Mitti: 5 definitions


Mitti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Mitti, (f.) (a by-form of metti) friendship J. I, 468 (=metti C.). (Page 532)

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Miṭṭī (मिट्टी):—(nf) earth, soil; clay: dirt, dust; mortal remains;—[kā tela] kerosene oil; —[uṭhanā] one’s mortal remains to be carried away (for last rites); to be carried away for funeral rites; —[karanā] to ruin, to destroy; —[kā putalā] man—made up of mortal stuff; —[kā loṃdā] a pile of clay, an absolutely inert fellow; —[kā śera] a clay tiger; —[kī mūrata] human physique; see —[ke mādho; -ke mādho] a stupid fellow, a nitwit; —[ke mola] damn cheap; as cheap as dirt; —[kharāba honā / bigaḍanā / barabāda honā] the last rites to be mismanaged; the last rites not to be duly performed; —[chue to sonā ho jāe] all he touches turns to gold; —[ṭhikāne lagānā] to duly perform the last rites; —[ḍālanā] to cover up an evil; —[denā] to bury the dead body; to collectively lay the dead body to rest; —[pakaḍanā] to take deep roots; —[palīda honā] to be in a miserable plight; to be humiliated/insulted/embarrassed; the last rites not to be duly performed; —[meṃ milanā] to be razed to the ground; to be ruined/wasted.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Mitti (मित्ति) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mati.

2) Mittī (मित्ती) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Maitrī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Miṭṭi (ಮಿಟ್ಟಿ):—[noun] = ಮಿಟ್ಟೆ [mitte].

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Miṭṭī (मिट्टी):—n. soil; mud;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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