Mainda, Maimda: 14 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Mainda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mainda (मैन्द).—One of the monkeys who helped Śrī Rāma in the search for Sītā. Purāṇas give the following information regarding this monkey:

(i) Mainda lived in a cave in Kiṣkindhā. While he was living there Sahadeva one of the Pāṇḍavas came that way during his victory campaign in Dakṣiṇa Bhārata and fought with him. Sahadeva was defeated. But Mainda was pleased with him and gave him many valuable presents and advised him that no difficulties should be put against Dharmaputra achieving his object. (Śloka 18, Chapter 31, Sabhā Parva).

(ii) Mainda was the minister of Sugrīva, King of the monkeys. He was mighty, intelligent, and kind to others. (Śloka 23, Chapter 28, Vana Parva).

(iii) Mainda was one of the leaders who led the monkeys who went in search of Sītā. (Śloka 19, Chapter 283, Vana Parva).

(iv) In the Rāma-Rāvaṇa battle Mainda and others also fainted along with Lakṣmaṇa and others. It was only when they washed their faces with the water given by Kubera that they could see things clearly.

(v) Mainda was the son of A vinīdevas. (10th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mainda (मैन्द).—A brother of Vānara Dvivida (s.v.); fatherin-law of Angada.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 67. 2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 220 and 238.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

maīnda (मईंद).—See maidā &c.

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mainda (मैंद).—m (A rude harrow or clodbreaker; or a machine to draw over a sown field, a drag. 2 An individual of a particular tribe. They waylay and murder travelers. 3 A hypocrite.

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mainda (मैंद).—a (manda S) Heavy, sluggish, doltish.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mainda (मैंद).—a Heavy, doltish. m A hypocrite.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mainda (मैन्द).—Name of a demon killed by Kṛṣṇa.

Derivable forms: maindaḥ (मैन्दः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mainda (मैन्द).—m.

(-ndaḥ) The name of a demon killed by Krishna.

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

Mainda (मैन्द).—m. The name of a demon.

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

Mainda (मैन्द).—[masculine] [Name] of a monkey.

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

Mainda (मैन्द):—m. Name of a monkey-demon killed by Kṛṣṇa, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Mainda (मैन्द):—(ndaḥ) 1. m. Name of a demon.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Mainda (मैन्द) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maiṃda.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mainda in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Maiṃda (मैंद) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mainda.

2) Maiṃda (मैंद) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Mṛgendra.

3) Māiṃda (माइंद) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Mṛgendra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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