Tata, aka: Tāta, Taṭa; 11 Definition(s)

Introduction

Tata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)

[Tata in Kosha glossaries]

Tata (तत):—“The tata (stringed instruments) should be constructed (and played) in accordance with loka (current practice) so that the scara becomes manifest and rakti (delightfulness) becomes abundant.” (See Saṅgītaratnākara VI.418cd-419ab)

(Source): Google Books: Kalātattvakośa, volume 2
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Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Tata in Natyashastra glossaries]

1) Tata (तत) refers “stringed instruments”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 6.10 and chapter 28. It is part of the four groups of musical instruments (vādya).

2) Tāta (तात, “father”) refers to a specific “mode of address” (nāman) used in drama (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19. Tāta is used to address an old man.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[Tata in Chandas glossaries]

Tata (तत) refers to one of the seventy-two sama-varṇavṛtta (regular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 334th chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (eg., the tata metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

(Source): Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Tata in Hinduism glossaries]

Tata (तत, ‘dada’) is the pet name for ‘father’ in the Ṛgveda and later. Cf. Tāta and Pitṛ.

(Source): archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Tata in Jainism glossaries]

Tata (तत) is a Prakrit ending for deriving proper personal names, mentioned as an example in the Aṅgavijjā chapter 26. This chapter includes general rules to follow when deriving proper names. The Aṅgavijjā (mentioning tata) is an ancient treatise from the 3rd century CE dealing with physiognomic readings, bodily gestures and predictions and was written by a Jain ascetic in 9000 Prakrit stanzas.

(Source): archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)

Tata (तत) refers to one of the four types of contrived sound (prāyogika) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.24.—What is the meaning of tata sound? It is the sound produced from musical instruments covered with a diaphram, namely the tabalā, the drum (dholaka), the kettle drum, etc.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Tata in Pali glossaries]

tata : (pp. of tanoti) extended; spread out. || taṭa (nt.) side of river; a river bank; (m.) a precipice. tāta (m.) 1. father; 2. son.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Tāta, (Vedic tāta, Gr. tάta & tέtta, Lat. tata, Ger. tate, E. dad(dy); onomat. ) father; usually in Voc. sg. tāta (and pl. tātā) used as term of affectionate, friendly or respectful address to one or more persons, both younger & older than the speaker, superior or inferior. As father (perhaps=tātā, see next) at Th. 2, 423, 424 (+ammā). tāta (sg.) in addr. one: J. III, 54; IV, 281 (amma tāta mammy & daddy) DhA. II, 48 (=father); III, 196 (id.); PvA. 41 (=father), 73 (a son), 74 (a minister); J. I, 179 (id.); Miln. 15, 16, 17 (a bhikkhu or thera), in addr. several Vin. I, 249; J. II, 133; PvA. 50. tātā (pl.) J. I, 166; 263; IV, 138. (Page 299)

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Tata, (pp. of tanoti) stretched, extended, spread out S. I, 357 (jāla); J. IV, 484 (tantāni jālāni Text, katāni v. l. for tatāni). Note: samo tata at J. I, 183 is to be read as samotata (spread all over). (Page 295)

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Taṭa, (*tḷ, see tala & cp. tālu, also Lat. tellus) declivity or side of a hill, precipice; side of a river or well, a bank J. I, 232, 303; II, 315 (udapāna°); IV, 141; SnA 519, DhA. I, 73 (papāta°). See also talāka. (Page 293)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Tata in Marathi glossaries]

taṭa (तट).—m n (S) A shore, margin, border, side (of the sea or a river). 2 m A side of a hill. 3 The wall of a fort or village. 4 A feud or dissension in a caste involving separation and parties: also a party, a faction, a side. 5 A party or side at play. 6 Confederatedness or factious combination. 7 Inexactness or inequality of the balance, taking a side. 8 C Stoppage or stay for. taṭāsa lāgaṇēṃ To be the occasion of a feud in a caste--a matter.

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tāṭa (ताट).—n A dining plate (of silver, gold &c. and having a rim). Pr. tāṭānta sāṇḍalēṃ kāya vāṭīnta sāṇḍalēṃ kāya. 2 Sackcloth. 3 Inexactness of a balance. See under tāṭha. 4 With putaḷīcēṃ preceding the word. A single putaḷī (gold coin valuing from 5 to 6 rupees), a putaḷī-bit or putaḷī-piece. Pr. tāṭā- barōbara kāṇṭha (The rim along with the dish.) Spending the little that remains in endeavors to recover the great sum (spent, gambled away, lost). Pr. sōnyācēṃ tāṭa parantu kuḍācā āśraya or ādhāra Used of a person respectable or valuable in himself but of a bad stock; or of a great or good person or thing upheld by an ordinary or a bad one.

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tāṭa (ताट).—f A quickset hedge. Scarcely used but in comp., as śēratāṭa, sābaratāṭa.

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tāta (तात).—m (S) A father. 2 Applied, in endearment, to one's child.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

taṭa (तट).—m n A shore. m The wall of a fort. A party; a faction. Inexactness of balance, The side of a hill. Stoppage.

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taṭa (तट) [-kan-kara-diśī, -कन्-कर-दिशी].—ad Imit. of sharp quick sounds. Tightly, tensely &c.

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tāṭa (ताट).—n A dining plate. Sack-cloth. In- exactness of a balance. f A quickset hedge (used in comp.). tāṭākhālacēṃ māñjara A complete slave or sycophant.

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tāta (तात).—m A father.

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