Pata, aka: Paṭa, Pāta; 11 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


1a) Paṭa (पट).—The painting canvas frame on which portraits were drawn. Citralekhā drew a good number of portraits for Uṣa's choice of a husband.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 32. 22-5.

1b) A musical instrument.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 40. 24; Matsya-purāṇa 261. 55.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Pāta (पात).—1. An astrologically significant event when the longitudes of the Sun and Moon add up to 180° or 360° (equivalently 6 or 12 zodiacal signs). 2. The ascending node of a planet's orbit on the ecliptic. 3. The circumference cum in-centre cum ortho-centre of an equilateral triangle. Note: Pāta is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Itihasa (narrative history)

Pāṭa (पाट) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.16) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Pāṭa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

N (Bowl).

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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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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India history and geogprahy

Paṭa or Paṭā or Pāṭa.—(EI 28; Chamba), charter, deed; same as Sanskrit paṭṭa or paṭṭaka. Note: paṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Pāṭa.—cf. daṇḍapāṭa. Note: pāṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

paṭa : (m.; nt.) a cloth; garment. || pāta (m.) a fall; a throw.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Paṭa, (cp. Epic Sk. paṭa, etym. unknown, prob. dialectical) cloth; cloak, garment S. II, 219 (°pilotika); Th. 1, 1092 (bhinna-paṭan-dhara “wearing the patchwork cloak” trsl.); J. IV, 494; KhA 45, 58 (°tantu); DA. I, 198; DhA. II, 45 (puppha°); III, 295 °kañcuka, v. l. kaṭak°); Vism. 16 (bhinna-paṭa-dhara in defn of bhikkhu); VbhA. 327 (id.); DhsA. 81 (paṭa-paṭa sadda); VvA. 73, 201; PvA. 185. Cp. paṭikā & paṭalikā; also kappaṭa. (Page 391)

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Pāta, (-°) (fr. pat) 1. fall DA. I, 95 (ukkā°); PvA. 45 (asani°). The reading “anatthato pātato rakkhito” at PvA. 61 is faulty we should prefer to read apagato (apāyato?) rakkhito.—2. throwing, a throw Sn. 987 (muddha°); PvA. 57 (akkhi°). See also piṇḍa. (Page 451)

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

paṭa (पट).—m f (paṭṭa S) A chequered board or cloth (to play at chess, songṭya &c.) 2 A roll, list, catalogue (as of names): a roll, record, chronicle: a writing registering particulars or exhibiting the rule and practice; a table or a schedule: also, as saṅkrāntipaṭa, grahaṇapaṭa, lagnapaṭa, muhūrttapaṭa, a paper detailing (with astrological reference) the points and items connected with the sun's passage through the signs; with eclipses, auspicious periods and conjunctions &c.: also a string of pictures pasted one to another. 3 S Cloth. 4 n A fold (of a door or window-shutter). 5 A confederate or banded body. 6 A very large slip of land. 7 f In comp. with a numeral prefix. The state or being of a quantity taken as often as the prefixed numeral denotes. Ex. dhānvācī dāhāpaṭa jhālī; paikyācī vīsapaṭa jhālī The grain has increased to a ten-fold quantity; the money is become a twenty-fold heap.

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paṭa (पट).—ad (opp. to cīta With face or mouth upwards. ) With face or mouth downwards--a coin or a cowrie falling.

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paṭa (पट).—ind An adjunct assumed by the numerals and adverbs of quantity, corresponding to Fold, as dupaṭa, pāñcapaṭa, kitipaṭa, jitakāpaṭa. It signifies the same number or quantity repeated; and to the extent denoted by the numeral prefix.

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pata (पत).—f Credit, reputation for probity; esp. among mercantile people. patīvara pāṇī paḍaṇēṃ g. of s. To have one's mercantile credit blasted, shocked, injured. patīsa caḍhaṇēṃ To grow in credit.

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pāṭa (पाट).—m (pīṭha S) A stool. 2 An elevated water-course (to convey water through a plantation or field). Applied, by metonymy, to the water conveyed. 3 A second and an inferior sort of marriage, esp. among the widows of the lower classes. v lāva, kara with śīṃ of o. Ordinarily pāṭa is Taking a second husband (named pāṭācā navarā); yet, sometimes, Marrying a widow. 4 (paṭṭa S) A breadth of cloth. 5 A line formed by the razor along the hair of the head. v kāḍha. 6 The breadth of a river. 7 n The springing of the bull or buffalo in covering the female. 8 m A strip or line of corn or vegetables along the field or plantation. 9 That member of a spinning wheel (the wooden slip having three cross rows of pegs) on which the thread is wound. 10 The piece placed across the top of a post and under the beam. 11 f (Or pāṭha) A female kid.

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pāṭā (पाटा).—m (paṭṭa S) The slab upon which are ground or bruised the ingredients of condiment, medicaments &c. 2 fig. Table-land; any level or plain. 3 Lance leaved Sida, Sida lanceolata. 4 A mass of iron or stone used in small boats for an anchor. 5 A common term for the pieces composing the periphery of a wheel.

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pāta (पात).—n The blade of a tool or weapon. 2 An eyelid. 3 C A very young cocoanut-tree. 4 f The team of oxen at a treading floor. 5 m The name of a seawater-fish. 6 The eye or hole of an ax, adz &c.

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pāta (पात).—m (S) Falling or descending. 2 The seventeenth of the astronomical yōga. 3 (Or kṣēpa- pāta) The ascending node of a planet's orbit. 4 Equality of the declinations of the sun and moon.

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pāta (पात).—f m W An odoriferous plant. Commonly pāca q. v.

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pāta (पात).—m (patra S) A pinnate or a long-shaped leaf (as of the Cocoanut, sugarcane &c.) 2 In the sense of Leaf generally it occurs only in the saying hātāvara miḷavāvēṃ āṇi pātāvara khāvēṃ (To earn and to eat,--to live from hand to mouth).

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pāta (पात) [or पांत, pānta].—f (paṅkti S) The line (in a rice-field) along which the man proceeds fixing or uprooting plants of rice; the line (in a corn-field) taken up in reaping; the line (on a roof) along which the tiler or thatcher proceeds laying or taking up the tiles or thatch; a line (team) of oxen in treading out corn; a line or row more freely, and, in some districts, generally. Note. The speciality of sense is rather that of pānta, and it pertains to the Konkan̤: in the Desh pāta is Line or row generally. v dhara, lāga. Ex. majūrakaṛyāñcē barōbarīṃ || āpaṇa pāta dharī dusarī || saprēma prēmāciyē gajarīṃ|| tukayā karī saṃvagaṇī||.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paṭa (पट).—m f A chequered board or cloth (to play at chess, songtya &c.) A roll- list. A roll, record. Cloth. n A fold (of a door or window-shutter). f In comp. with a numeral prefix. The state or being of a quality taken as often as the prefixed numeral deno- tes. Ex. dhānyācī dahāpaṭa jhālī. The grain has increased to a ten-fold quantity.

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paṭa (पट).—ad With face or mouth downwards-a coin or a cowrie falling.

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pata (पत).—f Credit. patīvara pāṇī pāḍaṇēṃ To have one's mercantile credit blasted, injured. patīsa caḍhaṇēṃ To grow in credit.

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pāṭa (पाट).—m A stool. An elevated water- course to convey water to a planta- tion or field. Widow marriage. A breadth of cloth. A sweep of the razor. pāñca pāṭa kāḍhaṇēṃ To shave off the hair of the head in five lines (as of a thief &c. by way of punishment.).

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pāta (पात).—n The blade of a tool or weapon. An eyelid. m Falling or descending.

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pāṭa (पाट).—or-pāṭa m A low table or stool on which pōḷī is rolled out.

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

Paṭa (पट).—[paṭ veṣṭane karaṇe ghañarthe kaḥ]

1) A garment, raiment, cloth, a piece of cloth; अयं पटः सूत्रदरिद्रतां गतो ह्ययं पटश्छिद्रशतैरलंकृतः (ayaṃ paṭaḥ sūtradaridratāṃ gato hyayaṃ paṭaśchidraśatairalaṃkṛtaḥ) &c. Mk.2.9; मेघाः स्रवन्ति बलदेवपटप्रकाशाः (meghāḥ sravanti baladevapaṭaprakāśāḥ) 5.45.

2) Fine cloth.

3) A veil, screen.

4) A tablet, plate or piece of cloth for writing or painting upon.

-ṭaḥ Anything well made or polished.

-ṭam A thatch, roof.

Derivable forms: paṭaḥ (पटः), paṭam (पटम्).

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Pata (पत).—a.

1) Cherished, well-fed, protected (puṣṭa).

2) Flying, falling.

-taḥ 1 Flying, flight.

2) Going, falling, alighting.

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Pāṭa (पाट).—1 Extension, breadth.

2) (In geometry) The intersection of a prolonged side and perpendicular, or the figure formed by such intersection.

-ṭā 1 A series, order.

2) A species of plant.

Derivable forms: pāṭaḥ (पाटः).

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Pāta (पात).—p. p. Protected, guarded &c.; see पा ().

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Pāta (पात).—[pat-ghañ]

1) Flying, flight.

2) Alighting, descending, descent.

3) Falling down, fall, downfall (fig. also); द्रुम°, गृह° (druma°, gṛha°); &c. चरणपातः (caraṇapātaḥ) 'falling down at the feet'; तस्याभवत् क्षणशुचः परितोषलाभः कक्षाग्निलङ्घिततरोरिव वृष्टि- पातः (tasyābhavat kṣaṇaśucaḥ paritoṣalābhaḥ kakṣāgnilaṅghitataroriva vṛṣṭi- pātaḥ) R.11.92; पातोत्पातौ (pātotpātau) 'rise and fall.'

4) Destruction, dissolution, ruin; आसीनमासन्नशरीरपातस्त्रियम्बकं संयमिनं ददर्श (āsīnamāsannaśarīrapātastriyambakaṃ saṃyaminaṃ dadarśa) Ku.3.44.

5) A blow, stroke; as in खड्गपातः (khaḍgapātaḥ).

6) Shedding, discharging, emitting; असृक्पातैः (asṛkpātaiḥ) Ms.8.44.

7) A cast, throw, shot; कुरुष्व तावत् करभोरु पश्चान्मार्गे मृगप्रेक्षिणि दृष्टिपातम् (kuruṣva tāvat karabhoru paścānmārge mṛgaprekṣiṇi dṛṣṭipātam) R.13.18.

8) An attack, inroad.

9) Happening, coming to pass, occurrence.

1) A failing, defect.

11) An epithet of Rāhu; दक्षिणोत्तरतोऽप्येवं पातु राहुः स्वरंहसा । विक्षिपत्येष विक्षेपं चन्द्रादीनामपक्रमात् (dakṣiṇottarato'pyevaṃ pātu rāhuḥ svaraṃhasā | vikṣipatyeṣa vikṣepaṃ candrādīnāmapakramāt) || Sūrya S.

12) (In astr.) An inauspicious or malignant position or aspect.

13) The node in a planet's orbit.

14) Application (of ointment, of a knife &c.).

Derivable forms: pātaḥ (पातः).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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