Maireya: 10 definitions

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Maireya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Maireya (मैरेय).—A kind of wine;1 flows in some rivers of the Uttarakuru region.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 120. 26.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 27.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Maireya (मैरेय) refers to a “drink which was served to guests at wedding”, according to the Mahābhārata Āśramavāsikaparva I.21, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—According to the Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa Uttarākāṇḍa 42.18, the highways of the Kiṣkindha were described as always redolent with the smell of liqour. Sīta herself enjoyed maireyaka variety of wine and promised to worship the river goddess with a thousand pitchers of wine. The Aśvamedha sacrifice of Yudhiṣṭhira has been compared to a sea of liquor in Mahābhārata. Maireya seems to be used as a drink which was served to guests at wedding. In the last chapters of Mahābhārata, dealing of liquor is considered improper for Brāhmaṇas.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maireya (मैरेय).—A kind of intoxicating drink (a combination of surā and āsava); अधिरजनि वधूभिः पीतमैरेयरिक्तम् (adhirajani vadhūbhiḥ pītamaireyariktam) Śi.11.51; G. L.34; पीत्वा च मधु- मैरेयम् (pītvā ca madhu- maireyam) Bhāg.6.1.59; मैरेयं सरसिजीमुखाम्बुजस्थं चक्राह्वाः सह गृहिणीभिरापिबन्ति (maireyaṃ sarasijīmukhāmbujasthaṃ cakrāhvāḥ saha gṛhiṇībhirāpibanti) Rām. Ch.7.

Derivable forms: maireyaḥ (मैरेयः), maireyam (मैरेयम्).

See also (synonyms): maireyaka.

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

Maireya (मैरेय).—n.

(-yaṃ) A sort of spirituous liquor, prepared from the blossoms of the Lythrum fruticosum, with sugar, &c. E. mirā said to be the name of a country or drug, ḍhak aff.

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

Maireya (मैरेय).—n. A spirituous liquor, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 368.

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

Maireya (मैरेय).—[masculine] [neuter] a kind of intoxicating drink.

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

Maireya (मैरेय):—m. n. a kind of intoxicating drink ([according to] to [Suśruta [Scholiast or Commentator]] a combination of surā and āsava), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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

Maireya (मैरेय):—(yaṃ) 1. n. A sort of spirituous liquor.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Maireya (मैरेय):—m. n. (die Lexicographen kennen nur das n.) ein aus Zucker und andern Stoffen bereitetes berauschendes Getränk [Amarakoṣa.2,10,42.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa.2,10,4.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 904.] [Halāyudha.2,175.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher.6,2,70.] [Mahābhārata.4,2364. 14,2682. 15,21.] [Harivaṃśa 8419.] [Rāmāyaṇa.1,53,2] [?(Manu’s Gesetzbuch pl.).2,91,15. 65.4,33,8 (pl.). Suśruta.1,70,10. 190,11 (Manu’s Gesetzbuch).2,77,3. 99,16. VĀGBH.1,7,40. Rājataraṅgiṇī.4,434.5,368. Bhāgavatapurāṇa.3,4,2. Oxforder Handschriften 91,b,4.] maireyaṃ dhātakīpuṣpaguḍadhānyāmlasaṃskṛtam (dhānāmlasaṃhitam [Śabdakalpadruma]) [MĀDHAVA] bei [AUFRECHT, Halāyudha] [Ind.] guḍamaireyaḥ [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 6, 2, 70,] [Scholiast] madhu ebend. [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 6, 1, 59.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Maireya (मैरेय):—m. n. ein aus Zucker und andern Stoffen bereitetes berauschendes Getränk. Nach [Cakradatta] zu [Suśruta (rotrh) 1,190.] eine Verbindung von surā und āsava.

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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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