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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *máźʰas, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *máȷ́ʰas, from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂-os ~ *méǵh₂-es-, from *méǵh₂s (big, great). Cognate with Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬰𐬀𐬵‎(mazah‎, word), Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas), Latin magnus, Albanian madh (large, big).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

महस् (máhasn

  1. greatness, might, power, glory
  2. joy, gladness, pleasure

DeclensionEdit

Neuter as-stem declension of महस् (máhas)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative महः
máhaḥ
महसी
máhasī
महांसि
máhāṃsi
Vocative महः
máhaḥ
महसी
máhasī
महांसि
máhāṃsi
Accusative महः
máhaḥ
महसी
máhasī
महांसि
máhāṃsi
Instrumental महसा
máhasā
महोभ्याम्
máhobhyām
महोभिः
máhobhiḥ
Dative महसे
máhase
महोभ्याम्
máhobhyām
महोभ्यः
máhobhyaḥ
Ablative महसः
máhasaḥ
महोभ्याम्
máhobhyām
महोभ्यः
máhobhyaḥ
Genitive महसः
máhasaḥ
महसोः
máhasoḥ
महसाम्
máhasām
Locative महसि
máhasi
महसोः
máhasoḥ
महःसु
máhaḥsu

DescendantsEdit

  • Helu:
    • Sinhalese: මහ (maha, sacrifice)
  • Pali: maha m (festival, greatness)

ReferencesEdit

  • ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 238.