Patraka, Pātraka: 7 definitions

Introduction

Patraka means something in 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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Patraka (पत्रक) refers to “clove leaves” which forms a preferable constituent for a great offering, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.16. Accordingly, “[...] the great offering of eatables shall be made to Śiva especially in the month of Dhanus. The constituent parts of the great offering are as follows:—[...] thirty-six clove leaves (patraka) [...] This great offering of eatables made to the deities shall be distributed among devotees m the order of their castes”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

patraka (पत्रक).—n (S) A leaf of a book; a sheet of writing; an epistle; a paper of accounts; a slip of memoranda: a list, roll, table gen.

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

patraka (पत्रक).—n A leaf of a book; a sheet of writing; an epistle; a paper of accounts; a slip of memoranda: a list, roll, table gen.

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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

Patraka (पत्रक).—

1) A leaf.

2) Drawing lines or figures on the body as a decoration.

Derivable forms: patrakam (पत्रकम्).

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Pātraka (पात्रक).—A vessel, pot &c.

Derivable forms: pātrakam (पात्रकम्).

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

Patraka (पत्रक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. A leaf. 2. The leaf of the Laurus cassia. 3. Staining the person with Sandal, &c. by way of decoration. E. patra with svārthe-ka added.

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

Patraka (पत्रक).—[patra + ka], 1. A substitute for patra when latter part of a comp. adj, f. trikā. 2. f. trikā, A document, a letter, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 90, 16.

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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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