Ata, Āṭa, Aṭā: 12 definitions



Ata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aata.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Āṭa, (etym. ? Cp. Sk. āṭi Turdus Ginginianus, see Aufrecht, Halāyudha p. 148) a kind of bird J. VI, 539 (= dabbimukha C.). (Page 97)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṭa (अट).—f An obstruction; a bar, let, impediment, lit. fig. 2 A stone &c. put under a wheel to scotch it. 3 (fig. A let or hinderance to unfaithfulness.) Forfeit or penalty, as attached to engagements. 4 Stubbornness or obstinacy. v dhara. 5 The bridge of a vīṇā or similar instrument. 6 A bar, nail, stone &c. used as a lever. 7 A catch or ravel (of a rope or string), a tangle, a snarl. Hence, fig. a knot in the mind; a prejudice against. 8 The water which flows on (in a pāṭa or channel) after stoppage of the mōṭa or other source. (Quasi, aṭata aṭata jēṃ pāṇī.) Ex. ēvaḍhyā aṭīnēṃ vāphā bharēla mōṭa ubhī kara. 9 m A member of the loom. The notched or channeled stick fastened before the paradēśī. Used to widen or open out the threads. 10 f At marbles. The thumb depressed to support the hand and fingers in the position to shoot: also the spot on which this down-pointing thumb rests.

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āṭa (आट).—f Obstinacy &c. See aṭa.

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āṭa (आट).—f Teasing &c. See aṭa, aṭāghāṭa &c.

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āṭa (आट).—f Grit of rice boiled and mixed up with flour. 2 f m A term of the loom. The instrument of pressing home the woven portion of a web.

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āṭā (आटा).—m A hoop or ring; any annular or circular binding;--as that around a barrel, drum, musket &c.; a boys' hoop; a mountebank's hoop, a pail-carrier's hoop. 2 A turn (around a post &c.) with a rope. 3 R The frame of a chatrī or iralēṃ.

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āta (आत).—f A father's sister. 2 n ( H) A custard-apple.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

aṭa (अट).—f Hindrance. Condition. Obstinacy.

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āṭa (आट).—f Obstinacy. Teasing. Grit of rice boiled and mixed up with flour. See aṭa.

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āṭā (आटा).—m A hoop; a turn with a rope.

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āta (आत).—f A father's sister. n A custard-apple.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṭa (अट).—a. Wandering; क्षपाटः (kṣapāṭaḥ) a night-roamer. ततः क्षपाटैः पृथुपिङ्गलाक्षैः खमानशे (tataḥ kṣapāṭaiḥ pṛthupiṅgalākṣaiḥ khamānaśe) Bk 2.3.

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Aṭā (अटा).—[aṭ vā aṅ] The habit of roaming about (as a religious mendicant); so अ (a), अटाठ्या (aṭāṭhyā).

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Āta (आत).—a. [ā-at-ac] Spread around.

-taḥ Ved.

1) A quarter of the sky.

2) A scaffold.

3) The frame of a door.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṭa (अट).—mf.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭā) 1. Going 2. Roaming. wanderng E. aṭa, and ac aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ātā (आता).—[feminine] ([instrumental] [plural] also ātais) frame, border, edge.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Aṭā (अटा):—[from aṭ] f. the act or habit of roaming or wandering about (especially as a religious mendicant).

2) Āṭa (आट):—mfn. (√aṭ), going, going after, only ifc. e.g. kanyāṭa, kṣapāṭa, patny-āṭa etc.

3) m. Name of a Nāga demon, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa] (cf. ātaka.)

4) Āta (आत):—[=ā-ta] [instrumental case] [plural] ā-tais See ā-tā under ā-√tan.

5) Ātā (आता):—[=ā-tā] [from ā-tan] a mf. the frame of a door, [Ṛg-veda ix, 5, 5] ([instr. [plural] ā-tais; [varia lectio] ā-tābhis [commentator or commentary] on [Nirukta, by Yāska iv, 18]]) and, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxix, 5] ([instrumental case] [plural] ā-tais)

6) [v.s. ...] ‘the frame’ id est. a quarter of the sky, [Ṛg-veda] ([nominative case] [plural] ā-tās; [locative case] [plural] ā-tāsu).

7) [=ā-tā] b and ā-tāna See ā-√tan.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṭa (अट):—I. m. f. n.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭam) Roaming, wandering. Ii. f.

(-ṭā) The roaming or wandering, esp. of a religious mendicant. E. aṭ, kṛt aff. ac.

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Aṭā (अटा):—f.

(-ṭā) See aṭa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṭa (अट):—[(ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) m. f. n.] Wandering.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Aṭa (अट):—(von aṭ) adj. herumschweifend, herumirrend: kṣapāṭa = niśācara [Bhaṭṭikavya 2, 30.]

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Aṭā (अटा):—(von aṭ) f. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 1, 17, Vārttika von Kātyāyana. 1.] das Herumschweifen (um Almosen einzusammeln) [Ratnakoṣa] und [Nīlakaṇṭha im Śabdakalpadruma]; vgl. die Erklärer zu [Amarakoṣa 2, 7, 35.]

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Āṭa (आट):—m. Nomen proprium einer Schlange [Pañcaviṃśabrāhmaṇa 25, 15] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 35.]

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Āta (आत):—

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Ātā (आता):—

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Aṭa (अट):—, wegen patnyāṭa ist wohl āṭa (s. d.) anzunehmen.

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Āṭa (आट):—(von aṭ) eher m. nom. act., als adj.; vgl. kanyāṭa, kṣapāṭa, tailāṭī, dhārāṭa, patnyāṭa, padmāṭa, bhāryāṭa .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Aṭā (अटा):—, aṭāṭā und aṭaṭyā f. das Herumschweifen , Umhergehen (als Bettler).

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Āṭa (आट):——

1) am Ende einiger Compp. oder act. von aṭ. Auch āṭaka (f. ṭikā). —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Schlangendämons [Tāṇḍyabrāhmaṇa 25,15,3.]

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Āta (आत):—s. ātā.

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Ātā (आता):—f. (Instr. Pl. ātābhis und ātais ) Umfassung , Rahmen einer Thür ; bildlich auch Rahmen des Himmelsraumes.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Aṭā (अटा):—(nm) a garret, an attic.

2) Ata (अत):—[=अत:] (ind) hence; therefore; thus; on this account; ~[param] now onwards, hereafter.

3) Atā (अता):—(nm) a gift; —[karanā/pharamānā] (to be so kind as) to give away, to bestow.

4) Āṭā (आटा) [Also spelled aata]:—(nm) flour; ([kaṃgālī meṃ]) —[gīlā honā] to be plunged into yet another complication when already afflicted; [āṭe ke sātha ghuna pisanā] to undergo an undeserved suffering on account of association; [āṭe-dāla kā bhāva mālūma honā] to be confronted with unwelcome realities of practical life; [āṭe-dāla kī phikra] anxiety regarding means of sustenance; [āṭe meṃ namaka] in reasonable/small proportions.

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