Mamata, Mamatā: 18 definitions


Mamata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Mamatā (ममता):—She was the wife of Utathya (brother of Bṛhaspati). Bṛhaspati made her pregnant by force and the demigods (sura) named the child Bharadvāja. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.20.37-38)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mamatā (ममता).—Mother of the sage Dīrghatamas. (See under Dīrghatamas).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mamatā (ममता).—The wife of the sage Uśija (Asija, Vāyu-purāṇa), (Utathya Viṣṇu-purāṇa) whose younger brother Bṛhaspati wanted sexual union with her when she was pregnant eight months; he raped her, and cursed the baby in the womb which obstructed the completion of the act, to be ever in darkness, and hence the child was born blind, Dīrghatamas; the result of the union was Bharadvāja; Mamatā, abandoned Bharadvāja fearing divorce by her husband on account of the indiscret act of Bṛhaspati (s.v.) see also Dīrghatamas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 20. 37-39; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 36-7; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 32-41; 49. 17, 26; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 36-8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19 16.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Mamatā (ममता) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.98.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mamatā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Mamatā (ममता) refers to:—A sense of possessiveness. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

She is the wife of the Rishi Utathya, the son of sage Angirasa. She had a son named Dhirghatamas from him. She also bore two sons Kacha and Bharadwaja to her brother-in-law Brihaspati.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Mamata in Papua New Guinea is the name of a plant defined with Euodia hortensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Euodia hortensis Forst..

2) Mamata in Tanzania is also identified with Pupalia lappacea It has the synonym Achyranthes atropurpurea Lam. (etc.).

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

· Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pakistan (1972)
· Bull. Soc. Bot. Ital. (1912)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (Lamarck) (1783)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Annales du muséum national d’histoire naturelle (1803)
· Flora of Tropical Africa (1868)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mamatā (ममता).—f (S mama & Affix. Mineness, the state of meum, opp. to that of tuum or alienum.) The viewing of a thing as belonging to or connected with one's self; and the interest or affection entertained for it on that consideration. Hence 2 Love, tenderness, pity, affection. 3 Pride, arrogance, self-sufficiency. ma0 lāvaṇēṃ or lāvūna ghēṇēṃ To win the love or affection of.

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

mamatā (ममता).—f Love, tenderness. Pride. mamatā lāvaṇēṃ Win the affection of.

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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

Mamatā (ममता).—[mama bhāvaḥ tal]

1) The feeling of 'meum', the sense of ownership, self-interest, selfishness.

2) Pride, arrogance, self-sufficiency.

3) Individuality.

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

Mamatā (ममता).—f.

(-tā) 1. Pride, arrogance, self-sufficiency. 2. The interest or affection entertained for other objects from considering them as belonging to or connected with one’s self. 3. Individuality. E. mama mine, the possessive case of asmad, and tal aff. of the abstract; also with tva aff. mamatva .

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

Mamatā (ममता).—i. e. mama, gen. sing. of asmad, + tā, f. 1. Selfishness. 2. Pride.

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

Mamatā (ममता).—[feminine] mamatva [neuter] selfishness, egoism.

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

1) Mamatā (ममता):—[=mama-tā] [from mama] f. (mama-) the state of ‘mine’, sense of ownership, self-interest, egotism, interest in ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] pride, arrogance, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the wife of Utathya and mother of Dīrgha-tamas, [Ṛg-veda vi, 10, 2] ([Sāyaṇa]), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Mamatā (ममता):—(tā) 1. f. Pride; elation of mind from possessing things as our own; selfishness.

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

Mamatā (ममता) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mamayā.

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Mamata 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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