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 (mĭth′rəs) or Mith·ra (-rə)
n. Mythology
The ancient Persian god of light and guardian against evil, often identified with the sun.

[Greek Mithrās, from Avestan and Old Persian Mithra-; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.Mithra - ancient Persian god of light and truthMithra - ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god
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