Pathana, Paṭhana, Pāṭhana: 18 definitions


Pathana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pathan.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pathana in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Paṭhana (पठन) refers to “studying (a particular doctrine)”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Not by studying the doctrines (siddhānta-paṭhana) of scriptural exegesis, logic, planets and mathematics, nor by the Vedas, Upaniṣads, Dharmaśāstras [and the like]; not even by lexicons nor metre, grammar, poetry nor rhetoric; the sage's attainment of the highest reality is gained only from the oral teachings of his own guru.[...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Paṭhana (पठन).—Oral recital, the word is used in connection with the use of words by the author himself in his text which he is supposed to have handed over orally to his disciples, as was the case with the ancient Vedic and Sūtra works; cf. the words पठित, पठिष्यते, पठ्यते (paṭhita, paṭhiṣyate, paṭhyate) and the like, frequently used in the Mahābhāșya in connection with the mention of words in the Sūtras of Pāṇini.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Paṭhana (पठन) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “study of the scriptures”. It is the duty of a brāhmaṇa to be conversant with the Vedic scriptures.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pathana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paṭhana : (nt.) reading.

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

Paṭhana, (nt.) (fr. paṭhati) reading (textual) Miln. 344. (Page 402)

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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

paṭhana (पठन).—n (S) pop. paṭhaṇa n Reading: also reciting, rehearsing, repeating, saying off. v kara.

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paṭhāṇa (पठाण).—n (pāṭha Back.) A broad and flat tile; a ridge-tile or corner-tile.

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paṭhāṇa (पठाण).—m ( H) An individual of a tribe of Muhammadans, a Paṭhan.

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pāṭhaṇa (पाठण).—n C (pāṭha) The back. Used only in reviling it as ugly &c.; in threatening a beating on it; or in mentioning some tumor, swelling, or pain in or on it. 2 R The back-piece of a cōḷī.

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pāṭhāṇa (पाठाण).—See paṭhāḍa, paṭhāḍī, paṭhāṇa, paṭhāra.

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

paṭhana (पठन).—n paṭhaṇa n Reading; reciting.

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paṭhāṇa (पठाण).—n A broad and flat tile; a ridge- tile or corner-tile.

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paṭhāṇa (पठाण).—m An individual of a tribe of Mohammedans, a Pathan.

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pāṭhaṇa (पाठण).—n The back. The back-piece of a cōḷī.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paṭhana (पठन).—[paṭh-lyuṭ]

1) Reading, reciting.

2) Mentioning.

3) Studying, perusing.

Derivable forms: paṭhanam (पठनम्).

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Pāṭhana (पाठन).—Teaching, lecturing.

Derivable forms: pāṭhanam (पाठनम्).

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

Paṭhana (पठन).—n.

(-naṃ) Reading, reciting. E. paṭh to read, lyuṭ aff.

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Pāṭhana (पाठन).—n.

(-naṃ) Lecturing, teaching. E. paṭh to read, causal v. bhāve lyuṭ aff.

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Pāṭhāna (पाठान).—m.

(-naḥ) 1. Bdellium. 2. kind of fish.

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

Paṭhana (पठन).—[paṭh + ana], n. 1. Reciting, Mārk. P. 51, 26. 2. Reading, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 664.

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

Paṭhana (पठन).—[neuter] reciting, studying.

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Pāṭhana (पाठन).—[neuter] teaching, instruction.

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

1) Paṭhana (पठन):—[from paṭh] n. reciting, reading, studying, mentioning, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]; Catalogue(s)]

2) Pāṭhana (पाठन):—[from pāṭha] mf(ī). [gana] gaurādi

3) [v.s. ...] n. recitation, teaching, lecturing, [Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha]

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

1) Paṭhana (पठन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Reading, reciting.

2) Pāṭhana (पाठन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Lecturing.

3) Pāṭhāna (पाठान):—(naḥ) 1. m. Bdellium; a fish.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Paṭhana (पठन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paḍhaṇa, Paḍhāvaa, Pāḍhaṇa, Pāḍhaṇayā, Pāḍhāvaṇa.

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Pathana 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pathana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Paṭhana (पठन) [Also spelled pathan]:—(nm) reading; study; -[pāṭhana] reading and studying; ~[śīla] given to reading, studious.

2) Pāṭhana (पाठन) [Also spelled pathan]:—(nm) reading; teaching.

3) Pāthanā (पाथना):—(v) to turn into cakes, to make cow-dung into cakes for fuel.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paṭhaṇa (ಪಠಣ):—[noun] the act of reading (either aloud or not) or reciting.

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Paṭhana (ಪಠನ):—[noun] = ಪಠಣ [pathana].

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Paṭhāṇa (ಪಠಾಣ):—

1) [noun] a clan of muslims originally from Afghanistan.

2) [noun] a male member of this.

3) [noun] that which belongs to originatede from this clan.

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Paṭhāna (ಪಠಾನ):—[noun] = ಪಠಾಣ [pathana].

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Pāṭhaṇa (ಪಾಠಣ):—[noun] the act of teaching or training.

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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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