Mitu, Mītu: 3 definitions


Mitu means something in biology, Tamil. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Mitu in India is the name of a plant defined with Rubia cordifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Galium cordifolium (L.) Kuntze (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Folia Geobotanica et Phytotaxonomica (1995)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Linzer Biologische Beiträge (1978)
· Cytologia (1987)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1898)
· Glimpses in Plant Research (1988)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mitu (ಮಿತು):—[adjective] = ಮಿದು [midu]1.

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Mitu (ಮಿತು):—[noun] = ಮಿದು [midu]2.

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Mīṭu (ಮೀಟು):—

1) [verb] to tear or pull out by the roots; to uproot.

2) [verb] to move, lift with or as with a lever.

3) [verb] to come out; to be issued forth.

4) [verb] to cause to come to surface or to a recognisable level; to raise.

5) [verb] to jump or leap.

6) [verb] to become excess; to grow excess.

7) [verb] to stretch forward.

8) [verb] to close and open the eye lids repeatedly and in quick succession; to blink.

9) [verb] to flow out suddenly and forcefully; to gush.

10) [verb] to violate, transgress; to overstep.

11) [verb] to pull and release suddenly a string of a musical instrument to produce a sound; to pluck.

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Mīṭu (ಮೀಟು):—

1) [noun] the act of tearing or pulling out by the roots.

2) [noun] the state of being or being available in excess; abundance; plentifulness.

3) [noun] the quality of excelling another or others; excellence; superiority.

4) [noun] a kind of ornament worn by women.

5) [noun] the act of plucking a string or strings of a musical instrument.

6) [noun] a power of pleasing or attracting; beauty; charm; attractiveness.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Mītu (மீது) < மீ². [mi².] noun

1. Top, outer or upper surface; மேற்புறம். [merpuram.]

2. Elevated place; மேடு. [medu.] (நாமதீபநிகண்டு [namathipanigandu] 535.) — preposition On, upon; மேல். தண் வயலூரன்மீது [mel. than vayaluranmithu] (நாலடியார் [naladiyar], 389). — adverb Over, overmuch; அதிகம். [athigam.] (W.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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