Tatra; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

[Tatra in Pali glossaries]

tatra : (adv.) there; in that place.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Tatra, (Sk. tatra)=tattha in all meanings & applications, viz. A. 1. there: Dh. 375; PvA. 54. tatrâpi D. I, 81= It. 22≈(tatrâpâsiṃ). tatra pi D. I, 1 (=DA. I, 42). tatra kho Vin. I, 10, 34; A. V, 5 sq.; 354 sq. (cp. atha kho). ‹-› In explanations: PvA. 19 (tatrâyaṃ vitthārakathā “here follows the story in detail”).—2. in this: Sn. 595 (tatra kevalino smase); Dh. 88 (tatr’abhirati: enjoyment in this).—3. a special application of tatra (perhaps in the same sense to be explained tattha A 3) is that as first part of a cpd. , where it is to be taken as generalizing (=tatra tatra): all kinds of (orig. in this & that), in whatever condition, all-round, complete (cp. yaṃ taṃ under ta° II. 2, yena tena upāyena): tatramajjhattatā (complete) equanimity (keeping balance here & there) Vism. 466 (cp. tatra-majjhatt’upekkhā 160); DhsA. 132, 133 (majjh°+tatra majjh°); Bdhd 157. tatrûpāyaññū (=tatra upāyaññū) having allround knowledge of the means and ways Sn. 321 (correct reading at SnA 330); tatrupāyāya vīmaṃsāya samannāgatā endowed with genius in all kinds of means Vin. IV, 211 (or may it be taken as “suitable, corresponding, proportionate”? cp. tadūpiya).—B. tatra tatra, in t. -t. -abhinandinī (of taṇhā) finding its delight in this & that, here & there Vin. I, 10; Ps. II, 147; Nett 72; Vism. 506. (Page 295)

(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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Tatra in Sanskrit glossaries]

Tatra (तत्र).—ind.

1) In that place, there, yonder, thither.

2) On that occasion, under those circumstances, then, in that case; दातुं दुहितरं तस्मै रोचयामास तत्र वै (dātuṃ duhitaraṃ tasmai rocayāmāsa tatra vai) Rām. 7.12.17.

3) For that, in that; निरीतयः । यन्मदीयाः प्रजास्तत्र हेतुस्त्वद्ब्रह्मवर्चसम् (nirītayaḥ | yanmadīyāḥ prajāstatra hetustvadbrahmavarcasam) R.1.63.

4) Often used for the loc. case of तद् (tad); Ms.2.112;3.6;4.186; Y.1.263. तत्रापि (tatrāpi) 'even then', 'nevertheless' (corr. of yadyapi). तत्र तत्र (tatra tatra) 'in various places or cases, 'here and there,' 'to every place'; अध्यक्षान्विविधान्कुर्यात् तत्र तत्र विपश्चितः (adhyakṣānvividhānkuryāt tatra tatra vipaścitaḥ) Ms. 7.81.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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