Gotta, Gottā: 5 definitions


Gotta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Gotta in India is the name of a plant defined with Tagetes erecta in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Tagetes microglossa Benth. (among others).

2) Gotta is also identified with Ziziphus xylopyrus It has the synonym Zizyphus caracutta Roxb. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Linnaea (1878)
· Taxon (1981)
· Descripción de las Plantas (Cavanilles) (1802)
· Flora of the Lesser Antilles: Leeward and Windward Islands (1989)
· Publications of the Field Columbian Museum, Botanical Series (1907)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 4

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gotta : (nt.) clan; ancestry.

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

Gotta, (nt.) (Vedic gotra, to go) ancestry, lineage. There is no word in English for gotta. It includes all those descended, or supposed to be descended, from a common ancestor. A gotta name is always distinguished from the personal name, the name drawn from place of origin or residence, or from occupation, and lastly from the nick-name. It probably means agnate rather than cognate. About a score of gotta names are known. They are all assigned to the Buddha’s time. See also Rh. D. Dialogues I.27, 195 sq.—jāti gotta lakkhaṇa Sn.1004; gotta salakkhaṇa Sn.1018; Ādiccā nāma gottena, Sākiyā nāma jātiyā Sn.423; jāti gotta kula J.II, 3; jātiyā gottena bhogena sadisa “equal in rank, lineage & wealth” DhA.II, 218.—evaṃ-gotta (adj.) belonging to such & such an ancestry M.I, 429; II, 20, 33; kathaṃ° of what lineage, or: what is your family name? D.I, 92; nānā° (pl.) of various families Pv.II, 916.—With nāma (name & lineage, or nomen et cognomen): nāmagottaṃ Vin.I, 93; II, 239; D.I, 92 (expl. at DA.I, 257: paññatti-vasena nāmaṃ paveṇi-vasena gottaṃ: the name for recognition, the surname for lineage); Sn.648; Vv 8445 (with nāma & nāmadheyya; expl. at VvA.348‹-› 349: nāmadheyya, as Tisso, Phusso, etc.; gotta, as Bhaggavo Bhāradvājo, etc.).—gottena by the ancestral name: Vin.I, 93; D.II, 154; Sn.1019; Dh.393; gottato same J.I, 56. Examples: Ambaṭṭha Kaṇhāyana-gottena D.I, 92; Vipassī Koṇḍañño g°; Kakusandho Kassapo g°; Bhagavā Gotamo g° D.II, 3; Nāgito Kassapo g° DA.I, 310; Vasudevo Kaṇho g° PvA.94.

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Gottā, (n. ag. to gopeti=Sk. goptṛ) f. gottī protectress J.V, 329. (Page 255)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Gotta (गोत्त) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Gotra.

2) Gotta (गोत्त) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gotra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Goṭṭa (ಗೊಟ್ಟ):—[noun] a short, hollow bamboo, closed at one end (naturally so, when cut at a knotty joint), used to pour medicine, liquid food, etc. into the throat of cattle.

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Goṭṭa (ಗೊಟ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] the stone-like seed of certain fruits, as of a mango; a stone; a seedpod.

2) [noun] a seed in gen.

3) [noun] a relatively thin, flat piece of a metal or stone.

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Goṭṭa (ಗೊಟ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] the point toward which something faces or the line along which something moves or lies; a direction.

2) [noun] any of the directions (as pointed by the compass).

3) [noun] the narrow inside space made by two walls of a building joined together forming an angle; a corner.

4) [noun] the border of a garment or piece of cloth made by folding the edge and sewing it down; hem.

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Goṭṭa (ಗೊಟ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] that which cannot produce offspring; a barren female (as a sterile woman, animal or plant).

2) [noun] that which is ineffectual, not producing the desired effect.

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Goṭṭa (ಗೊಟ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] the place where one normally resides.

2) [noun] a division of a state gen. made for the purpose of administrative convenience; a district.

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Goṭṭa (ಗೊಟ್ಟ):—[noun] a shed for sheltering cattle and other livestock; a cattle-shed.

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Goṭṭa (ಗೊಟ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] the shrub Ziziphus xylopyrus of Rhamnaceae family.

2) [noun] its edible fruit.

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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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