Gatagata, Gaṭagaṭa, Gata-agata: 13 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Gatagat.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Gatāgata (गतागत) refers to “comings and goings” (of sentient beings), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “In the world of the gods, in the world of men and in the plant and animal world, and also in hell, there is not that womb, not that form, not that place, not that family, there is not that suffering, not any pleasure [and] not that mode wherein these sentient beings are not destroyed by [their] comings and goings [com.—gatāgata] continually”.
Synonyms: Gamanāgamana, Yātāyāta.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gaṭagaṭa (गटगट) [or टां, ṭāṃ].—ad Imit. of the noise made in guzzling or in gulping copiously--v pi: also of the noise of walloping or boiling. v śija, vāja.
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gaṭāgaṭa (गटागट) [or टां, ṭāṃ].—ad gaṭāṭa or ṭāṃ ad Imit. of the sound of a copious or continued gulping, guzzling, or guttling. v pi, khā, giḷa.
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gatāgata (गतागत).—n S Going and coming; reiterated motion gen.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
gaṭagaṭa (गटगट) [-gaṭāṃ, -गटां].—ad Imit. of the noise made in gulping copiously.
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gaṭāgaṭa (गटागट) [-ṭā, -टा].—See gaṭagaṭa-ṭāṃ.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) going and coming, frequent visits; आदित्यस्य गतागतैरहरहः संक्षीयते जीवितम् (ādityasya gatāgatairaharahaḥ saṃkṣīyate jīvitam) Bhartṛhari 3.7; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 9.21; Mu.2.3; 4.1.
2) interchange of place; कष्टं स्मरामि तव तानि गता- गतानि (kaṣṭaṃ smarāmi tava tāni gatā- gatāni) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.47.
3) the flight of a bird backward and forward.
4) irregular course of the stars (in astronomy).
5) Narration of past and future; स सर्वमखिलं राज्ञो वंशस्याह गतागतम् (sa sarvamakhilaṃ rājño vaṃśasyāha gatāgatam) Rām.7.51.23.
Derivable forms: gatāgatam (गतागतम्).
Gatāgata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gata and āgata (आगत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taṃ) 1. The flight of a bird backward and forward. 2. Going and coming, reiterated motion in general. E. gata going, āgata coming.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gatāgata (गतागत).—i. e. gata-ā-gata (vb. gam), n. 1. Going and coming, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 3, 69. 2. The flight of a bird backward and forward, Mahābhārata 8, 1902.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gatāgata (गतागत).—[adjective] going and coming; [neuter] sgl. & [plural] the same as subst.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gatāgata (गतागत):—[from gata > gam] mfn. ([gana] akṣadyūtādi) going and coming, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa xi, 28, 26]
2) [v.s. ...] n. going and coming, going to and fro, reiterated motion in general, [Bhagavad-gītā ix, 21; Kathāsaritsāgara iii], ([plural]), [iic, cxviii, 119]
3) [v.s. ...] the flight of a bird backward and forward, [Mahābhārata vii, 1902]
4) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) irregular course of the asterisms, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]
5) [v.s. ...] appearance and disappearance, growth and decline, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 51, 24]
6) [v.s. ...] [plural] with √kṛ, to enter into a negotiation or treaty, [Rājataraṅgiṇī viii]
7) [v.s. ...] cf. gamāgama.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gatāgata (गतागत):—[gatā+gata] (taṃ) 1. n. Going and coming; flight of birds.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Gaṭāgaṭa (गटागट) [Also spelled gatagat]:—adv.) see [gaṭagaṭa].
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the act or fact of coming and going.
2) [noun] a long-established custom or practice that has the effect of an unwritten law; a custom.
3) [noun] (dance.) a lifting up of the foot and placing on the ground at the same place, as if in walking.
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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