Meha: 12 definitions



Meha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Meh.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume II

The Sanskrit term Meha literally means to micturate.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Meha.—(IA 18), abbreviation of Mehara. Note: meha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

meha : (m.) a urinary affliction.

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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

mēha (मेह).—m S Urinary disease. Twenty-one varieties are enumerated. See pramēha. 2 Urining.

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

mēha (मेह).—m Urinary disease. Urining.

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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

Meha (मेह).—[mih-ghañ]

1) Making water, passing urine.

2) Urine.

3) A urinary disease; diabetes.

4) A ram.

5) A Goat.

Derivable forms: mehaḥ (मेहः).

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

Meha (मेह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Urinary disease, especially inflammatory affection of the urethra, including gonorrhœa, &c. 2. A ram. 3. A goat. 4. Urine, piss. E. mih to pass as urine, aff. ghañ .

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

Meha (मेह).—i. e. mih + a, m. 1. Making water, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 52. 2. Urine. 3. A ram.

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

Meha (मेह).—[masculine] urine; [accusative] [with] kṛ make water.

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

1) Meha (मेह):—m. (√mih) urine (mehaṃkṛ to make water), [Brāhmaṇa] (cf. a-meha), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) urinary disease, excessive flow of urine, diabetes, [Suśruta]

3) a ram (= meṣa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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