Tatha, aka: Tathā; 6 Definition(s)
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.69; ApA.i.106.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
tatha : (adj.) true; real. (nt.), the truth. || tathā (adv.) thus; so; in that way; likewise.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Tatha, (adj.) (an adjectivized tathā out of combn tathā ti “so it is, ” cp. taccha) (being) in truth, truthful; true, real D. I, 190 (+bhūta taccha); M. III, 70; Th. 1, 347; Sn. 1115 (=Nd2 275 taccha bhūta, etc.). (nt.) tathaṃ=saccaṃ, in cattāri tathāni the 4 truths S. V, 430, 435; Ps. II, 104 sq. (+avitathāni anaññathāni). As ep. of Nibbāna: see derivations & cp. taccha. Abl. tathato exactly v. l. B for tattato at J. II, 125 (see tatta2).—yathā tathaṃ (cp. yathā tacchaṃ) according to truth, for certain, in truth Sn. 699, 732, 1127. – Cp. vitatha.
—parakkama reaching out to the truth J. V, 395 (=saccanikkama); —vacana speaking the truth (cp. tathāvādin) Miln. 401. (Page 295)
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Tathā, (adv.) (Sk. tathā, cp. also kathaṃ) so, thus (and not otherwise, opp. aññathā), in this way, likewise Sn. 1052 (v. l. yathā); J. I, 137, etc.—Often with eva: that’eva just so, still the same, not different D. III, 135 (taṃ that’eva hoti no aññathā); J. I, 263, 278; Pv. I, 83; PvA. 55. Corresponding with yathā: tathā-yathā so —that Dh. 282; PvA. 23 (tathā akāsi yathā he made that ... , cp. Lat. ut consecutive); yathā-tathā asso also Sn. 504; J. I, 223; Pv. I, 123 (yath’āgato tathā gato as he has come so he has gone).—In cpds. that’before vowels.
—ûpama such like (in comparisons, following upon a preceding yathā or seyyathā) Sn. 229 (=tathāvidha KhA 185), 233; It. 33, 90; —kārin acting so (corresp. w. yathāvādin: acting so as he speaks, cp. tāthāvādin) Sn. 357; It. 122; —gata see sep.; —bhāva “the being so, ” such a condition J. I, 279; —rūpa such a, like this or that, esp. so great, such Vin. I, 16; Sn. p. 107; It. 107; DA. I, 104; PvA. 5, 56. nt. adv. thus PvA. 14. Cp. evarūpa;—vādin speaking so (cp. °kārin) Sn. 430; It. 122 (of the Tathāgata); —vidha such like, so (=tathārūpa) Sn. 772, 818, 1073, 1113; Nd2 277 (=tādisa taṃsaṇṭhita tappakāra). (Page 296)
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.
tathā (तथा).—ad (S) So, like, after that manner. Correl. with yathā As &c. yathā rājā tathā prajā. 2 So be it. Implying assent or promise.
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tathā (तथा).—f Doubt or uncertainty. Neg. con. Ex. tēṃ kārya hōīla hyānta tathā nāhīṃ.
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tāṭha (ताठ).—a Stiff, not yielding or pliant, lit. fig. 2 Stiffly maintaining an attitude. 3 Tight-fitting--a garment. 4 Stretched out, tight, taut. 5 Strained or drawn--eyes. 6 Firm, robust, athletic. 7 Complete, thorough, perfect. Used idiomatically as good, full &c. in such examples as the following; It is a good forty yards; he is full six feet; a bouncing pint; a thumping mile; a whacking load. 8 Strong and stout; firm and full--corn, sugarcanes, plants.
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tāṭha (ताठ).—m Stiffness, rigidness, inaptitude to bending or turning. 2 Stiffness from fatigue, long sitting, vigilance &c. v bhara. 3 Deviation from rectitude or exactness (of a balance). v hō, dē. Ex. hyā tājavyālā tāṭha itakā āhē kīṃ ēka guñja ṭāka- lī kāṇṭā barābara. 4 Pride.
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tāṭhā (ताठा).—m Stiffness, stretchedness, tension (as of a rope): rigidity, inflexibility, firmness (of a stick, a limb, the body): stiffness or drawn state (as of the eyes from long watching). 2 fig. Pride, haughtiness, disdainfulness. v bhara Pr. nākīṃ nāhīṃ kāṇṭā āṇi kōraḍāca tāṭhā.
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tāthā (ताथा).—a ( P) Fresh, green, not stale or dry: also new or recent.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
tathā (तथा).—ad So, like, So be it.
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tāṭha (ताठ).—a Stiff. Tight. Robust. Strained. m Stiffness. Deviation from rectitude (of a balance). Pride.
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tāṭhā (ताठा).—m Stiffness; rigidity. Pride.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Tathā (तथा).—[tad prakāre thāl vibhaktitvāt] ind.
1) So, thus, in that manner; तथा मां वञ्चयित्वा (tathā māṃ vañcayitvā) Ś5; सूतस्तथा करोति (sūtastathā karoti) V. 1.
2) And also, so also, as well as; अनागतविधाता च प्रत्युत्पन्नमतिस्तथा (anāgatavidhātā ca pratyutpannamatistathā) Pt.1.318; R.3.21.
3) True, just so, exactly so; यदात्थ राजन्यकुमार तत्तथा (yadāttha rājanyakumāra tattathā) R.3.48; Ms.1. 42.
4) (In forms of adjuration) As surely as (preceded by yathā); see यथा (yathā). (For some of the meanings of tathā as a correlative of yathā, see under yathā). तथापि (tathāpi) (oft. corr. of yadyapi) 'even then,' 'still', 'yet', 'neverthe-less', प्रथितं दुष्यन्तस्य चरितं तथापीदं न लक्षये (prathitaṃ duṣyantasya caritaṃ tathāpīdaṃ na lakṣaye) Ś.5; वरं महत्या म्रियते पिपासया तथापि नान्यस्य करोत्युपासनां (varaṃ mahatyā mriyate pipāsayā tathāpi nānyasya karotyupāsanāṃ) Chāt.2.6; वपुःप्रकर्षादजयद्गुरुं रघुस्तथापि नीचैर्विनयाददृश्यत (vapuḥprakarṣādajayadguruṃ raghustathāpi nīcairvinayādadṛśyata) R.3.34,62. तथेति (tatheti) shows 'assent' or 'promise'; तथेति शेषामिव भर्तुराज्ञा- मादाय मूर्ध्ना मदनः प्रतस्थे (tatheti śeṣāmiva bharturājñā- mādāya mūrdhnā madanaḥ pratasthe) Ku.3.22; R.1.92;3.67; Ku. 6.3; तथेति निष्क्रान्तः (tatheti niṣkrāntaḥ) (in dramas). तथैव (tathaiva); 'even so', 'just so'; 'exactly so'; तथैव च (tathaiva ca) 'in like manner', तथा च (tathā ca) 'and also', 'and likewise', 'in like manner', 'so it has been said; तथा च श्रुतयो बह्व्यो निगीता निगमेष्वपि (tathā ca śrutayo bahvyo nigītā nigameṣvapi) Ms.9.19; तथाहि (tathāhi) 'for so', 'as for instance', 'for this (it has been said)'; तं वेधा विदधे नूनं महाभूतसमाधिना । तथाहि सर्वे तस्यासन् परार्थैक- फला गुणाः (taṃ vedhā vidadhe nūnaṃ mahābhūtasamādhinā | tathāhi sarve tasyāsan parārthaika- phalā guṇāḥ) || R.1.29; S.1.32.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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