Potra: 6 definitions
Potra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Potra.—(EI 26), name of a tax. Cf. potta. Note: potra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The snout of a hog; धृतविधुरधरं महावराहं गिरिगुरुपोत्रमपीहितैर्जयन्तम् (dhṛtavidhuradharaṃ mahāvarāhaṃ girigurupotramapīhitairjayantam) Bk.1.6; Ki.13.53.
2) A boat, ship.
3) A plough share.
4) The thunderbolt.
5) A garment.
6) The office of the Potṛ.
Derivable forms: potram (पोत्रम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-traṃ) 1. The snout of a hog. 2. The share of a plough. 3. The thunderbolt of Indra. 4. A boat, a ship. 5. A garment. 6. The office of the Hotri. E. pū to make pure, tra aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Potra (पोत्र).—n. 1. The snout of a hog, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 1, 17. 2. The share of a plough.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Potra (पोत्र).—[neuter] the Soma-vessel or the office of the Potr (cf. [preceding]); the snout of a hog.
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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Ends with: Shukapotra.
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