Pataki, Paṭakī, Patākī: 5 definitions


Pataki 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Patākī (पताकी).—A soldier of the Kaurava army. Duryodhana gave instructions to Śakuni to attack Arjuna taking Patākī along with him for help. (Chapter 156, Droṇa Parva).

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Pātakī (पातकी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Pātaka forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Cittacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the cittacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Pātakī] and Vīras are black in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paṭakī (पटकी).—f (An imit. formation from paṭa, expressing rapidity of execution.) Epidemic disease, esp. the epidemic cholera: also a murrain: also the dropping dead (of men or beasts) in great numbers: also the falling of fruits, buildings &c. in close consecution. v lāga, yē, hō. pa0 khāṇēṃ and in. con. pa0 basaṇēṃ To suffer a heavy blow; to learn a severe lesson (esp. from some act of folly). pa0 dākhaviṇēṃ -dēṇēṃ -lāvaṇēṃ To gull or trick.

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pātakī (पातकी).—a (pātaka) Sinful: also criminal, faulty, transgressing.

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

paṭakī (पटकी).—f Epidemic disease.

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patakī (पतकी).—m A subordinate and hereditary officer in customs.

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pātakī (पातकी).—a Sinful; criminal

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paṭaki (ಪಟಕಿ):—[noun] an acute, infectious disease charcterised by profuse diarrhea, vomiting cramps, dehydration, etc., caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae.

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Paṭāki (ಪಟಾಕಿ):—[noun] a paper or cardboard cylinder filled with an explosive and having a fuse, for discharging, to make a noise, as during a celebration, festivals, etc.; a firecracker.

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Patāki (ಪತಾಕಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಪತಾಕೆ - [patake -] 1.

2) [noun] the man who carries the flag of the army or troop; a flag-bearer.

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Pātaki (ಪಾತಕಿ):—[noun] a person who has committed a sinful act; a sinner.

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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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