Pattra, Pāttra: 6 definitions


Pattra 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pattra (पत्त्र) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to a “leaf” or a “feather”, or in a different context, refers to the “wing of a bird”, or to any ‘vehicle’, ‘chariot’, ‘car’, ‘horse’ etc.. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita or the Carakasaṃhita.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāttra (पात्त्र).—a. Releasing from sins; सर्वेषामेव पात्त्राणां परं पात्त्रं महेश्वरः (sarveṣāmeva pāttrāṇāṃ paraṃ pāttraṃ maheśvaraḥ) Nandī P.

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

Pattra (पत्त्र).—n.

(-ttraṃ) Any vehicle or means of conveyance. E. pat to go, ṣṭran aff.; also patra.

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Pattra (पत्त्र) or Patra.—n.

(-traṃ) 1. A leaf. 2. A vehicle in general; as a car, a horse, a camel, &c. 3. The wing of a bird. 4. The feather of an arrow. 5. The leaf of the Laurus cassia. 6. The leaf of a book. 7. Gold leaf, &c. any thin sheet or plate of metal. 8. A letter. 9. The blade of a weapon. 10. Painting the person as a decoration. 11. A knife, a dagger. 12. The leaf of a flower. nf. (-traṃ-trī) A letter, any written document or address. E. pat to go, ṣṭran aff. and one ta rejected; also sometimes pattra .

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

Pattra (पत्त्र).—[neuter] wing, feather (also on the arrow), any vehicle as chariot, cart, horse etc.; the leaf of a tree or a leaf for writing on, paper, a letter or any written document; a thin plate of metal, blade.

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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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