Manthagiri, Mantha-giri: 2 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Manthagiri (मन्थगिरि).—the Mandara mountain (used as a churning-stick); मन्थाद्रिभ्रमणभ्रमं हृदि हरिद्दन्तावलाः पेदिरे (manthādribhramaṇabhramaṃ hṛdi hariddantāvalāḥ pedire) Bv.1.55.

Derivable forms: manthagiriḥ (मन्थगिरिः).

Manthagiri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantha and giri (गिरि). See also (synonyms): manthācala, manthādri, manthaparvata, manthaśaila.

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

Manthagiri (मन्थगिरि):—[=mantha-giri] [from mantha > manth] m. ‘churning-mountain’, Name of the mountain Mandara (which served for a ch°. stick at the ch° of the ocean of milk), [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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