Definition of Mithan
1. Noun. Ox of southeast Asia sometimes considered a domesticated breed of the gaur.
Group relationships: Bibos, Genus Bibos
Generic synonyms: Asian Wild Ox
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mithan
Literary usage of Mithan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Jungle By-ways in India: Leaves from the Note-book of a Sportsman and a by Edward Percy Stebbing (1911)
"The history and distribution of the mithan have been matters of considerable ... The mithan is also supposed to extend down into Burma and Tenasserim, ..."
2. Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend and Law by James George Frazer (1919)
"A mithan is tied up to a post and the parties to the oath, grasping a spear with ... A mithan is a species of bison. mithan. See J. Shakespear, op. cit. ..."
3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... or less domesticated among the hill tribes of Northeastern India, and thence eastward through Assam to the Chinese borders, where it is known as mithan. ..."
4. A Short Account of the Kuki-Lushai Tribes on the North-east Frontier by C. A. Soppitt (1887)
"They have mithan, pigs, goats, man keep? Five or six, sometimes ten or and fowls. How many mithan does a more. Are they killed for pujas ? ..."