Poshtri, Poṣṭṛ, Poṣṭā, Poshta: 14 definitions


Poshtri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 Poṣṭṛ and Poṣṭā can be transliterated into English as Postr or Poshtri or Posta or Poshta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Poṣṭṛ (पोष्टृ) refers to “one who nurses and nurtures” (a child), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.3 (“The boyhood sports of Kārttikeya”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Realising his desire, the Kṛttikās, O sage, took him to their region joyously. Feeding him with their breast milk they nursed and nurtured Śiva’s son who was more refulgent than the sun. They never let him go out of their sight. He became the object of their love (premapātra), dearer to them than their own lives. Verily he who nurses and nurtures (poṣṭṛ) the child [yaḥ poṣṭā tasya putraka] has the right of possession over the son. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Poṣṭa (पोष्ट).—An Amitābha god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 17.
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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Poshta [ପୋଷ୍ଟା] in the Odia language is the name of a plant identified with Caesalpinia bonduc (L.)Roxb. from the Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family having the following synonyms: Caesalpinia crista, Caesalpinia bonducella, Guilandina bonduc. For the possible medicinal usage of poshta, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Posta in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Papaver somniferum L. from the Papaveraceae (Poppy) family.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Posta in India is the name of a plant defined with Papaver somniferum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Papaver amoenum Lindl. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1753)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pōsta (पोस्त).—n (puṣṭi S) Money or spirits given to dependents on great festivals, esp. on the festival of the hōḷī. 2 The banqueting and carousing with it. 3 Money given to servants in reward of an extra piece of work or particular diligence; corresponding to Drinking money: also a term for spirituous liquors;--cherry-merry being understood to be given to purchase drink, or from H A poppy-head. 4 The rag usually kept in the inkstand.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pōsta (पोस्त).—n (puṣṭi) Money or spirits given to dependants on great festivals.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Poṣṭṛ (पोष्टृ).—a. [puṣ-ṇini tṛc ca] One who feeds, nourishes &c. -m. A feeder, nourisher, protector.

See also (synonyms): poṣin.

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

Poṣṭṛ (पोष्टृ).—mfn. (-ṣṭā-ṣṭrī-ṣṭṛ) Who or what nourishes, cherishes, &c. m.

(-ṣṭā) 1. Grey bonduc. 2. A protector, a cherisher. E. puṣ to nourish, aff. tṛc .

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

Poṣṭṛ (पोष्टृ).—i. e. puṣ + tṛ, m. A nourisher, one who brings up, Mārk. P. 99, 47.

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

Poṣṭṛ (पोष्टृ).—[masculine] = poṣitṛ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Poṣṭṛ (पोष्टृ):—[from poṣa] mfn. = ṣitṛ, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira]

2) [v.s. ...] m. grey bonduc, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Poṣṭṛ (पोष्टृ):—(ṣṭā) 4. m. Grey bonduc; a protector. a. Nourishing.

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Posṭa (पोस्ट) [Also spelled post]:—(nm) post; —[āphisa] a post-office; —[kārḍa] a post-card; —[bāṃksa] post-box; ~[māsṭara] a postmaster; ~[maina] a postman.

2) Posta (पोस्त) [Also spelled post]:—(nm) a poppy plant, poppy seed.

3) Postā (पोस्ता):—(nm) a poppy plant.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Posṭa (पोस्ट):—n. post;

2) Posta (पोस्त):—n. 1. opium; 2. poppy-seed;

3) Postā (पोस्ता):—n. the opium; poppy; poppy seed;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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