Potha, Poṭha, Pothā: 8 definitions


Potha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Potha in India is the name of a plant defined with Elsholtzia fruticosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Colebrookea oppositifolia Loddiges, nom. nud. (among others).

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

· Prodromus Florae Nepalensis (1825)
· Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Gardens, Kew (1930)
· Rev. Cytol. Biol. Vég., Bot. (1984)
· Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica (1974)
· Feddes Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1910)
· Journal of the Indian Botanical Society (1986)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Poṭha, (fr. puth, cp. poṭhana & poṭheti) is aṅguli° snapping of one’s fingers (as sign of applause) J. V, 67. Cp. poṭhana & phoṭeti. (Page 474)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Potha (पोथ).—A blow, stroke; तथा तयोर्गदापोथैर्दिशः सर्वाः प्रतिश्रुताः (tathā tayorgadāpothairdiśaḥ sarvāḥ pratiśrutāḥ) Rām.7.32.55.

Derivable forms: pothaḥ (पोथः).

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Pothā (पोथा).—A kind of wind instrument.

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

Potha (पोथ).—[masculine] blow, strike with (—°).

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

1) Potha (पोथ):—m. (√puth) a blow, stroke, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) a big ship, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Potha in German

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pothā (पोथा):—(nm) a voluminous book, a big volume.

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