mitra मित्र

Definition: m. Name of an āditya- (generally invoked together with varuṇa- see mitrā-v-,and often associated with aryaman- q.v; mitra- is extolled alone in ,and there described as calling men to activity, sustaining earth and sky and beholding all creatures with unwinking eye;in later times he is considered as the deity of the constellation anurādhā-, and father of utsarga-) etc.