Data, Dātā, Dāta: 12 definitions


Data means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Daat.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dātā (दाता).—A Mukhya gaṇa of the Sāvarṇya epoch;1 a Sukha God.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 56; 100. 18;
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 19.

1b) A Vaikuṇṭha God.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 57.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Daṭa (दट) [?] (in Chinese: P'o-tch'a) is the name of an ancient kingdom associated with Hasta or Hastanakṣatra, as mentioned in chapter 18 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—Chapter 18 deals with geographical astrology and, in conversation with Brahmarāja and others, Buddha explains how he entrusts the Nakṣatras [e.g., Pūrvaphalgunī and Uttaraphalgunī] with a group of kingdoms [e.g., Daṭa] for the sake of protection and prosperity.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dāṭa (दाट).—a Thick or inspissate--a liquid or moist substance. 2 Thick, deep, not thin--paper, a board. 3 Of close texture--cloth. 4 Tight, pinching, pressing, squeezing;--as a garment, as a peg or pin too large for a hole. 5 Close, thick, crowded together--trees, rain, people, things. 6 fig. Close, firm, familiar--friendship, attachment, intercourse. 7 fig. Publicly rumored--an affair: very general or thick--a report or tidings.

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dāṭā (दाटा).—m A plug, cork, bung, spigot, a stopple gen. v mara, ghāla, basava.

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dātā (दाता).—a (S) That gives, grants, bestows; a donor. Hence generous, liberal, charitable. Pr. dēī tō dātā na dēī tōhī dātā.

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

dāṭa (दाट).—a Thick-a liquid. Thick, deep, not thin-paper &c. Of close texture- cloth. Tight–a garment. Close, thick, crowded together-trees &c. Fig. Close, firm, familiar-friendship. Very general or thick-a report or tidings.

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dāṭā (दाटा).—m A plug, cork.

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dātā (दाता).—a That gives; a donor. Generous, liberal, charitable.

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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

Dāta (दात).—a.

1) Divided, cut.

2) Washed, purified; तयदातवदा भीमा (tayadātavadā bhīmā) Kirātārjunīya 15.2.

3) Reaped.

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

Dāta (दात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Cut, divided. E. to cut, affix karmaṇi kta.

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

1) Dāta (दात):—[from ] 1. dāta mfn. ‘given’ See tvā-.

2) [from ] 2. dāta mfn. cut off. mowed (barhis), [Pāṇini 7-4, 46 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [from ] 3. dāta mfn. cleansed, purified, [Pāṇini 7-4, 46] (cf. ava-, vyava-).

4) 4. dāta m. [plural] Name of a school of [Atharva-veda]

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

Dāta (दात):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Cut, divided.

[Sanskrit to German]

Data in German

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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) Ḍāṭa (डाट) [Also spelled daat]:—(nf) a cork, spigot, plug; stopper; bung; archway; keystone; ~[dāra] stoppered, having a cork or plug.

2) Dātā (दाता):—(nm) a giver, donor, benefactor, a liberal or generous man; —[se sūma bhalā jo phaṭaka ke (ṭhāveṃ) deya javāba] a point-blank refusal is better than an uneasy suspense.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dāta (ದಾತ):—[noun] = ದಾತಾರ [datara]1.

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Dāta (ದಾತ):—[noun] a man who donates generously.

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Dāta (ದಾತ):—[adjective] that has been cut.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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