missa

adjective

  1. mixed (with: -˚); various Vin.i.33 (kesa˚, jatā˚ etc. = a mixture of, various); Thag.143; Ja.iii.95, Ja.iii.144 (udaka-paṇṇa˚ yāgu); Pv.i.9#2 (missā kiṭakā). nt. missaṃ as adv. “in a mixed way” Vism.552 = Vb-a.161 (+ dvidhā).
  2. accompanied by (-˚), having company or a retinue, a title of honour in names, also as polite address [cp. Sk. miśra & āraya miśra] Ja.v.153 (voc. f. misse), Ja.v.154 (f. missā).
  3. missa is changed to missī in compound with kṛ; and bhū (like Sk.) thus in missī-bhāva (sexual) intercourse, lit. mixed state, union Ja.ii.330; Ja.iv.471; Ja.v.86; Vb-a.107; and missī-bhūta mixed, coupled, united Ja.v.86 (= hatthena hatthaṃ gahetvā kāya-missībhāvaṃ upagata C.). Cp sam.˚.
  • -kesī (f.) “mixed hair,” epithet of a heavenly maiden or Apsaras Vv.60#14 (explained at Vv-a.280 as “ratta-mālādīhi missita-kesavaṭṭī”). The m. missa-kesa occurs as a term for ascetics (with muṇḍa) at Vism.389.

orig. pp. of miś, cp. Vedic miśra. Sk. miśrayati, mekṣayati; Gr. μίγνυμι & μίσγω; Lat. misceo mixtus; Ags. miscian = mix; Ohg. miskan
■ Dhtp.631 “sammissa”