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Mithras

EnglishEdit

Mithras

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Mithras.

Proper nounEdit

Mithras

  1. A Roman god, cult figure of the 2nd-4th century Roman mystery religion known as the "Mysteries of Mithras" (now colloquially Mithraism)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably via Ancient Greek Μίθρας (Míthras), via some unattested Old Iranian intermediary, ultimately from vocative Avestan 𐬨𐬌𐬚𐬭𐬀 (Miθra), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mitram (contract), whence *mitra (contractual partner, friend), conceptualized as a deity, from Proto-Indo-European *mei (to bind). Related to Sanskrit मित्र (mitra), Vedic god associated with Varuna, among the earliest Indic names known.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mithrās m (genitive Mithrae); first declension

  1. A Roman god, cult figure of the 2nd-4th century Roman mystery religion known as the "Mysteries of Mithras" (now colloquially Mithraism)