Mithi: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mithi (मिथि).—(MITHI JANAKA). Son of King Nimi. The sixth chapter of Devī Bhāgavata gives the following story about the birth of Mithi.

There was once an emperor of great renown in the line of Ikṣvāku named Nimi. He was the twelfth son of the celebrated Ikṣvāku and was devoted to the welfare of his subjects. He was a very honest, virtuous, righteous and good-natured man of a charitable disposition. The agrahāra (village where brahmins reside) named Jayantapura near the āśrama of Gautama Maharṣi was constructed by this emperor. This emperor of a Rājaṣic mind decided to perform a yāga which would take years for its conclusion and in which land was to be given as gifts. He went to his father Ikṣvāku, and took permission from him to conduct the yāga. He made all preparations for the yāga. He invited Bhṛgu, Aṅgiras, Vāmadeva, Pulastya, Pulaha and Ṛcīka all of whom were well-versed in the Vedas and were worthy of being priests in a Yāga of the kind he was conducting. He then went and invited his Kulaguru (family priest and preceptor) Vasiṣṭha for the Yāga. But Vasiṣṭha had to officiate at a Yāga conducted by Indra and so he commanded Nimi to postpone the Yāga by five hundred years. Nimi did not act according to it and he performed the Yāga with the help of the other sages and completed it successfully. After five hundred years when the Yāga of Indra came to a close, Vasiṣṭha came to see Nimi. Nimi was asleep then and the servants in the palace hesitated to go and inform him of the arrival of the sage. Vasiṣṭha got angry and cursed him and made him Videha (without body). At once the body of the King fell to the ground and the soul got out of it. But before the soul separated from the body Nimi cursed Vasiṣṭha also and separated his soul from his body. Vasiṣṭha was again born as the son of Mitrāvaruṇas. (See full article at Story of Mithi from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mithi (मिथि).—A son of Ni (e) mi, born out of the churning of Araṇi; see Janaka: founded the city of Mithilā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 4; Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 4-6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 23.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

miṭhī (मिठी).—f (miṣṭa Sweet &c.; the lips being glued together by sweets.) Cloyedness after eating sweets. v basa. 2 A hug, a close clasp or embrace, locking within the arms. v ghāla. Ex. vyāghrabhayēṃ paḷa- tāṃ uṭhāuṭhī || tōṃ risēṃ yēūna ghātalī miṭhī ||. 3 pl A scramble; an eager and emulous contest after. v paḍa. Ex. yandāṃ āmbyāṃvara miṭhyā paḍalyā.

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

miṭhī (मिठी).—f A hug. Cloyedness after eating sweets. pl A scramble.

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

Mithi (मिथि):—m. Name of a son of Nimi and prince of Míthilā, [Rāmāyaṇa] (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 511 n. 1]).

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Mithi 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

Mīṭhī (मीठी):—(a) feminine form of [mīṭhā] (see); —[gālī] pleasant vituperation, agreeable abuses (often showered through songs by women in conventional marriages); —[cuṭakī] a pleasant pinch, sweet joke; —[churī] a sweet spoken traitor, a cheat in friend’s garb; —[najara] tender looks, affectionate or amorous glances; —[nīṃda] carefree and restful sleep, sound and comfortable sleep; —[bāta] a sweet remark; —[bolī] sweet speech; —[māra] slow torture; —[āṃca para pakānā] to cause internal agony; to give slow fire; —[churī calānā] to pretend as a friend and hit hard;—[davā denā] to gild the pin, to soften the blow; —[najaro se dekhanā] to give the glad eye.

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