Mita: 10 definitions


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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Mita (मित).—A Marut of the 5th gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 96.

1b) A Sudharmāṇa god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 60.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A stronghold in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxx.134.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Mita is the name of a locality that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—To oppose Parakkamabāhu’s forces who crossed the Kalā Oya and took up position at Aṅgamu (see above), Gajabāhu's troops engaged them at Senāgāma but were defeated. Parakkamabāhu's troops then continued their advance towards Anurādhapura and successively captured:—(i) Manyāgāma; (ii) Mita; (iii) Sūkaragāma; (iv) Terigāma (see Teragama); and (v) Badarībhātikamāna, a few miles from Anurādhapura.

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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

mita : (pp. of miṇāti) measured; weighed; balanced.

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

Mita, (Vedic mita, pp. of , mināti, to measure; also in meaning “moderate, measured, ” cp. in same sense Gr. mέtrios) measured, in measure D. I, 54 (doṇa° a doṇa measure full); Sn. 300 (bhāgaso m. measured in harmonious proportions, i.e. stately); Pv. I, 1013 (id.); J. III, 541.—amita unlimited, without measure, boundless, in Ep. amit-ābha of boundless lustre Sdhp. 255. Also N. of a Buddha.

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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

mita (मित).—p (S) Measured. 2 fig. Moderate, temperate, of the due quantity or degree. Ex. of comp. mitabhāṣaṇa, mitabhōjana, mitāśana, mitabhōjī, mitabhāṣī, mitāhāra, mitavyaya, mitavyayī.

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mīṭa (मीट).—f(miṭaṇēṃ) Glued and closed state (of the eyes) through excess of the gummy excretion: closedness generally (of eyes, flowers, leaves,

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

mita (मित).—p Measured. Fig. Moderate.

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mīṭa (मीट).—f Closedness (of eye &c.).

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mita (मित).—p. p. [mi mā-vā-kta]

1) Measured, meted or measured out.

2) Measured off, bounded, defined.

3) Limited, measured, moderate, little, scanty, sparing, brief (words &c); पृष्टः सत्यं मितं ब्रूते स भृत्योऽर्हो महीभुजाम् (pṛṣṭaḥ satyaṃ mitaṃ brūte sa bhṛtyo'rho mahībhujām) Pt.1.87; R.9.34.

4) Measuring, of the measure of (at the end of comp.), as in ग्रहवसुकरिचन्द्रमिते वर्षे (grahavasukaricandramite varṣe) i. e. in 1889.

5) Investigated, examined.

6) Cast, thrown away.

7) Built.

8) Established, founded.

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

Mīṭa (मीट) or Mīḍa.—(m.), = next, dung: mīṭa-sthāne yathā krimiḥ Śikṣ 81.4; (varāha) iva mīḍa-kuṇape (compare BR 5.1302 s.v. kuṇapa) KP 101.5; satkāra-mīḍe pata- naṃ KP 131.8 (verse; in 3 above, satkāra-uccāra-patanaṃ).

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

Mita (मित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Measured. 2. Moderate, limited, few or little. 3. Known, understood. 4. Examined. 5. Scattered, sprinkled. E. to mete, or mi to scatter, aff. kta, form irr.

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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. 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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