Pattisha, aka: Paṭṭiśa, Paṭṭīsa, Paṭṭisa, Paṭṭīśa; 6 Definition(s)


Pattisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Paṭṭiśa and Paṭṭīśa can be transliterated into English as Pattisa or Pattisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Paṭṭiśa (पट्टिश) refers to a weapon (a spear with a sharp edge or some other weapon with three points). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Paṭṭiśa (पट्टिश).—One of the weapons of Śiva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 55. 45; 101. 270.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Paṭṭiśa (पट्टिश) refers to a “spear with a sharp edge” and represents one of the various weapons equipped by the Daityas in their war against Lalitā, according to the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 4.22. Accordingly, “[...] thereupon, crores of Daityas producing reverberating chattering noise furiously prepared themselves (to fight) against Parameśvarī (Lalitā). [...] Crores of Daityas were fully equipped with coats of mail and had the following weapons and missiles in their hands [viz.: Paṭṭiśas (a spear with a sharp edge)], and thousands of similar weapons and missiles very dreadful and capable of destroying living beings”.

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Paṭṭiśa (पट्टिश)—Sanskrit word for a type of Battle-ax. Kauṭilya classified paṭṭiśa with paraśu and kuṭhāra and it is stated that this paṭṭiśa was “a kind of bill or halbred”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Paṭṭīsa (पट्टीस) or Paṭṭisa (पट्टिस).—A kind of spear with a sharp edge (Mar. paṭṭā); कणपप्रासपट्टिश (kaṇapaprāsapaṭṭiśa) &c. Dk.; (paṭṭiśo lauha- daṇḍo yastīkṣṇadhāraḥ kṣuropamaḥ Vaijayantī); भुशुण्डिभिश्चक्रगदर्ष्टि- पट्टिशैः (bhuśuṇḍibhiścakragadarṣṭi- paṭṭiśaiḥ)......शिरांसि चिच्छिदुः (śirāṃsi cicchiduḥ) Bhāg.8.1.36.

Derivable forms: paṭṭīsaḥ (पट्टीसः), paṭṭisaḥ (पट्टिसः).

See also (synonyms): paṭṭiśa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paṭṭiśa (पट्टिश).—m.

(-śaḥ -or -saḥ) A sort of weapon, a kind of axe. E. paṭ to go, aff. ṭiś or ṭis; whence it is also read paṭṭisa.

Paṭṭiśa can also be spelled as Paṭṭisa (पट्टिस).

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