Mritpatra, Mṛtpātra, Mrid-patra: 8 definitions



Mritpatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Mṛtpātra can be transliterated into English as Mrtpatra or Mritpatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Mṛtpātra (मृत्पात्र) or Mṛṇmaya refers to a “earthen vessel/utensil” (used for food) according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Different metallic vessels are described in the text. The vessels/utensils that are made of earth (mṛtpātra) have the following dietetic effects: śrīnivāraṇa (removes affluence).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Mṛtpātra (मृत्पात्र):—An earthen pot used for processing & storing the material

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Mṛtpātra (मृत्पात्र) refers to a “clay vessel”, derived from Mṛd, which denotes ‘clay’ in the later Saṃhitās and the Brāhmaṇas (cf. mṛttikā). A ‘lump of clay’ also occurs in the Brāhmaṇas, and a Mṛtpaca, ‘potter’, in the Maitrāyaṇī-upaniṣad. A ‘clay vessel’, Mṛtpātra, and vessels (pātra) made of clay (mṛn-maya), are mentioned, and the grave is called the ‘house of clay’.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛtpātra (मृत्पात्र).—earthen-ware, a vessel of clay.

Derivable forms: mṛtpātram (मृत्पात्रम्).

Mṛtpātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛd and pātra (पात्र). See also (synonyms): mṛdbhāṇḍa.

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

Mṛtpātra (मृत्पात्र).—[neuter] an earthen vessel.

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

Mṛtpātra (मृत्पात्र):—[=mṛt-pātra] [from mṛt > mṛd] n. an earthen vessel, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mṛtpātra (मृत्पात्र):—[(mṛd + pātra)] n. Thongefäss [Kāṭhaka-Recension 31, 2.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mṛtpātra (मृत्पात्र):—n. Thongefäss [Maitrāyaṇi 4,1,3.] [Raghuvaṃśa 6,76.]

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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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