The Joyous Meditation Teachings of Lorin Roche


Patra - drinking-vessel, bowl, channel of a river, master, actor, leaf,


īdṛśena krameṇaiva yatra kutrāpi cintanā |
śūnye kuḍye pare
pātre svayaṃ līnā varapradā || 33 ||

Now, here is a word with diverse meanings!

pātra
  • pā́tra n. a drinking-vessel , goblet , bowl , cup , dish , pot , plate , utensil & c , any vessel or receptacle RV. &c
  • a meal (as placed on a dish) TS. AitBr.
  • the channel of a river R. Ka1d.
  • (met.) a capable or competent person , an adept in , master of any one worthy of or fit for or abounding in MBh. Ka1v. &c
  • an actor or an actor's part or character in a play Ka1lid. Sa1h.
  • a leaf L. (cf. pattra)
  • [propriety , fitness W.
  • an order , command ib.
  • m. or n. a measure of capacity (= 1 āḍhaka) AV. S3Br. S3rS.
  • m. a king's counsellor or minister Ra1jat. Pan5car.


pā́tra [p= 612,3]
(ifc. f(ā).) a drinking-vessel , goblet , bowl , cup , dish , pot , plate , utensil &c , any vessel or receptacle RV. &c
613,1]
R. Ka1d.
gen.) , any one worthy of or fit for or abounding in (gen. loc. , inf. or comp.) MBh. Ka1v. &c
Ka1lid. Sa1h.
L. (cf. pattra)
W.
ib.
pā́tra
or n. a measure of capacity (= 1 āhaka) AV. S3Br. S3rS.
pā́tra
a king's counsellor or minister Ra1jat. Pan5car.
pā́tra 2 [p= 613,2]
(?) RV. i , 121 , 1.
pātra 1 [p= 617,1]
» √1. and √3. .
pātra [p= 1330,2]
p. 612, col. 3, read 1. pā́tra) in comp.


(H2) n.

a meal (as placed on a dish)
[p= the channel of a river

(met.) a capable or competent person , an adept in , master of (

an actor or an actor's part or character in a play

a leaf

propriety , fitness

an order , command
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2) n.
(H1) 2
(H2) (