Phatakanem, aka: Phaṭakaṇēṃ, Phaṭakaṇeṃ; 2 Definition(s)


Phatakanem means something in 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

phaṭakaṇēṃ (फटकणें).—v c To sift (grain) by shaking it in the sūpa or sifting fan. 2 To fan or flap (fire &c.)

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phaṭakaṇēṃ (फटकणें).—v i To start off; to burst from; to spring away: also to break from; to part; to leave and remain separate. In this latter clause of the sense phaṭakūna rāhaṇēṃ or asaṇēṃ is more common.

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phaṭakaṇēṃ (फटकणें).—n A fan or flapper (for raising a fire &c.)

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

phaṭakaṇēṃ (फटकणें).—v t To sift (grain) by shaking it in the sūpa or sifting fan. To fan or flap.

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phaṭakaṇēṃ (फटकणें).—v i To start off. To part. phaṭakūna rāhaṇēṃ or asaṇēṃ To leave and remain separate.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

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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jhaṭakaṇēṃ (झटकणें).—v i To start off suddenly. To shake (a cloth &c.) To fan (fire, grain &c.)
upaṇaṇēṃ (उपणणें).—v t To winnow (grain) by letting it fall in the wind. To treat as chaff.

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