Patali, Pāṭalī: 15 definitions

Introduction

Patali 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pātali (पातलि) is a synonym for Pāṭalā (Stereospermum colais, “Trumpet Flower”), from the Bignoniaceae family. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā. It can also be spelled as Pāṭalī (पाटली). This synonym was identified by Amarasiṃha in his Amarakośa (a Sanskrit botanical thesaurus from the 4th century).

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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Hands indicating Trees.—Pāṭalī, the Śukatuṇḍa hand;

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Pāṭalī (पाटली) is the name of the daughter of the King Mahendravarman, whose story is told in the tale called ‘the founding of the city of Pāṭaliputra’, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 3.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Pāṭalī, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Google Books: Fortified Cities of Ancient India: A Comparative Study

Pāṭali is no doubt the name of a species of trees, called Flueggea Leucopyrus in Latin; but according to Professor B. P. Roy, the Head of the Botany Department of Patna University, this species is found in Burma, the Punjab and the Deccan peninsula from Canara southwards. I is quite abundant in Ceylon, but not known to Bihar. Other sub-species of the shrub grow in eastern Bihar, but not in or around Patna.

Source: Sanskrit Dictionary: Hinduism

pāṭali (पाटलि); Definition: f. (also ī) trumpet-flower tree (Bignonia suaveolens): ī, f. Name of a town; Name of a princess; (i)-ka, n. Name of a town (=Pātaliputra).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

or Manapa Sutta. A series of discussions between Patali and the Buddha, on various topics. S.iv.340ff.

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. A headsman of Uttara who visited the Buddha and questioned him regarding his power of magic. Several conversations he had with the Buddha, on various topics, are given in the Samyutta Nikaya. S.iv.340ff.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pāṭalī : (m.) the trumpet-flower tree.

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

Pāṭalī, (f.) (cp. Class. Sk. pāṭalī, to pāṭala) the trumpet flower, Bignonia Suaveolens D. II, 4 (Vipassī pāṭaliyā mūle abhisambuddho); Vv 359; J. I, 41 (°rukkha as the Bodhi tree); II, 162 (pāṭali-bhaddaka sic. v. l. for phālibhaddaka); IV, 440; V, 189; VI, 537; Miln. 338; VvA. 42, 164; ThA. 211, 226. (Page 450)

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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

pataḷī (पतळी).—f (Usually pātaḷī) A chisel to divide bars of metal.

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pāṭalī (पाटली).—f A bracelet of gold, pearls &c. 2 A tongue-scraper of this form.

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pātaḷī (पातळी).—f (pātaḷa) Thinness &c. See pātaḷa a and form the abstract senses. 2 (As pātaḷāī q.v. supra.) Diminished closeness or crowdedness: also dispersedness or scatteredness. 3 A small cooking pot. 4 An instrument to divide bars of metal, a smith's chisel. 5 In modern translations. Superficies: also Plane.

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

pataḷī (पतळी).—f A chisel to divide bars of metal.

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pāṭalī (पाटली).—f A bracelet of gold. A tongue- scraper of this form.

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pātaḷī (पातळी).—f Thinness. A small cooking pot. A smith's chisel. Superficies.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāṭali (पाटलि).—f. The trumpet-flower.

Derivable forms: pāṭaliḥ (पाटलिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāṭali (पाटलि).—mf.

(-liḥ) Trumpet-flower. m.

(-liḥ) Rice ripening in the rains. E. pāṭala pale-red, aff. in. paṭa-ṇic-ali “pārula puṣpe”

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

Pāṭali (पाटलि).—[feminine] [Name] of a tree.

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

1) Pāṭalī (पाटली):—[from pāṭala] a f. made of the Pāṭalī or forming a part of it [gana] bilvādi

2) Pāṭali (पाटलि):—[from pāṭala] mf. Bignonia Suaveolens, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] a species of rice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Pāṭalī (पाटली):—[from pāṭala] b f. Bignonia Suaveolens, [Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] = kaṭabhī and muṣkaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a city, [Daśakumāra-carita]

7) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of king Mahendra-varman, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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