Devamatrika, Devamātṛka, Deva-matrika: 9 definitions



Devamatrika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Devamātṛka can be transliterated into English as Devamatrka or Devamatrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Devamatrika in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Agriculture: A Survey

Devamātṛka (देवमातृक, “rain-watered”) refers to one of the twelve types of lands mentioned in the Amarakoṣa and classified according to fertility of the soil, irrigation and physical characteristics. Agriculture (kṛṣi) is frequently mentioned in India’s ancient literature.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Devamātṛka (देवमातृक) refers to “land full of rains, etc.”, as defined in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). Accordingly, “a land full of rivers, lotuses and grains is called nadī-mātṛka, while a region rich with rains and lotuses is known as deva-mātṛka”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devamatrika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvamātṛka (देवमातृक).—a (S) Fertilized by rains; depending on the heavens (See Deut. xi. 11.)--a country: opp. to nadīmātṛka or jalamātṛka Fertilized by rivers or watercourses.

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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

[«previous next»] — Devamatrika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devamātṛka (देवमातृक).—a. 'having the god of rain or clouds as foster-mother', watered only by the clouds, depending on rain-water and not on irrigation, deprived of every other kind of water (as a country); देशो नद्यम्बुवृष्ट्यम्बु- संपन्नव्रीहिपालितः । स्यान्नदीमातृको देवमातृकश्च यथाक्रमम् (deśo nadyambuvṛṣṭyambu- saṃpannavrīhipālitaḥ | syānnadīmātṛko devamātṛkaśca yathākramam) || Ak.; cf. also वितन्वति क्षेममदेवमातृकाः (vitanvati kṣemamadevamātṛkāḥ) (i. e. nadīmātṛkāḥ) चिराय तस्मिन् कुरवश्चकासते (cirāya tasmin kuravaścakāsate) Ki.1. 17.

Devamātṛka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and mātṛka (मातृक).

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

Devamātṛka (देवमातृक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kī-kaṃ) Watered by rain, (corn, land, &c.) E. deva a cloud, mātṛ a mother, and kap affix; cherished by the clouds as by a parent.

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

Devamātṛka (देवमातृक):—[=deva-mātṛka] [from deva] mfn. ‘having the god (Indra) or clouds as foster-mother’, moistened only by rain-water (as corn, land), [Mahābhārata ii, 211; Rāmāyaṇa ii, 109, 23] (cf. nadī-).

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

Devamātṛka (देवमातृक):—(wie eben) adj. f. ā nur vom Regen (vgl. deva 2, d, α) genährt, einzig nur vom Regen befeuchtet d. i. alles anderen Wassers entbehrend, = vṛṣṭyambusaṃpannavrīhipālita (deśa) [Amarakoṣa 2, 1, 12.] = vṛṣṭijīvana [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 955.] kaccidrāṣṭre taḍāgāni pūrṇāni ca bṛhanti ca . bhāgaśo viniviṣṭāni na kṛṣirdevamātṛkā .. [Mahābhārata 2, 211.] adevamātṛkaḥ kaccit śvāpadaiśca vivarjitaḥ (janapadaḥ) [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 2, 109, 23.] gohitā bhūrisalilā ramyā sakuñjaravanā vāristhalapathānvitā . adevamātṛkā ceti śasyate bhūrvibhūtaye .. [KĀM. NĪTIS. 4, 52.] — Vgl. nadīmātṛka .

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Devamātṛka (देवमातृक):—, a (grāma) [Rājataraṅgiṇī 5, 109] bedeutet des Regenwassers ermangelnd. (deśaḥ) vṛṣṭiniṣpādyasasyastu vijñeyo devamātṛkaḥ [Halāyudha 2, 6.]

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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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