Matu, Mātu, Mātu: 9 definitions


Matu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Matu (मतु).—The same as मतुप् (matup) a tad. affix showing possession; the word is frequently used in Pāṇini's rules for मतुप् (matup). cf. मतोश्च बह्वजङ्गात् । (matośca bahvajaṅgāt |) P. IV 2.72; cf. also, P.IV. 4.125, 136; V. 2.59, VI.1.215, VI.3.118,130; VIII. 2.9; for the sense of मतु (matu) see मतुप् (matup) below. The affix मतु (matu) (instead of मतुप् (matup) of Pāṇini) is found in the Atharva Prātiśakhya.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Mātu (मातु) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Mātunī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Ākāśacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the ākāśacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Mātu] are dark blue in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Matu in Southern Africa is the name of a plant defined with Strychnos pungens in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Strychnos occidentalis Soler. (among others).

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

· Notulae Systematicae. Herbier du Museum de Paris (1950)
· Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien (1892)

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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

mātu : (f.) mother.

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

Mātu°, see mātā. (Page 528)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mātu (मातु):—[from ] m. (in music) = vāg-varṇa-samudāya, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

[Sanskrit to German]

Matu 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

Mātu (मातु):—(nf) mother.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mātu (ಮಾತು):—

1) [noun] expression or communication of thoughts and feelings by spoken words; speech.

2) [noun] that which is expressed by writing; a written statement.

3) [noun] a system of vocal sounds and combinations of spoken sounds, specific to a particular region, group of people, etc., to which meaning is attributed, used for the expression or communication of thoughts and feelings; a language.

4) [noun] 'any of four ancient sacred books (or collectively all the four books) of Hinduism, consisting of hymns, chants, sacred formulas, etc.: Veda.'5) [noun] something told; news; intelligence; word; information.

6) [noun] interchange of thoughts, information, etc., by spoken words; oral communication between persons; conversation.

7) [noun] an oral or written agreement to do or not to do something; a vow; a promise.

8) [noun] mutual pledge to marry; engagement; a betrothal.

9) [noun] accusation; condemnation; censure; blame.

10) [noun] exchange of bitter words; verbal wrangle.

11) [noun] ಮಾತಿನ ವಾಸಿ [matina vasi] mātina vāsi stubborn courage, brave perseverance one has in keeping his or her promise; ಮಾತನ್ನು ಎತ್ತು [matannu ettu] mātannu ettu to initiate talking on a topic, subject; ಮಾತಿಗೆ ತಪ್ಪು [matige tappu] mātige tappu to fail to keep one’s promise; ಮಾತು ಆಡಿದರೆ ಹೋಯಿತು, ಮುತ್ತು ಒಡೆದರೆ ಹೋಯಿತು [matu adidare hoyitu, muttu odedare hoyitu] mātuāḍidare hōyitu, muttu oḍedare hōyitu (prov.) a word spoken is an arrow let fly, which cannot be taken back (hence one has to think before speaking); ಮಾತನ್ನು ತೂಗಿ ನೋಡು [matannu tugi nodu] mātannu tūgi nōḍu to consider and ponder in the mind carefully before talking; ಮಾತು ಬಲ್ಲವನಿಗೆ ಜಗಳವಿಲ್ಲ, ಊಟ ಬಲ್ಲವನಿಗೆ ರೋಗವಿಲ್ಲ [matu ballavanige jagalavilla, uta ballavanige rogavilla] mātu ballavanige jagaḷavilla, ūṭa ballavanige rōgavilla he who knows how to talk has no enemies; a soft answer bids a furioso to put up his sword; ಮಾತು ಬಂದಾಗ ಸೋತು ಹೋದವನೇ ಜಾಣ [matu bamdaga sotu hodavane jana] mātu bandāga sōtu hōdavane jāṇa (prov.) he is wise, who does not verbosely argue; ಮಾತು ಹಿಡಿ [matu hidi] mātu hiḍi to initiate conversation; to start to talk; ಮಾತಿನಲಿ ಸೋತವನೆ ಜಾಣ [matinali sotavane jana] mātinali sōtavane jāṇa = ಮಾತು ಬಂದಾಗ ಸೋತು ಹೋದವನೇ ಜಾಣ ಮಾತಿನ ಮಲ್ಲಿ [matu bamdaga sotu hodavane jana matina malli] mātina malli a too talkative woman; a chatter-box; ಮಾತು ಬಿದ್ದು ಹೋಗು [matu biddu hogu] mātu biddu hōgu (one’s words, suggestion, advise) to lose value; to become ineffectual; ಮಾತು ನಡೆಸು [matu nadesu] mātu naḍesu to keep one’s promise; ಮಾತು ನಡೆ [matu nade] mātu naḍe (one’s words) to carry weight; to be effectual; ಮಾತಿನ ಜಾಡು [matina jadu] mātina jāḍu the intention or unexpressed but implied meaning of something said; ಮಾತಿಗೆ ಮಾತು ಬೆಳೆ [matige matu bele] mātige mātu beḷe (casual talking) to turn bitter; ಮಾತಾಗು [matagu] mātāgu (a negotiation) to happen; 2. (a bitter verbal exchange) to happen; ಮಾತಿನ ಮಲ್ಲ [matina malla] mātina malla a too talkative man; a chatter-box; ಮಾತನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದು ಹಾಕು [matannu tegedu haku] matannu tegedu hāku to treat with disregard another’s advice, suggestion, etc.; to neglect, disobey; to pay no heed to another’s words; ಮಾತುಕತೆ [matukate] mātu kate a casual talking; 2. a negotiating; negotiation; ಮಾತು ಮೀರು [matu miru] mātu mīru to violate another’s order, instruction or advice.

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Mātu (ಮಾತು):—[noun] the lyric part in a song used.

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Mātu (ಮಾತು):—

1) [noun] an excellent job or work.

2) [noun] a remedy to counteract a poison; an antidote.

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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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