Maithila: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Maithila (मैथिल).—Is Janaka; went to Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 82. 26.
1b) The son of the Mithila king, Śatadhanva.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 78.
1c) A dynasty of 28 kings, contemporaneous with the 10 Śaiśunāgas.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 24; 74. 137; Matsya-purāṇa 272. 16.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
maithila (मैथिल).—a S Relating to the city or country Mithila;--a tribe of Brahmans &c.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Maithila (मैथिल).—[mithilāyāṃ bhavaḥ aṇ] A king of Mithilā; उत्पन्ना मैथिलकुले जनकस्य महात्मनः (utpannā maithilakule janakasya mahātmanaḥ) Rām.7.17.37; R.11.32,48.
-lāḥ (pl.) The people of Mithilā q.v.
-lī Name of Sītā; स जहार तयोर्मध्ये मैथिलीं लोकशोषणः (sa jahāra tayormadhye maithilīṃ lokaśoṣaṇaḥ) R.12.29.
Derivable forms: maithilaḥ (मैथिलः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ-lī-laṃ) Belonging to, born in, &c. Mithila. f. (-lī) A name of Sita. E. mithilā, aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maithila (मैथिल).—i. e. mithilā + a, I. adj., f. lī, Born in, referring to, Mithilā, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 110, 13. Ii. m. The king of Mithilā, Ram. 3, 53, 2. Iii. f. lī, A name of Sītā, ib. 3, 49, 55.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maithila (मैथिल).—[feminine] ī relating to Mithilā. [masculine] sgl. & [plural] the king & the people of [Middle], [feminine] ī the princess of [Middle], i.e. Sītā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Maithila (मैथिल):—mf(ī)n. relating or belonging to Mithilā, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
2) m. a king of M° ([plural] the people of M°), [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maithila (मैथिल):—[(laḥ-lī-laṃ) a.] Of Mithila. f. A name of Sītā.
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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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 64 - The description of Nimi dynasty (vaṃśa) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 8: Marriage with Kaikeyī < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Part 12: Kidnaping of Bhāmaṇḍala < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Part 19: Retreat to the forest < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 4 - Chemists of the Metallic School: Introduction < [A Brief History of Indian Chemistry and Medicine]
Contribution of Vachaspati-Mishra to Samkhya System (by Sasikumar. B)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)