Mat, Maṭ: 13 definitions


Mat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Maṭ (मट्).—tad. affix म (ma) applied to a numeral, not preceded by another numeral in the sense of completion; e. g. पञ्चमः, सप्तमः (pañcamaḥ, saptamaḥ); cf. नान्तादसंख्यादेर्मट् (nāntādasaṃkhyādermaṭ) Pān. V.2.49.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Mat in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Marechal from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Phaseolus palmatus, Phaseolus aconitifolius, Dolichos dissectus. For the possible medicinal usage of mat, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Mat in India is the name of a plant defined with Vigna aconitifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phaseolus palmatus Forssk. (among others).

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

· Cytologia (1989)
· Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique (1969)
· Observationum Botanicarum (1768)
· Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1982)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Mat, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, health benefits, diet and recipes, side effects, have a look at these references.

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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

mat (मत्).—pron S (Irregular substitute for mama) Mine. In comp. as madgṛha My house; matsadṛśa Like me; matkṛta Done by me.

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mat (मत्).—m f n) A Sanskrit affix to nouns ending otherwise than in a or ā, or in a consonant of which the inherent short vowel is dropped; forming them into attributives. Ex. buddhimān, śaktimān. This affix therefore supplies the deficient power of the affix vān q. v. Note. This affix, although its forms in gender are given above, is, in Maraṭhi, seldom declined.

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

mat (मत्).—pro Mine.

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

Mat (मत्).—Ind. Mine. E. Irregular substitute for mama, possessive case of asmad, and is used in composition, as matputtra my son, mannātha my lord.

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

Mat (मत्).—see 2. mad.

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

1) Mat (मत्):—a See 3. ma and 1. mad.

2) [from mad] b in [compound] for 1. mad.

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

Mat (मत्):—ind. Prefix. Mine, my.

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

Mat (मत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maitto.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mat 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) Mat in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) an opinion, view; belief, tenet, doctrine; sect; creed, faith; vote; ~[ganana] counting of votes; ~[dana] poll, polling, casting of votes; •[kenda] polling station/booth; ~[data] a voter, an elector; •[suci] electoral roll; ~[patra] ballot, ballot paper; ~[petika/peti] a ballotbox; -[parci] ballot paper; -[parivartana] change of creed/doctrine/view; -[pracara] propaganda; ~[pracaraka] a propagandist; -[matamtara] divergent and diverse views, different views; -[samgraha] plebiscite; referendum; -[svatamtrya] freedom of vote; freedom of opinion..—mat (मत) is alternatively transliterated as Mata.

2) Mat in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a large earthen pitcher/pot..—mat (माट) is alternatively transliterated as Māṭa.

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