Vat, Vaṭ, Vāṭ, Vāt: 13 definitions


Vat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vat (वत्).—Substitute for मत् (mat) of मतुप् (matup). See मतुप् (matup).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vat in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ficus benghalensis L. from the Moraceae (Mulberry) family. For the possible medicinal usage of vat, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Vat in India is the name of a plant defined with Ficus benghalensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ficus cotoneaefolia Hort. ex Miq. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1987)
· Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi (1867)
· Enumeratio plantarum (1805)
· Bot. Mat. Med. (1812)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vat (वत्).—ad or ind (S) As, like, similarly, in like form, kind, character, manner. In comp. as tadvat, ētadvat, brāhmaṇavat, vṛkṣavat, pāṣāṇavat, daṇḍavat, kamala- vat, śastravat, vajravat, cakravat.

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

vat (वत्).—ad or ind As, like, similarly; such as cakravat, mārjāravat.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṭ (वट्).—I. 1 P. (vaṭati) To surround. -II. 1 U. (vaṭayati-te)

1) To tell.

2) To divide, partition.

3) To surround, encompass.

4) To tie, string, connect. -Caus.

1) (vaṭayati) To speak.

2) (vāṭayati) To surround; L. D. B.

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Vat (वत्).—a.

1) An affix added to nouns to show 'possession'; धनवत् (dhanavat) possessed of wealth; रूपवत् (rūpavat) beautiful; so भगवत्, भास्वत् (bhagavat, bhāsvat) &c.; (the words so formed being adjectives).

2) Added to the base of the past passive participle वत् (vat) turns it into a past active participle; इत्युक्तवन्तं जनकात्मजायाम् (ityuktavantaṃ janakātmajāyām) R.14.43.

3) Added to substantives in the sense of the locative; सूक्तवाके इति सूत्रयितव्ये सूक्तवाकवत् इति सूत्रितम् (sūktavāke iti sūtrayitavye sūktavākavat iti sūtritam) ŚB. on MS.1.2.51.

4) Added to substantives in the sense of अर्ह (arha) 'worthy of', 'deserving'; ईहार्था सूक्तवाकार्हाः । अर्हे वतिर्द्रष्टव्यः (īhārthā sūktavākārhāḥ | arhe vatirdraṣṭavyaḥ) ŚB. on MS.1.2.51. -ind. An affix added to nouns or adjectives to denote 'likeness' or 'resemblance' and may be translated by 'like', 'as'; आत्मवत् सर्वभूतानि यः पश्यति स पण्डितः (ātmavat sarvabhūtāni yaḥ paśyati sa paṇḍitaḥ).

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Vāṭ (वाट्).—An exclamation uttered on making an oblation of butter &c.

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Vāt (वात्).—1 P.

1) To blow.

2) To serve.

3) To go.

4) To make happy.

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

Vaṭ (वट्).—r. 1st and 10th cls. (vaṭati vaṭayati-te) 1. To surround or encompass. 2. To tie or string, to connect. 3. To partition, to divide. r. 1st cl. causal form (vaṭayati) To speak. (i) vaṭi r. 4th and 10th cls. (vaṇṭati vaṇṭayati) To partition, to separate or divide.

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Vat (वत्).—Ind. As, like, similar: this is more generally considered as an affix to words, termed technically vati, as brāhmaṇavat like a Brah man, &c. f. (-vatī) An affix added to nouns to form possessive adjectives, as lakṣmīvat; also added to past passive participles to form past active participles, as kṛtavat .

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Vāṭ (वाट्).—Ind. An exclamation on making an offering of boiled butter.

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Vāt (वात्).—[vāta] r. 10th cl. (vātayati-te) 1. To go. 2. To serve. 3. To be happy. 4. To give pleasure in travelling. 5. To blow gently, to fan or ventilate.

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Vāt (वात्).—mfn. (-vān-vātī or vāntī-vāt) Going, moving. E. to go, śatṛ aff.

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

Vaṭ (वट्).— (a form of vṛt, based on the original vart). i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To surround. i. 10, [Parasmaipada.], also baṭ BaṬ, vaṭaya, baṭaya, 1. To surround. 2. To tie. 3. To partition. i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] or [Causal.] vaṭaya, To speak.

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Vāt (वात्).—i, 10 (rather a [denominative.] derived from vāta), [Parasmaipada.] 1. To fan or ventilate. 2. † To give pleasure in travelling. 3. † To serve. 4. † To go.

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

Vat (वत्).—vatati only [with] api apprehend, understand; [Causative] vātayati reveal, inspire (devotion).

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Vāṭ (वाट्).—an exclamation used on making on oblation.

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

1) Vaṭ (वट्):—1. vaṭ ([probably] invented to serve as a root for the words below; cf. √1. vṛt) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada], vaṭati ([perfect tense] vavāṭa etc.),

—to surround, encompass, [Dhātupāṭha ix, 13];

— [class] 10. [Parasmaipada] vaṭayati, to tie, string, connect, [xxxv, 5];

—to divide, partition, [xxxv, 65];

—to speak, [xix, 17]:

—[Passive voice] vaṭyate (only vaṭyante, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra xliii, 34]), to be crushed or pounded or ground down.

2) 2. vaṭ ind. an interjection or exclamation used in sacrificial ceremonies, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

3) Vat (वत्):—1. vat an affix (technically termed vati; See, [Pāṇini 5-1, 115 etc.]) added to words to imply likeness or resemblance, and generally translatable by ‘as’, ‘like’ (e.g. brāhmaṇa-vat, like a Brāhman; pitṛ-vat = piteva, pitaram iva, pitur iva and pitarīva).

4) 2. vat See api-√vat.

5) Vāṭ (वाट्):—ind. ([gana] cādi) an exclamation on performing a sacrifice ([probably] = ‘bring’ or ‘take’, [from] √vāh = vah), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???]

6) Vāt (वात्):—1. vāt ind. [gana] cādi.

7) 2. vāt [class] 10. [Parasmaipada] vātayati, to fan (cf. vātaya, p. 935, col. 2);

—to fan;

—to serve, make happy;

—to go, [Dhātupāṭha xxxv, 30.]

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

1) Vaṭ (वट्):—(ki) vaṭati 1. 10. a. To surround. (ya, i) vaṇṭyati 4. a. To tie; to divide. (i, ka) vaṇṭayati 10. a. To divide out.

2) Vat (वत्):—adv. As, like.

3) [(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Uttered; asked. interj. Ah, oh.

4) Vaṭ (वट्):—(ki) vadati, te; vadayati, te 1. 10. c. To inform, speak, tell; abide. With anu to speak to after; apa to censure; abhi to salute. upa to explain; nir to speak out; pari to speak against; prati to reply; vi to dispute; vi and pra to wrangle; saṃ and pra to speak in concert. (ṅa, i) vandate 1. d. To salute; to praise.

5) Vāṭ (वाट्):—interj. Exclamation on offering ghi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vat in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Vat in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a banyan tree; also ~[vriksha]..—vat (वट) is alternatively transliterated as Vaṭa.

2) Vat (वत्):——a suffix to nouns or adjectives meaning similar to, akin to, like, resembling, etc. (as [vidhivat, putravat]).

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