Maithuna: 19 definitions

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Maithuna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

Maithuna has 17 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Maithun.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Maithuna (मैथुन):—(von mithuna)

1) adj. f. ī a) gepaart, ein Paar verschiedenen Geschlechts bildend: gāndharvyaḥ [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 27, 14.] — b) verschwägert: saṃyuktaṃ maithunaṃ vā [Pāraskara’s Gṛhyasūtrāṇi 3, 10.] — c) zur Begattung in Beziehung stehend: sparśāḥ die Gefühle der Wollust beim Beischlaf [Kaṭhopaniṣad 4, 3.] strīṇāṃ bhoge ca maithune [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 100.] dārakarmaṇi maithune das mit der Begattung in Zusammenhang stehende Heirathen, dieselbe bezweckend [3, 5.] na caiṣāṃ maithuno dharmo babhūva so v. a. bei ihnen fand keine Begattung statt [Mahābhārata 12, 7255. 7257.] vāsas ein Kleidungsstück, welches man beim Beischlaf anhat, [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 116.] —

2) n. Paarung, Begattung [Yāska’s Nirukta 8, 10.] [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 5, 15. 3, 4, 18, 124. 6, 1, 4.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 538.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 401.] [Medinīkoṣa Nalopākhyāna 108.] [Halāyudha 5, 52.] [ĀŚV. GṚHY. 3, 9, 6.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 10, 4, 4, 4.] [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 2, 1, 8. 25, 4, 27.] [MAITRYUP. 3, 4.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 56.] [Mahābhārata 4, 832. 13, 1499.] [Suśruta 1, 72, 9.] [Spr. 379. 409.] krayakrīta [1743.] mṛtaṃ maithunamaprajam [?2244. 5275. WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 256. Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 903.] jvara [Mahābhārata 13, 1516.] naṃ car [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 141.] [Mahābhārata 13, 4521.] gam [4570.] gata im Beischlaf begriffen [1, 3812.] gamana [Suśruta 1, 317, 4.] maithunameti [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 45, 12.] ya āste nam [Oxforder Handschriften 91,b,23.] maithunāyopacakratuḥ [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 37, 5.] maithunāyopajagmatuḥ [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 1, 38, 7.] vidagdhamaithunopagamana [Suśruta 1, 80, 5.] yatra maithunairedhire prajāḥ [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 21, 1.] ta enaṃ lolupatayā maithunāyābhipedire [20, 23.] maithunaṃ tu samāsevya puṃsi yoṣiti vā [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 11, 174. 67.] maithunābhighāta, ati [Suśruta 1, 263, 6. 290, 12.] [Śārṅgadhara SAṂH. 1, 6, 12.] Am Ende eines adj. comp. (f. ā): saṃvṛta [Harivaṃśa 1365.] spṛṣṭamaithunā [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 205.] saṃsṛṣṭa [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 135.] akṛtapuruṣāntara [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 160.] maithuna = saṃgati, saṃgata, saṃbandha Vereinigung, Verbindung [Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 18, 124.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Halāyudha]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Maithuna (मैथुन):——

1) Adj. (f. ī) — a) gepaart , ein Paar verschiedenen Geschlechts bildend. — b) verschwägert. — c) zur Begattung in Beziehung stehend , bei der B. stattfindend , — getragen (Kleid) , B. bezwecken. dharma m. so v.a. Begattung.

2) n. — a) Paarung , Begattung. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. — b) *Vereinigng , Verbindung.

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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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