Definition of Mitra
1. Noun. Hindu god of friendship and alliances; usually invoked together with Varuna as a supporter of heaven and earth.
Definition of Mitra
1. Proper noun. An important divinity of Indic culture, descended, together with the Zoroastrian yazata Mithra, from a common Proto-Indo-Iranian deity *Mitra, a god of the oath. ¹
2. Proper noun. Proto-Indo-Iranian deity, a god of the oath. ¹
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Literary usage of Mitra
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1853)
"In Mitra adusta it is narrow, and has only a single, very long, ... The genus Mitra was peculiar before for having some species with a distinct ..."
2. Bulletins of American Paleontology by Cornell University, Paleontological Research Institution (1895)
"Mitra nodulosa (Gmelin), Krebs, The West Indian Marine Shells, p. 37. 1878. Mitra nodulosa (Gmelin), M6r.li, Catalogue of West-India Shells, p. 12. 1882. ..."
3. Report on the Turton Collection of South African Marine Mollusks: With by Paul Bartsch (1915)
"Mitra HELENA, new species. Shell small, wax-yellow, with two bands of white, ... These specimens came to the United States National Museum, labelled " Mitra ..."
4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1845)
"The painting of this shell is not much unlike that of the Mitra variabilis. ... The Mitra pullata is exactly intermediate between the Mitra bal- ..."
5. Rigveda Brahmanas: The Aitareya and Kauṣītaki Brāhmaṇas of the Rigveda by Arthur Berriedale Keith (1920)
"Indra and Vayu won together, then Mitra and Varuna, ... Presumably iti here is deities, those for Indra and Vayu, Mitra used to point the contrast of ..."
6. Contributions to the Science of Mythology by Friedrich Max Müller (1897)
"For even if we go a step further and ask what was meant by names no longer used in their appellative character, such as Mitra, ..."