Tamrapatra, Tāmrapātra, Tamra-patra: 15 definitions

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Tamrapatra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tamrapatra in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tāmrapātra (ताम्रपात्र).—(Tāmram) copper vessel for ceremonial purposes; fit for gifts.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 7. 12; 58. 13; 59. 8; 61. 45; 206. 15; 279. 7; 288. 11; Vāyu-purāṇa 74. 1.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Tamrapatra in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Tāmrapātra (ताम्रपात्र) refers to “copper vessel”, according to Brahmagupta’s Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta verse 22.41.—Accordingly, “The Ghaṭikā-yantra is a copper vessel [i.e., tāmrapātratāmraṃ pātraṃ] of the shape of a hemisphere. At the centre of the bottom is a small perforation so made that the bowl sinks sixty times in a day and night”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Tamrapatra in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Tāmrapātra (ताम्रपात्र) refers to a “copper begging bowl”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[Digression on a case brought against the Buddha; B. The defense].—[6. Use of a Stone Bowl].—‘The Buddha forbade the Bhikṣus to use eight kinds of bowls (pātra)’.—[...] [Bowl 7]: The wooden (dāru) bowl.—Since it retains grease (meda) and is not clean, the Buddha does not permit it to be kept. [Bowls 5, 6, 8]—The other three bowls [copper (tāmratāmrapātra), tin (trapu) and stone (śaila) do not have such disadvantages. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tāmra-patra.—(EI 23), also called tāmra-paṭṭa, tāmra- paṭṭaka; same as tāmra-śāsana. Note: tāmra-patra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tamrapatra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tāmrapatra (ताम्रपत्र).—n (S) A plate of copper.

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

tāmrapatra (ताम्रपत्र).—n A plate of copper.

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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

[«previous next»] — Tamrapatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāmrapatra (ताम्रपत्र).—a copper-plate on which grants of land were frequently inscribed; पटे वा ताम्रपट्टे वा स्वमुद्रोपरिचिह्नितम् । अभिलेख्यात्मनो वंश्यानात्मानं च महीपतिः (paṭe vā tāmrapaṭṭe vā svamudroparicihnitam | abhilekhyātmano vaṃśyānātmānaṃ ca mahīpatiḥ) || Y.1.319.

Derivable forms: tāmrapatram (ताम्रपत्रम्).

Tāmrapatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tāmra and patra (पत्र). See also (synonyms): tāmrapaṭṭa.

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

Tāmrapatra (ताम्रपत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) A plate of copper. m.

(-traḥ) A potherb: see jīva. E. tāmra, and patra a leaf.

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

Tāmrapātra (ताम्रपात्र).—n. a copper vessel.

Tāmrapātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tāmra and pātra (पात्र).

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

Tāmrapātra (ताम्रपात्र).—[neuter] a copper vessel.

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

1) Tāmrapātra (ताम्रपात्र):—[=tāmra-pātra] [from tāmra] n. = -kuṇḍa, [Mahābhārata xiii, 6026 f.; Suśruta vi, 12, 38]

2) [v.s. ...] (used as a kind of clepsydra), [Sūryasiddhānta xiii, 23]

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

Tāmrapatra (ताम्रपत्र):—[tāmra-patra] (traṃ) 1. n. A copper-plate; a kind of potherb.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tamrapatra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tāmrapatra (ತಾಮ್ರಪತ್ರ):—[noun] a copper plate that is used to inscribe on.

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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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