Mishta, Miṣṭa: 14 definitions


Mishta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Miṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Mista or Mishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Misht.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Miṣṭa (मिष्ट) refers to “various kinds of sweetmeats”, according to the Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta 2.3.44ff—Accordingly:—“[...] There were soft cakes made with mung dhal, soft cakes made with ripe bananas, and soft cakes made with urad dhal. There were various kinds of sweetmeats [viz., miṣṭa], condensed milk mixed with rice cakes, a coconut preparation and every kind of cake desirable. [...] Thus Lord Kṛṣṇa was offered all the food, and the Lord took it very pleasantly”

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Miṣṭa (मिष्ट) refers to “sweet-tasting (fruits)” which were altered by using a recipe for manipulating the taste of fruits (on the tree), according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly, “A ball made out of (piṇḍīkṛta) the mixture of Thevetia peruviana, Gloriosa superba, the big and small Solanum indicum kept in the hole at the root of a tree watered with the same mixture, produces pungent fruits (on that tree) although their natural taste is sweet (miṣṭa-phala) [sahajamiṣṭaphale'pi nūnam]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

miṣṭa (मिष्ट).—a (S) Sweet. Note. This word is especially used in the sense Savory, sapid, tasteful, pungent, piquant: opp. to insipid, vapid, flat &c.

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

miṣṭa (मिष्ट).—a Sweet, savoury.

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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

Miṣṭa (मिष्ट).—a. [miṣ-kta]

1) Sweet.

2) Dainty, savoury; किं मिष्टमन्नं खरसूकराणाम् (kiṃ miṣṭamannaṃ kharasūkarāṇām); cf. 'why cast pearls before swine.'

3) Moistened, wetted.

-ṣṭam 1 A sweetmeat.

2) A dainty or savoury dish.

-ṣṭā Sweetness. °निम्बू (nimbū) sweet citron.

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

Miṣṭa (मिष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Sprinkled, wetted. 2. Sweet, sugary. 3. Dainty, savoury. n.

(-ṣṭaṃ) A sweetmeat. E. miṣ to sprinkle, aff. kta.

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

Miṣṭa (मिष्ट).—[adjective] savoury, dainty, sweet; [neuter] = seq.

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

1) Miṣṭa (मिष्ट):—[from miṣ] a See [column] 2.

2) b mfn. ([probably] [from] mṛṣṭa) dainty, delicate, sweet ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) n. a sweetmeat, dainty or savoury dish, [ib.]

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

Miṣṭa (मिष्ट):—[(ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a.] Sprinkled; sweet. n. A sweetmeat.

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

Miṣṭa (मिष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Miṭṭha.

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Mishta 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Miṣṭa (मिष्ट) [Also spelled misht]:—(a) sweet; ~[bhāṣī] sweet-spoken.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Miṣṭa (ಮಿಷ್ಟ):—

1) [adjective] having a taste of or like that of, sugar or honey; sweet.

2) [adjective] having a generally agreeable taste and smell (said chiefly of food).

3) [adjective] soaked; wet; damp.

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Miṣṭa (ಮಿಷ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] the quality of being agreeable and tasty; tastiness.

2) [noun] the quality of being agreeable to the mind or is gratifying; gratification.

3) [noun] any sweet-meat.

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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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