from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology The ancient Persian god of light and guardian against evil, often identified with the sun.
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- proper n. A Roman god, cult figure of the 2nd-4th century Roman mystery religion known as the "Mysteries of Mithras" (now colloquially Mithraism)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A deity of the ancient Persians, the god of light or of the sun, who came at last to be regarded as the ruler of both the material and the spiritual universe, and was worshiped with an elaborate ritual, with accompaniment of ceremonial mysteries.
- n. A genus of South American lycænid butterflies.
- n. A genus of spiders.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god
Greek Mithrās, from Avestan Mithrō and Old Persian Mithra; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Mithras. (Wiktionary)