Bhata, Bhaṭā, Bhaṭa: 16 definitions

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Bhata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Bhaṭa (भट, “guards”) represents one of the members that makes up the jury of a law court, according to Brihaspati.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhaṭa (भट) refers to the “soldiers of Yama”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.18.—Accordingly:—“[...] the terrible (vikaṭa) soldiers (bhaṭa) of Yama [viz., Yamagaṇas] who desired to take him [viz., Guṇanidhi] to Saṃyamani (Saṃyamanī, the abode of Yama), approached him with nooses (pāśa) and clubs (mudgara) in their hands (pāṇi) and bound (baddha) him. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhaṭa.—(IE 8-3; CII 3, 4; EI 30; HD), same as Bhaṭa- manuṣya; probably derived from bhṛta which is sometimes used in its place. Generally used along with cāṭa or chātra; literally, ‘a soldier’; but really a Pāik, Barkandāz or Piāda, i. e. a constable. It is spelt as bhaṭṭa in the medieval inscriptions of Eastern India, though rarely the two are distinguished. See Bhaṭṭa. (SITI), a personal servant or soldier. Note: bhaṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhata : (pp. of bharati) brought up; maintained; reared; born; supported. (m.), a servant. || bhaṭa (m.) a soldier; a constable; a hireling.

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

Bhaṭa, (cp. Epic & Class. Sk. bhaṭa, fr, dial. bhaṭ to hire; originally the same as bhṛtya fr. bhṛta & bhṛti of bhṛ Dhtp 94, Dhtm 114.—bhaṭa=bhatyaṃ i.e. bhṛtyaṃ) servant, hireling, soldier Miln. 240; VvA. 305 (bhattavetana°). As to suggestion of bhaṭa occurring in phrase yathā-bhaṭaṃ (Kern. Toev. s. v. yathābhaṭaṃ) see discussion under yathā bhataṃ.

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Bhata, (adj.) (cp. Epic Sk. bhṛta) 1. supported, fed, reared, maintained A. III, 46 (bhatā bhaccā “maintained are my dependents”); J. V, 330 (kicchā bh.), given by Kern, Toev. s. v. in meaning “full” with wrong ref. J. VI, 14. Cp. bharita. (Page 497)

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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

bhaṭa (भट).—m (S) A Brahman, esp. one that subsists by begging. Pr. bhaṭāsa dilhī ōsarī āṇi bhaṭa pāya pasarī. 2 S A warrior.

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bhāṭa (भाट).—m ( H) A class of people or an individual of it. They are minstrels or bards. 2 fig. An empty chatterer.

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bhāṭa (भाट).—f n A place in the sea or a river which appears at low water; a shoal, shallow, sand- bank. 2 n C also bhāṭalēṃ n C An elevated and level spot occurring in arable land; dry therefore and fit only for the inferior grains. 3 f C Ground prepared for sugarcane: also a plantation of sugarcanes.

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bhāta (भात).—n Rice in the husk. Rice when slightly husked is called karaḍa, when better or fully husked, tāndūḷa, when boiled, bhāta m. bhāta as m for jōndha- ḷyācā bhāta is also Boiled grains of Holcus sorhum. 2 fig. A mess of corrupt and squashy fruits; a rotting sore &c. unhaunhā bhātāsārikhā daḍapaṇēṃ or cēpaṇēṃ To oppressgrievously. bhāta sōḍāvā paṇa sāta sōḍūṃ nayē Let go your dinner, but let not your company go (on the road unattended). bhāta bharaṇēṃ To dine or meal. Ex. mājhyā gharīṃ bhāta bharāyālā yā Take your rice with me to-day.

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bhāta (भात).—f P Credit, repute, good name. v rākha, sambhāḷa, ṭhēva, g. of o.

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bhātā (भाता).—m (bhastrā S) A bellows. v phuṅka. 2 A quiver. 3 A kind of leather-bag in which soldiers and travelers carry their cooking utensils &c. 4 Skin peeling off, a scab. 5 ( H) Vulgar for bhattā.

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

bhaṭa (भट).—m A Brahman, esp. one that sub- sists by begging. bhaṭācā ubhā dāṇḍā āḍavā dāṇḍā Used of one who shifts and veers, ever adapting himself to his occa- sions and circumstances. A warrior.

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bhāṭa (भाट).—f n A shoal. m Fig. An empty chatterer; a bard.

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bhātā (भाता).—m A bellows. A quiver. A scab. Batta.

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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

Bhaṭa (भट).—[bhaṭ-ac]

1) A warrior, soldier, combatant; दीन परिजनकृताश्रुजलो न भटीजनः स्थिरमना विचक्लमे (dīna parijanakṛtāśrujalo na bhaṭījanaḥ sthiramanā vicaklame) Śi.15.93; तद्भटचातुरीतुरी (tadbhaṭacāturīturī) N.1.12; वादित्रसृष्टिर्घटते भटस्य (vāditrasṛṣṭirghaṭate bhaṭasya) 22.22; Bk. 14.11.

2) A mercenary, hired soldier, hireling.

3) An outcast, a barbarian.

4) A demon.

5) Name of a degraded tribe.

6) A servant, slave.

-ṭā Coloquintida (iṃdravāruṇī).

Derivable forms: bhaṭaḥ (भटः).

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Bhāṭa (भाट).—Wages, hire, rent; गृहवाप्यापणादीनि गृहीत्वा भाटकेन यः । स्वामिनो नार्पयेद् यावत् तावद् दाप्यः स भाटकम् (gṛhavāpyāpaṇādīni gṛhītvā bhāṭakena yaḥ | svāmino nārpayed yāvat tāvad dāpyaḥ sa bhāṭakam) || Vṛddhamanu.

Derivable forms: bhāṭam (भाटम्).

See also (synonyms): bhāṭaka.

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Bhāta (भात).—p. p. [bhā-kta] Shining, brilliant, bright.

-taḥ Dawn, morning.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhaṭa (भट).—name of a śreṣṭhin, brother of Naṭa: Divyāvadāna 349.11; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.3.17.

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

Bhaṭa (भट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. A mercenary. 2. A warrior, a soldier, a combatant. 3. A barbarian, or outcaste of a particular tribe. 4. A goblin. E. bhaṭ to maintain, aff. ac .

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Bhāta (भात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Shone, bright, resplendent. m.

(-taḥ) Morning, dawn. E. bhā to shine, aff. kta.

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

Bhaṭa (भट).— (a form of bhṛta, based on bharta), m. 1. A soldier. 2. An outcaste of a particular tribe. 3. A goblin.

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

Bhaṭa (भट).—[masculine] hireling, soldier, servant.

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Bhāṭa (भाट).—[neuter] wages, hire, rent.

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

1) Bhaṭa (भट):—[from bhaṭ] m. ([from] bhṛta) a mercenary, hired soldier, warrior, combatant, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a servant, slave, [Kāvyādarśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] a humpback, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a serpent-demon, [Buddhist literature]

5) [v.s. ...] = arya-bhaṭa (cf. below)

6) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a degraded tribe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. bhaṭṭa, bhaḍa, bhaṇḍa; according to some ‘a person whose father is a Brāhman and whose mother is a Naṭī’)

7) Bhaṭā (भटा):—[from bhaṭa > bhaṭ] f. coloquintida.

8) Bhāta (भात):—[from bhā] mfn. shining, appearing etc.

9) [v.s. ...] = prabhāta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] n. ([impersonal or used impersonally]) appearance has been made by ([instrumental case]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

11) Bhāṭa (भाट):—m. or n. (√bhaṭ) wages, hire, rent, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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