GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Linguistics) A subfamily of Indic languages.
- n. a subfamily of Indic languages
“Thus, punch-marked coins were issued by the Gandhara (6-4 cent BC), Avanti (5 cent BC) and the Mauryan and Magadhan empires.”
“Slowly, with a large entourage of monks, the Buddha journeyed through Magadhan territory, first to Nalanda and then to Pataligama”
“First he approached Prince Ajatasattu, son and heir of King Bimbisara and commander-in-chief of the Magadhan army.”
“For years, Kosala had been fending off the Magadhan army, which was making a bid to achieve sole hegemony in the region.”
“It is generally agreed that the most useful texts are those written in Pali, a north Indian dialect of uncertain provenance, which seems to have been close to Magadhan, the language that Gotama himself may have spoken.”
“The Buddha noticed the great fortresses that were being built by the Magadhan ministers in preparation for the coming war with the Vajjians, and prophesied the city’s future greatness.”
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