- A Roman god, cult figure of the 2nd-to-4th-century Roman mystery religion known as the "Mysteries of Mithras" (now colloquially Mithraism)
Until the 1970s, the character of Roman Mithras was widely assumed to be a continuation of that of Iranian Mithra (and thus also of Indo-Iranian *mitra). This notion is no longer followed today, and it is generally agreed that borrowing (e.g. of the name) does not constitute continuation.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmi.tʰraːs/, [ˈmɪt̪ʰɾäːs̠]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈmi.tras/, [ˈmiːt̪rɑs]
- A Roman god, cult figure of the 2nd–4th century Roman mystery religion known as the "Mysteries of Mithras" (now colloquially Mithraism)
First-declension noun (masculine Greek-type with nominative singular in -ās), singular only.