Mantha, Maṇṭha, Mamtha: 19 definitions


Mantha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Mantha (मन्थ) refers to calotropis (or a liquid in combination with fried rice and ghee) and is mentioned in a list of remedies for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., śyāmāka (Panicum milliaceum) or nīvāra (water-grass) or tila (sesame) or atasī (flax) or niṣpāva (bean) or kaṅgu (a kind of panic seed) or yavapiṣṭikā (flour of barley)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., mantha (calotropis or a liquid in combination with fried rice and ghee)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Mantha (मन्थ):—The liquid obtained by churning of any food substance after addition of 14 times of water.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Mantha in India is the name of a plant defined with Trigonella foenum-graecum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Medicago tibetana (Alef.) Vassilcz. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1994)
· Landwirthschaftliche Flora (1866)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2002)
· Methodus Plantas Horti Botanici (1794)
· Grassland of China (2000)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mantha : (m.) churning stick; parched corn-flour.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Mantha, (fr. math) a churning stick, a sort of rice-cake (=satthu) Vin. I, 4, (cp. Vedic mantha “Rührtrank”= homeric kukew/n “Gerstenmehl in Milch verrührt, ” Zimmer, Altind. Leben 268). (Page 523)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

manthā (मंथा).—m The glass-bead used by the potter to rub and polish his pitchers.

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

manthā (मंथा).—m A churnstaff.

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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

Maṇṭha (मण्ठ).—A kind of baked sweetmeat.

Derivable forms: maṇṭhaḥ (मण्ठः).

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Mantha (मन्थ).—[manth-karaṇe ghañ]

1) Churning, shaking about, stirring, agitating; मन्थादिव क्षुभ्यति गाङ्गमम्भः (manthādiva kṣubhyati gāṅgamambhaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 7.16; R.1.3.

2) Killing, destroying.

3) A mixed beverage; पुंसा नक्षत्रेण मन्थं संनीय जुहोति (puṃsā nakṣatreṇa manthaṃ saṃnīya juhoti) Bṛ. Up. 6.3.1.

4) A churning-stick (manthā also).

5) The sun.

6) A ray of the sun.

7) Excretion of rheum from the eyes, mucus (from the eyes), cataract.

8) An instrument for kindling fire by attrition.

9) A spoon for stirring.

1) A kind of antelope.

11) A medical preparation of drink; चूर्णे चतुष्पले शीते क्षुणद्रव्यं पलं क्षिपेत् । मृत्पात्रे मन्थयेत् सम्यक् तस्माच्च द्विपलं पिबेत् (cūrṇe catuṣpale śīte kṣuṇadravyaṃ palaṃ kṣipet | mṛtpātre manthayet samyak tasmācca dvipalaṃ pibet) Bhāva. P.

Derivable forms: manthaḥ (मन्थः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Manthā (मन्था).—(nom. sg.; fem., if not masc. to a stem man-than) = Sanskrit mantha, a mixed beverage: Mahāvyutpatti 5755.

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

Mantha (मन्थ).—m.

(-nthaḥ) 1. A churning stick. 2. The sun. 3. A dish made of barley-meal with ghee and water, a sort of gruel or porridge. 4. A disease of the eyes, cataract or opacity. 5. Rheum, excretion of the eyes. 6. Killing, destroying. 7. Agitating, stirring, churning. 8. A ray of light. 9. An instrument for kindling fire by friction. E. manth to churn, &c., aff. ac .

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

Mantha (मन्थ).—curtailed manthan (see mathin), m. 1. A churning-stick. 2. The sun. 3. Churning, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 172, 12. 4. Stirring, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 10. 5. Killing.

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

Mantha (मन्थ).—[masculine] stirring, churning, killing, slaying; a mixed beverage; spoon for stirring, churning-stick; a kind of antelope.

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Manthā (मन्था).—[feminine] churning or churning-stick.

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

1) Maṇṭha (मण्ठ):—m. a sort of baked sweetmeat, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

2) Mantha (मन्थ):—[from manth] a etc. See under √manth.

3) [from manth] b m. stirring round, churning, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] shaking about, agitating, [Raghuvaṃśa; Uttararāma-carita]

5) [v.s. ...] killing, slaying, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] a drink in which other ingredients are mixed by stirring, mixed beverage (usually parched barley-meal stirred round in milk; but also applied to a [particular] medicinal preparation), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

7) [v.s. ...] a spoon for stirring, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Kauśika-sūtra]

8) [v.s. ...] a churning-stick, [Mahābhārata; Pāṇini 7-2, 18]

9) [v.s. ...] a kind of antelope, [ṢaḍvBr.]

10) [v.s. ...] the sun or a sun-ray, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] a [particular] disease of the eye, excretion of rheum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) Manthā (मन्था):—[from mantha > manth] a f. See below

13) Mantha (मन्थ):—[from manth] n. an instrument for kindling fire, by friction, [Mahābhārata]

14) Manthā (मन्था):—[from manth] 1. manthā form from which comes [nominative case] (m.) manthās [accusative] thām

15) [v.s. ...] See mathin, p. 777, col. 1.

16) [v.s. ...] 2. manthā f. a churning-stick [Bombay edition]

17) [v.s. ...] a mixed beverage, [Atharva-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

18) [v.s. ...] Trigonella Foenum Graecum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Mantha (मन्थ):—(nthaḥ) 1. m. A churning-stick; the sun; porridge; rheum, disease of the eyes; killing; churning.

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

Mantha (मन्थ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maṃtha.

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Mantha 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) Maṃtha (मंथ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Manth.

2) Maṃtha (मंथ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Mantha.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Maṃṭha (ಮಂಠ):—[noun] a kind of sweet dish.

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Maṃtha (ಮಂಥ):—

1) [noun] = ಮಂಥನ - [mamthana -] 1 & 2.

2) [noun] a shaking, stirring vehemently.

3) [noun] the act or an instance of destroying completely.

4) [noun] a kind of drink made with the flour of a corn fried in ghee and mixed in cold water.

5) [noun] the sun.

6) [noun] a ray of sunlight.

7) [noun] a particular eye-disease.

8) [noun] the watery discharge from the mucous membranes of the eyes; eye-rheum.

9) [noun] a dried piece of peepul wood, used to ignite by rubbing with another piece, in a religious sacrifice.

10) [noun] a long-handled, cuplike spoon for dipping out liquid.

11) [noun] a kind of antelope.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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