Mahabharata meaning

mähə-bärə-tə
A Sanskrit epic principally concerning the dynastic struggle and civil war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas in the kingdom of Kurukshetra about the 9th century bc , and containing the text of the Bhagavad-Gita, numerous subplots, and interpolations on theology, morals, and statecraft.
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(proper) One of the two great epics of India, written in Sanskrit about 200 b.c.
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Origin of mahabharata

  • Sanskrit Mahābhāratam great (telling) of the Bharatas mahā- great meg- in Indo-European roots Bhāratam of the Bharatas, descendants of the legendary Indian king Bharata

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition