Pithara, Piṭhara: 15 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Piṭhara (पिठर).—A daitya who was a member of the court of Varuṇa. (Śloka 13, Chapter 9, Sabhā Parva).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pithara (पिथर).—An asura in the sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 161. 80.
Piṭhara (पिठर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.9.13) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Piṭhara) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
piṭhara : (m.) a big jar.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Piṭhara, (m. & nt.) (cp. Epic Sk. piṭhara) a pot, a pan Miln. 107 (spelt pīthara). As piṭharaka (cp. BSk. piṭharikā Divy 496; so read for T. piparikā) at KhA 54 to be read for T. pivaraka according to App. SnA 869. (Page 458)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A pot, pan, boiler (also piṭharī in this sense); पिठरं क्वथदतिमात्रं निजपार्श्वानेव दहतितराम् (piṭharaṃ kvathadatimātraṃ nijapārśvāneva dahatitarām) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.324; जठरपिठरी दुष्पूरेयं करोति विडम्बनाम् (jaṭharapiṭharī duṣpūreyaṃ karoti viḍambanām) Bhartṛhari 3.116.
2) A book, a manuscript; L. D. B.
3) Smearing, plastering; L. D. B.
-ram A churning-stick.
-raḥ An addition to a building shaped like a hollow vessel.
Derivable forms: piṭharaḥ (पिठरः), piṭharam (पिठरम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piṭhara (पिठर).—mf. (-raḥ-rī) A pot, a pan. n.
(-raṃ) 1. A churning stick. 2. A fragrant grass, (Cyperus rotundus.) 3. A sort of building, a hut or watch box made of bamboos and mats, or as it is sometimes explained, a kind of store room or scullery. E. piṭha pain, rā to take, aff. ka; or piṭha-karan .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piṭhara (पिठर).— I. m. and f. rī, and n. A pot, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 1782; a pan. Ii. m. 1. A kind of fire, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 10467. 2. The name of a Dānava.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piṭhara (पिठर).—[neuter] ī [feminine] pot, pan.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Piṭhara (पिठर):—[from piṭh] mf(ī)n. a pot, pan, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. an addition to a building shaped like a hollow vessel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a kind of hut or store-room, [Horace H. Wilson]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of a [particular] Agni, [Harivaṃśa]
5) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]
6) [v.s. ...] n. a churning stick, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] the root of Cyperus Rotundus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piṭhara (पिठर):—[(raḥ-rī)] 1. m. 3. f. A pot, a pan. n. Churning stick; a fragrant grass; a hut.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Piṭhara (पिठर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Piḍhara.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a round, earthen vessel, usu.with a small mouth; a pot.
2) [noun] a churning stick, used to churn curds.
3) [noun] the root of the grass Cyperus rotundus of Cyperaceae family.
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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