Meaning of 'maṃsanna or masanna'

n A corrupted word with a sense founded on popular misapprehension. Formerly, at shraddhs &c., fleshmeat (maṃsa) was eaten and spirituous liquor (madya) drunk. These things, maṃsa & madya, were proscribed by Shankaracharya, and masa & madhu (Phaseolus radiatus and honey) were substituted. Hence arose maṃsanna a corruption, as a word, from nasanna and a perversion in sense as conveying the sense Flesh-food instead of the sense Food of phaseolus radiatus.

Meaning of मांसान्न or मासान्न

n A corrupted word with a sense founded on popular misapprehension. Formerly, at shráddhs &c., fleshmeat (मांस) was eaten and spirituous liquor (मद्य) drunk. These things, मांस & मद्य, were proscribed by Shankaráchárya, and माष & मधु (Phaseolus radiatus and honey) were substituted. Hence arose मांसान्न a corruption, as a word, from नाषान्न and a perversion in sense as conveying the sense Flesh-food instead of the sense Food of phaseolus radiatus.

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