Papata, Papāta, Papaṭā: 5 definitions


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

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Papata in India is the name of a plant defined with Pavetta indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. ex Smith (among others).

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

· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1986)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1820)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1768)
· Nucleus (1987)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1988)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)

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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

papāta : (m.) a precipice; steep rock.

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

Papāta, (cp. Epic. Sk. prapāta, of pra+pat) 1. falling down, a fall Vin. II, 284 (chinna-papātaṃ papatanti); S. V, 47. ‹-› 2. a cliff, precipice, steep rock M. I, 11; S. III, 109 (sobbho p. kodh’upāyāsass’etaṃ adhivacanaṃ; cp. papaṭā); A. III, 389 (sobbho p.); J. III, 5; 530; V, 70; VI, 306, 309; Vism. 116; PvA. 174; Sdhp. 208, 282, 353.—adj. falling off steeply, having an abrupt end Vin. II, 237=A. IV, 198, 200 (samuddo na āyatakena p.).

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Papaṭā, (papatā) (f.) (fr. papāta? Cp. papaṭikā) a broken-off piece, splinter, fragment; also proclivity, precipice, pit (?) S. II, 227 (papatā ti kho lābha-sakkāra-silokass’etaṃ adhivacanaṃ; cp. S. III, 109: sobbho papāto kodh’ûpāyāsass’etaṃ adhivacanaṃ); So 665 (=sobbha SnA 479; gloss papada). See also pappaṭaka. (Page 413)

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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

Pāpatā (पापता):—[=pāpa-tā] [from pāpa] f. inauspiciousness, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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Papata 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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