Pattal, Pāṭṭāḷ: 2 definitions


Pattal means something in Hindi, Tamil. 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.

Ambiguity: Although Pattal has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Pattala.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pattal in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a plate made up by tagging broad tree leaves together (for serving food); food served on a pattal; —[ke khane vale, eka] lit. having meals in the same plate—very intimate, in intimate relationship; —[catana] to survive on leavings, to be humiliatingly servile to; —[padana] the pattals to be arranged; —[parasana] to serve meals (on a pattal); —[mem khana, kisi ki] to take meals together; to develop intimate relationship; —[mem khana, usi mem cheda karana, jisa] to blow off the roof that provides shelter; to cut off the hand that feeds; to be foolishly ungrateful; —[lagana] the food to be served on the pattal..—pattal (पत्तल) is alternatively transliterated as Pattala.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Pattal (பத்தல்) noun

1. A wooden bucket; மரத்தாலான நீரிறைக்குங் கருவி. தீம்பிழி யெந்திரம் பத்தல் வருந்த [marathalana niriraikkung karuvi. thimbizhi yenthiram pathal varuntha] (பதிற்றுப்பத்து [pathirruppathu] 19, 23).

2. See பத்தர்¹ [pathar¹],

2. 3. See பத்தர்¹ [pathar¹],

3. 4. Ditch, depression; குழி. ஆன்வழிப்படுநர் தோண்டிய பத்தல் [kuzhi. anvazhippadunar thondiya pathal] (நற்றிணை [narrinai] 240).

5. A part of the stem of the palmyra leaf, out of which fibre is extracted; நாருரித்தற்கு ஏற்ற பனைமட்டையின் ஓருறுப்பு. [naruritharku erra panaimattaiyin oruruppu.] (G. T n. D. I , 221.)

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Pāṭṭāḷ (பாட்டாள்) noun < பாடு [padu] + ஆள். [al.] (J.)

1. Industrious person; உழைப்பாளி. [uzhaippali.]

2. Idler; சோம்பேறி. [somberi.]

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Pāṭṭāḷ (பாட்டாள்) noun < பாட்டு [pattu] +. Songster; பாடுபவன். [padupavan.] (W.)

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Pattal (பத்தல்) noun See பத்தர். குளப்பு வழி யன்ன கவடுபடு பத்தல் [pathar. kulappu vazhi yanna kavadupadu pathal] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: பொருநராற்றுப்படை [pathuppattu: porunararruppadai] 4).

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