Mota, Moṭā, Moṭa: 14 definitions


Mota means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Mot.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Moṭā (मोटा) is another name for Balā, a medicinal plant identified with Sida cordifolia Linn. (“country mellow” or “flannel weed”) from the Malvaceae or mallows family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.88-91 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Moṭā and Balā, there are a total of twenty-three Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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)

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

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

· Pharmacologyonline (2008)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Rep. Bot. Exch. Club Soc. Brit. Isles (1914)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Mota, for example pregnancy safety, side effects, chemical composition, health benefits, extract dosage, diet and recipes, 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

Pali-English dictionary

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

Moṭa, (BSk. moṭa, Prk. mrḍa: Pischel § 166, 238) see mutoḷī. (Page 542)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mōṭa (मोट).—f ē The bucket of a bullock-drawwell. 2 A load, truss, or large bundle (as of grain, cowdung &c.); a quantity of things bundled together. Pr. śinaḷa dharāvā khāṭēsa cōra dharāvā mōṭēsa. 3 (Or pāṇamōṭa) The receptacle of the waters or liquor amnii. v yē, paḍa, phuṭa, nigha. 4 fig. The state or form of a beast thrown down with its head and legs tied closely together; or of a man doubled and bundled together under demoniac possession. mōṭa bāndhaṇēṃ g. of o. To constrain or compel one willy-nilly; to make a helpless lump of. Ex. yēka vadē na lāgatāṃ kṣaṇamātra || mōṭa bāndhūna āṇīna mī ||.

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mōṭā (मोटा).—a ( H) Large, great, big, lit. fig. 2 Exceeding, eminent, egregious (in good sense or in bad). Ex. hā mōṭā āḷaśī -aḍāṇī -śāhaṇā -catura -vidvān. 2 Used (like thōra, parama &c.) as ad Very, exceedingly. mōṭyānēṃ With a loud voice, loudly.

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mōta (मोत).—f ( A) Death. v . Esp. current amongst Shudras.

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

mōṭa (मोट).—f The bucket of a bullock-draw- well. A load. mōṭa bāndhaṇēṃ Make a help- less lump of.

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mōṭā (मोटा) [-ṭhā, -ठा].—a Large, great, exceeding. ad Very.

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mōta (मोत).—f Death.

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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

Moṭa (मोट).—A bundle; Buddh.

Derivable forms: moṭaḥ (मोटः), moṭam (मोटम्).

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

Moṭa (मोट) or Muṭa or Mūḍha or Moṭaka.—and see s.v. moṭikā (m. ? compare Vedic mūta, mūtaka; late Sanskrit mūṭaka, [Boehtlingk]; Prakrit mūḍa, mūḍha, ‘a large measure of grain’; and s.v. mūtoḍī, which may be related), some sort of basket, bag, or large container; chiefly in an identical cliché, a list of containers and means of transporting goods: śaka- ṭair bhārair muṭaiḥ (etc.) piṭakaiḥ (this word is once or twice transposed before m°; in Kāraṇḍavvūha it is spelled piṭhakair, [Page434-b+ 71] once pī°), so, with muṭaiḥ, Kāraṇḍavvūha 28.17; 71.8; one ms. at Divyāvadāna 524.16 (and ed. by em. 501.27); mūṭaiḥ Avadāna-śataka i.199.14; Kāraṇḍavvūha 52.23; and ed. em. Divyāvadāna 524.16; mūḍhaiḥ, all mss. Divyāvadāna 332.5 (kept in ed.); 501.27 (ed. em. muṭaiḥ), and 3 of 4 mss. 524.16 (ed. em. mūṭaiḥ); moṭaiḥ Divyāvadāna 5.8; kuśa-moṭakaṃ baddhvā Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.100.6.

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Moṭa (मोट).—see muṭa, and valo moṭa.

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

1) Moṭa (मोट):—m. or n. a bundle (= Hindī moṭh), [Divyāvadāna] (also written mūḍha, muṭa, mūṭa).

2) Moṭā (मोटा):—f. Sida Cordifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Sesbania Aegyptiaca, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Moṭa (मोट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Moḍa.

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Mota 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) Moṭa (मोट) [Also spelled mot]:—(nf) a bundle; large leathern bucket for drawing huge quantities of water out of a well.

2) Moṭā (मोटा):—(a) fat, plump; corpulent; thick; coarse, rough; gross; —[aṃdāja] rough estimate; —[anāja] millets; —[āsāmī] a moneyed man; ~[ī] fatness, plumpness, corpulence; thickness; coarseness, roughness; grossness; —[kāma] manual work, mechanical work, a work that does not require much intelligence; -[jhoṭā] rough, coarse; gross, inferior; -[tājā] chubby, fleshy; robust; [moṭī akala/buddhi/samajha] blunt head, dull brain; •[] a nitwit, stupid; [moṭī āvāja] hoarse and heavy voice; [moṭī āmadanī] fat/handsome income; [moṭī tanakhvāha] fat/handsome/salary; [moṭī bāta] plain talk, an utterance that has no subtlety; [moṭī-moṭī bāteṃ] main features; [moṭī rakama] a substantial amount; [moṭe taura para] roughly speaking; [moṭemala] a a corpulent/plump person; [moṭe hisāba se] roughly, approximately, according to rough estimates; —[khānā/pahananā] to have a low standard of living.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mōṭa (ಮೋಟ):—[noun] the quality or condition of being stupid; lack of normal intelligence or understanding; stupidity.

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Mōṭa (ಮೋಟ):—

1) [adjective] undersized; stunted; short; not grown to the usual height.

2) [adjective] physically disabled; handicapped.

3) [adjective] devoid of; cut; pruned.

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Mōṭa (ಮೋಟ):—

1) [noun] a man who is much shorter than the usual; a shortman; a dwarf.

2) [noun] a physically handicapped man.

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Mōṭa (ಮೋಟ):—[noun] the plant Sphaeranthus indicus of Asteraceae family.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Moṭā (मोटा):—adj. pl. of मोटो [moṭo]

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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