Mathin: 8 definitions

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Mathin 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Mathin (मथिन्) refers to a “churning-stick” (manthā nagaḥ), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 11.62.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mathin (मथिन्).—m. [math-ini] (Nom. sing. manthāḥ, acc. pl. mathaḥ)

1) A churning-stick; मुहुः प्रणुन्नेषु मथां विवर्तनैर्नदत्सु कुम्भेषु मृदङ्गमन्थरम् (muhuḥ praṇunneṣu mathāṃ vivartanairnadatsu kumbheṣu mṛdaṅgamantharam) Kirātārjunīya 4.16; N.11.62;22.44.

2) Wind.

3) A thunderbolt.

4) The penis.

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

Mathin (मथिन्).—m.

(-nthā) 1. A churning-stick. 2. The Penis. 3. Wind. 4. The thunderbolt. E. mathi to stir or agitate, aff. in, and the nasal rejected.

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

Mathin (मथिन्).—[math + in], the bases of some cases are manthan and math, m. 1. A charning-stick, Mahābhārata 1, 1124. 2. The penis.

— Cf. [Latin] mentula.

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

1) Mathin (मथिन्):—[from manth] m. (strong stem, manthan, older manthā; middle mathin or mathi [q.v.]; sg. [nominative case] manthās [accusative] manthām [for manthānam See manthāna under √manth] ; [instrumental case] mathā [dual number] mathibhyām [plural] mathibhyas etc. cf. pathin and, [Pāṇini 7-1, 83 etc.]; for mathīnām See mathi above) a churning-stick, any stick or staff for stirring or churning, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] the penis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a thunderbolt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Mathin (मथिन्):—(nthī) 5. m. A churning-stick.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mathin 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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