Mutramarga, Mūtramārga, Mutra-marga: 9 definitions


Mutramarga means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Mutramarga in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Mūtramārga (मूत्रमार्ग) refers to the “urethra”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 31).—Accordingly, “[...] This body with its nine gates (nanadvāra [=navadvāra?]) is always secreting impurity: the eyes (akṣi) spill out rheum (akṣi-gūthaka) and tears (aśru); the ears (karṇa) produce wax (karṇagūthaka); the nose (nāsā) contains snot (siṃghāṇaka); the mouth (mukha) has saliva (lālā) and vomit (vāntīkṛta); the anus (guda) and the urethra (mūtramārga) constantly empty out excrement (viṣ) and urine (mūtra); and the hair-pores (romakūpa) sweaty impurity. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mutramarga in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mūtramārga (मूत्रमार्ग).—m S The urethra.

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

mūtramārga (मूत्रमार्ग).—m The urethra.

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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

[«previous next»] — Mutramarga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mūtramārga (मूत्रमार्ग).—the urethra.

Derivable forms: mūtramārgaḥ (मूत्रमार्गः).

Mūtramārga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mūtra and mārga (मार्ग). See also (synonyms): mūtrapraseka.

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

Mūtramārga (मूत्रमार्ग).—m.

(-rgaḥ) The urethra. E. mūtra, mārga passage.

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

Mūtramārga (मूत्रमार्ग):—[=mūtra-mārga] [from mūtra] m. the urethra (-nirodhana n. obstruction of it), [Suśruta]

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

Mūtramārga (मूत्रमार्ग):—[mūtra-mārga] (rgaḥ) 1. m. The urethra.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mutramarga 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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