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Mithridates or Mithradates is the Hellenistic form of an Iranian theophoric name, meaning "given by the deity Mithra". It may refer to:

Other people
  • Mithridates of Persia (d. 334 BC), son-in-law of Darius III
  • Mithridates (d. 401 BC), Persian soldier who killed Cyrus the Younger in 401 BC, according to Plutarch.
  • Mithradates, eunuch who assisted in the assassination of Xerxes I of Persia (d. 465 BC)
  • Mitradates, according to Herodotus a Median herdsman, who was ordered to murder the future Cyrus the Great by his grandfather Astyages, but who secretly raised him with his wife Cyno until the age of ten, having passed off their own stillborn child as the murdered Cyrus.
Other uses
  • Mithridate, semi-mythical antidote
  • Mithridatism, the practice of taking repeated low doses of a poison with the intent of building immunity to it.
  • Mehrdad, Persian male given name, equivalent of Mithradata
  • Mithridate, 1673 play by Jean Racine
  • Mithridates, philological term for any book in multiple languages, after Mithridates VI of Pontus who was said to be able to speak in over 25 languages


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