Matari, Mātari, Mātarī, Mātaṟi: 6 definitions


Matari means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: 84000: Sampuṭodbhava Tantra (Emergence from Sampuṭa)

Mātarī (मातरी) refers to one of the primary thirty-two energy-channels in the body, according to the Sampuṭodbhavatantra chapter 1.—Accordingly, “[Vajragarbha asked, ‘What subtle energy channels are in the body?’]—The Blessed One said, ‘There are one hundred and twenty of them, corresponding to the divisions within the four cakras. The chief ones, those with bodhicitta as their innate nature, are thirty-two in number. They are: [i.e., Mātarī] [...]’.”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Matari [मटरी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Vicia sativa subsp. sativa from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Vicia obcordata, Vicia communis, Vicia bacla, Vicia nemoralis. For the possible medicinal usage of matari, 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.

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

Matari in India is the name of a plant defined with Vicia sativa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Vicia leucosperma Moench (among others).

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

· Caroli Linnæi … Systema plantarum Europae. (1785)
· Hannoverisches Magazin (1780)
· Botaničeskij Žurnal
· Deutschl. Fl., Abt. I, Phanerog. (1812)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1995)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mātari (मातरि):—[from mātṛ] [locative case] of mātṛ, in [compound]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mātari (ಮಾತರಿ):—[noun] = ಮಾತರ [matara].

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Mātari (மாதரி) noun < mātṛ. Kāḷī; காளி. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kali. (pingalagandu)]

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Mātaṟi (மாதறி) noun < மா⁴ [ma⁴] + தறி. [thari.] Large timber; beam; விட்டம் உத்திரம் முதலியவற்றிற்கு உதவும் பெரிய. மரத்துண்டு. [vittam uthiram muthaliyavarrirku uthavum periya. marathundu.] (W.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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