Matula, aka: Mātula, Mātulā; 8 Definition(s)


Matula means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A village in Magadha, where the Buddha stayed and where he preached the Cakkavattisihanada Sutta. A iii.58.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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mātula : (m.) maternal uncle.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Mātula, (cp. Epic Sk. mātula & semantically Lat. matruus, i.e. one who belongs to the mother) a mother’s brother, an uncle J. I, 225; DhA. I, 15; PvA. 58, 60.

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

mātula (मातुल).—m S pop. mātūḷa m A maternal uncle.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mātula (मातुल).—m A maternal uncle.

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mātūḷa (मातूळ).—m A maternal uncle.

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

Mātula (मातुल).—[māturbhrātā mātṛ-ḍulac]

1) A maternal uncle; (tatrāpaśyat) आचार्यान् मातुलान् भ्रातॄन् (ācāryān mātulān bhrātṝn) Bg.1.26; Ms.2.13; 5.81.

2) The Dhattūra plant.

3) An epithet of the solar year.

4) A kind of rice.

5) A kind of snake.

Derivable forms: mātulaḥ (मातुलः).

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Mātulā (मातुला).—

1) The wife of a maternal uncle; Ms.2.131; Y.3.232; Bhāg.1.14.27.

2) Hemp; जातीफलं मातुलानी महिफेनं च पत्रकम् (jātīphalaṃ mātulānī mahiphenaṃ ca patrakam) Śiva B.3.15.

See also (synonyms): mātulānī, mātulī.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mātula (मातुल).—m. (var. ma°), a high number: Mvy 7772 = Tibetan ma gzhal; compare māludu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mātula (मातुल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. A maternal uncle. 2. Thorn-apple, (Dhutura metal.) 3. A sort of grain. 4. A variegated snake. f. (-lā-lī or -lānī) 1. The wife of a maternal uncle, &c. 2. Hemp, (Cannabis sativa.) 3. Common Bengal San, a sort of Crotolaria, (C. juncea.) f. (-lānī) Pulse of various kinds. E. mātṛ a mother, and ḍulac aff., fem. aff. ṭāp or ṅīṣ with ānuk optionally inserted before the latter.

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