Mridita, Mṛdita: 8 definitions


Mridita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Mṛdita can be transliterated into English as Mrdita or Mridita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Mṛdita (मृदित) refers to “moistening (the seed of a plant)”, as prescribed by certain bio-organical recipes for plant mutagenesis, 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 seed of Nymphaea caerulea should be made moist (mṛdita) with the mixture of urine and dried dung of a she-buffalo for seven days and after sowing it in rich soil should be nourished with coconut water (gale water?). It then grows into a Nerium indicum”.

Ayurveda book cover
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛdita (मृदित).—p. p.

1) Pressed, squeezed; सुरतमृदिता बालवनिता (suratamṛditā bālavanitā) Bhartṛhari 2.44.

2) Crushed, pounded, ground down, trampled upon, killed.

3) Rubbed off, removed. (See mṛd).

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

Mṛdita (मृदित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Rubbed, ground. 2. Trodden or trampled on. 3. Pressed. E. mṛd to reduce to powder, aff. kta .

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

1) Mṛdita (मृदित):—[from mṛd] mfn. pressed, squeezed, crushed, broken, trampled down, laid waste, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] rubbed, [Kāvya literature; Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] rubbed off, wiped away, removed, destroyed, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Mṛdita (मृदित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Rubbed, ground.

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

Mṛdita (मृदित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khaḍḍia, Caḍḍia, Pannāḍia, Parihaṭṭia, Malia.

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Mridita 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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