectual

medhaavii = intelligent

meruH = Meru

merudaNDa = the spinal column

meshha = First Zodiacal sign Aries

meshhaH = (m) sheep

maitraH = friendly

maitrii = friendship

maithuna = sacramental intercourse

moghaM = uselessly

moghakarmaaNaH = baffled in fruitive activities

moghaGYaanaaH = baffled in knowledge

moghaashaaH = baffled in their hopes

mochaya = (verbal stem) to make free

modaka = with the sweetened rice-balls

modate = (1ap) to rejoice, to be happy

modishhye = I shall rejoice

moha = temptation

mohaM = infatuation

mohaH = illusion

mohanaM = the delusion

mohayasi = You are bewildering

mohaat.h = by illusion

mohaaddaasyati = out of infatuation+ will give

mohaaveshaM = infatuated state(moha+AveshaM-seizure)

mohitaM = deluded

mohitaaH = are bewildered

mohiniiM = bewildering

mohena = by the illusion

mohau = and illusion

moksha = emancipation of the soul from rebirth

mokshaM = the liberation

mokshakaaN^kshibhiH = by those who actually desire liberation

mokshayishhyaami = will deliver

mokshaaya = for the purpose of liberation

mokshyase = you will be liberated

mauna = silence

maunaM = silence

mauni = silent

mJNjushhaa = (f) a box

mriyate = dies

mle.nchchha = adj. barbarian

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