Patrika, Patrikā, Pātrika: 15 definitions


Patrika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Patrikā (पत्रिका) refers to a “letter (of betrothal)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.37 (“The letter of betrothal is dispatched”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O great sage, I shall tell you what Himācala did, when the seven sages and Arundhatī left. Bidding farewell to his brothers, Meru and others Himācala, the lord of mountains, rejoiced in the company of his sons, daughter and wife. Urged by them lovingly, Himācala caused the letter of betrothal (lagna-patrikāhimavān lagna patrikām) to be written by Garga, his priest. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Patrikā (पत्रिका).—A medicinal plant.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 218. 31.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Patrikā (पत्रिका) refers to a type of food-preparation with wheat, according to the Mānasollāsa chapter III, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Wheat is mentioned in later Vedic saṃhitās. It can be observed that in Arthaśāstra, wheat occupied a more important place among the cereals and it being invariably mentioned with barley. Two varieties of wheat madhūlika and nāndimukhi have been mentioned by Suśruta in the list of inferior food grains. Mānasollāsa, the medieval period text refers to different wheat preparations such as sohala, pāhalikā, poḷikā (polikā), maṇḍaka and patrikā.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

patrikā (पत्रिका).—f (Abridged from janmapatrikā) The paper on which are recorded the year, lunar day, configuration of the planets &c. of a birth: also the tablet of the fortunes through life composed from these particulars. 2 The writing furnished by astrologers at marriages and thread-investitures, stating the auspicious periods &c. 3 In poetic or ornate style. An epistle.

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

patrikā (पत्रिका).—f The paper on which are recor- ded the year, lunar day, configura- tion of the planets &c. of a birth An epistle.

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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

Patrikā (पत्रिका).—

1) A leaf for writing upon.

2) A letter, document.

3) Mace (jātipatrī; Mar. jāyapatrī).

4) A kind of ear-ring.

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Pātrika (पात्रिक).—a. (- f.)

1) Measured out with any vessel or a measure called आढक (āḍhaka).

2) Fit, adequate, appropriate.

-kam, -kī A vessel, cup, dish; तस्मा इत्युपनीताय यक्षराट् पात्रिकामदात् (tasmā ityupanītāya yakṣarāṭ pātrikāmadāt) Bhāgavata 8.18.17.

-kā An alms-bowl.

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

Patrikā (पत्रिका).—f. () A leaf, a written leaf or page, a writing, a letter, &c. E. patra, and kan added, fem. form.

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Pātrika (पात्रिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Measured by a vessel, or the measure Patra, sown with it, preparing it, &c. 2. Fit, adequate, appropriate. n.

(-kaṃ) A vessel, a cup, a dish. E. pātra, and ṣṭhan aff.; also with gha aff. pātriya, and with yat, pātryā, &c.

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

Pātrika (पात्रिक).—i. e. pātra + ika, n. and f. , A vessel, a cup, Mahābhārata 12, 8327; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 18, 17.

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

1) Pātrikā (पात्रिका):—[from pātraka > pā] f. a cup, an alms-bowl or alms-dish, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Pātrika (पात्रिक):—[from ] mf(ī)n. measured or sown or filled by means of any vessel or with the measure Pātra, containing or possessing it etc., [Pāṇini 5-1, 46 etc.] [Scholiast or Commentator]

3) [v.s. ...] fit, adequate, appropriate, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] n. a vessel, cup, dish (in ku-, [Mahābhārata xii, 8327]; [Bombay edition] -pātraka).

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

1) Patrikā (पत्रिका):—(kā) 1. f. A leaf; letter.

2) Pātrika (पात्रिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Measured by a vessel; fit, adequate, proper.

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

Patrika (पत्रिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pattia, Pattiā.

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Patrika 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Patrikā (पत्रिका):—(nf) a magazine; journal; horoscope.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Patrika (ಪತ್ರಿಕ):—[noun] a man whose duty is to season the leaves of palmyra trees and making ready for writing on.

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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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