Anyonyamithuna, Anyonya-mithuna: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anyonyamithuna (अन्योन्यमिथुन).—mutual union.

Derivable forms: anyonyamithunam (अन्योन्यमिथुनम्).

Anyonyamithuna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anyonya and mithuna (मिथुन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Anyonyamithuna (अन्योन्यमिथुन):—[=anyonya-mithuna] [from anyonya > anya] a n. mutual union

2) [v.s. ...] m. united mutually.

3) [v.s. ...] b mfn. living by couples, [Harivaṃśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anyonyamithuna (अन्योन्यमिथुन):—(In the Sāṅkhya philosophy.) I. [tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) Mutual copulation or union (see the following). Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m.

(-naḥ) Consorting or joining mutually; a condition of the three guṇa or qualities sattva, rajas and tamas qq. vv.; i. e. ‘they consort like males and females; sattwa consorts with rajas, rajas with sattwa, and tamas with rajas and sattwa’. Compare the following and anyonyajanana. E. anyonya and mithuna.

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