Maithili, Maithilī: 3 definitions
Maithili means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Maithilī.—language and alphabet of Mithilā or the Tirhut region of North Bihar. Note: maithilī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Maithilī (मैथिली):—[from maithila] a f. See below.
2) [from maithila] b f. Name of Sītā (daughter of Janaka, king of M°), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kālidāsa]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Maithilī (मैथिली):—(nf) a dialect of Hindi spoken in Mithila: (Bihar).
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+11): Maithileya, Maithilisharana, Vidyapati, Maithilinataka, Maithiliparinaya, Bahulashva, Sahasya, Apratirupa, Ratnaparayana, Paribhoga, Oja, Dhanin, Dasharathi, Sharayantra, Braja, Tanuta, Braj, Ghee, Shakuni, Janakpur.
Search found 8 books and stories containing Maithili, Maithilī; (plurals include: Maithilis, Maithilīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 121 - Sita is restored to Rama < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 59 - Rama reproaches Lakshmana < [Book 3 - Aranya-kanda]
Chapter 117 - Rama sends far Sita < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 11: Rāma’s household < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
Part 3: Story of Kalyāṇamāla < [Chapter V - The kidnapping of Sītā]
Part 4: Sītā’s ordeal < [Chapter IX - Sītā’s purification and taking of the vow]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 57 - The Washerman’s Former Birth < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 58 - Lakṣmaṇa Leaves Sītā in the Forest < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 36 - Lomaśa Narrates the Deeds of Rāma to Āraṇyaka < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 11 - Glorification of Sītā Lake < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]
Chapter 31 - The Greatness of Saubhāgyeśvara and Other Tīrthas < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 30 - Rāma’s Life < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]