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Meaning of "Gatha" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GATHA

From Avestan gāthā-; related to Sanskrit gāthā song.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GATHA

Gatha  [ˈɡɑːtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GATHA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gatha is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GATHA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gatha

Gātha is a Sanskrit term for "song" or "verse", especially referring to any poetic metre which is used in legends, and is not part of the Vedas but peculiar to either Epic Sanskrit or to Prakrit. The word is originally derived from the Sanskrit/Prakrit root gai, which means, to speak, sing, recite or extol, cognate to the Avestan term gatha. The stanzas of the Prakrit dialects of Ardhamagadhi, Sauraseni and Pāli are known as gathas as opposed to shlokas and Sutras of Sanskrit and Dohas of Apabhramsha. Most of the Jain and Buddhist texts written in Prakrit are composed of gathas. Thus, gatha can mean any Prakrit and Pali verses in general, or specifically the arya meter of Sanskrit, versified portions of Pali canon of Theravada Buddhism are also called specifically as gathas. In contemporary Buddhist practice derived from Zen and Therevadan traditions, particularly as popularized by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, a gatha is a verse said in rhythm with the breath as part of mindfulness practice, either in daily life, or as part of meditation or meditative study.

Definition of Gatha in the English dictionary

The definition of Gatha in the dictionary is any of a number of versified sermons in the Avesta that are in a more ancient dialect than the rest.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GATHA


aligarta
ˌælɪˈɡɑːtə
alligarta
ˌælɪˈɡɑːtə
barter
ˈbɑːtə
carta
ˈkɑːtə
Carter
ˈkɑːtə
charter
ˈtʃɑːtə
garter
ˈɡɑːtə
IATA
aɪˈɑːtə
Jakarta
dʒəˈkɑːtə
Kolkata
ˈkolkɑːtə
Niigata
ˈniːɪˌɡɑːtə
rata
ˈrɑːtə
sonata
səˈnɑːtə
Sparta
ˈspɑːtə
starter
ˈstɑːtə
strata
ˈstrɑːtə
Surakarta
ˌsʊərəˈkɑːtə
Tatar
ˈtɑːtə
Yamagata
ˌjæməˈɡɑːtə
Zapata
zəˈpɑːtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GATHA

Gates
Gateshead
gateway
gateway drug
Gath
gather
gatherable
gatherer
gathering
gathering stitch
Gatling gun
gator
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WORDS THAT END LIKE GATHA

bertha
Botha
caltha
Gotha
Hiawatha
Inkatha
Jagannatha
Jugurtha
kantha
maranatha
Maratha
Martha
mutha
naphtha
paratha
polyantha
pyracantha
ratha
Sagarmatha
Siddhartha

Synonyms and antonyms of Gatha in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Gatha» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GATHA

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The translations of Gatha from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Gatha» in English.

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Translator English - Spanish

Gatha
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Gatha
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Translator English - Hindi

गाथा
380 millions of speakers
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GATHA
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Gatha
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gatha
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Gatha
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Gatha
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Gatha
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gatha
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Gatha
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Gatha
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Gatha
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kệ
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Gatha
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Translator English - Marathi

गाथा
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Gatha
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gatha
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gatha
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Gatha
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Gatha
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Gatha
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Translator English - Afrikaans

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Translator English - Swedish

Gatha
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gatha
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Trends of use of Gatha

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GATHA»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GATHA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Gatha

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GATHA»

Discover the use of Gatha in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Gatha and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Prajñā-pāramitā-ratna-guna-Samcaya-gāthā: Sanskrit Recension A
Dr Yuyama investigates Sanskrit Recension A of the Prajñā-pāramitā-ratna-guna-samcaya-gāthā, a notable example of Buddhist Sanskrit literature at its earliest stage.
Akira Yuyama, 2010
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History of Indian Theatre: Classical theatre
Along with Itihasa and Purana Vedic works mention Gatha Narasamsi too. It is believed that epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata owe their origin to the story literature or Gatha Narasamsi in praise of men, heroes. Maurice Winternitz ...
Manohar Laxman Varadpande, 2005
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Bringing the Sacred to Life: The Daily Practice of Zen Ritual
The Work Gatha normally precedes the day's work, focusing our mind on our life's efforts, and the Meal Gatha or Short Meal Gatha are an expression of receiving, giving, and gratitude, and can be done before meals. A Conflict Resolution ...
John Daido Loori, 2008
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A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and ...
Driver's traditional Queen and long-time lover, Miss Gatha, will emerge to interrupt this "new" script and reclaim the role of woman. Lovey sets the stage for such an involution: "But Driver forget one factor in the equation: /Miss Gatha from way ...
Albert James Arnold, Julio Rodríguez-Luis, J. Michael Dash, 2001
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Reading Erna Brodber: Uniting the Black Diaspora Through ...
After witnessing the aftermath of Miss Gatha's spirit work on Anita's behalf, Brodber narrates, Maydene reluctantly gets her husband up to speed. Maydene was trying to explain to him that a new self had been revealed to her at Miss Gatha's ...
June E. Roberts, 2006
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Buddha in Sri Lanka: Remembered Yesterdays
MAGICAL EFFECTS OF RECITING BUDDHA VIRTUES The Buddhists have faith in the healing, protective, and meditative powers of the ithipiso gatha, a recitation of the nine great virtues of the Buddha. By con- tinuous recitation of the virtues ...
Swarna Wickremeratne, 2012
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The Practice of Chinese Buddhism, 1900-1950
Early Republican editions of the Ch'an-men jih-sung state that "today" Tien-t'ung used this gatha for dharma transmission and had even composed a continuation in twenty characters starting after the character k'ung, which might not have ...
Holmes Welch, 1967
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The Gathas of Zarathushtra: Hymns in Praise of Wisdom
The marriage of his youngest daughter, Pouruchista, is celebrated in the last Gatha. Zarathushtra is described as being active in propagating the faith. He died a violent death at the age of seventy-seven years while at prayer in the Fire Tempie ...
Piloo Nanavutty, 1999
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Zen Heart: Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness and ...
To help avoid getting lost in daydreams, we silently repeat a verse, or gatha, over and over. The gatha is usually very short and simple, but the words are meaningful, and help keep the focus on really being here. The gatha that I've been using ...
Ezra Bayda, 2008
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Avesta: the religious books of the Parsees, from professor ...
The Gatha Ahunavaiti, the pure, mistress of purity, praise we. The Gatha Ustavaiti , the pure, mistress of purity, praise we. The Gatha Qpenta- mainyu, the pure, mistress of purity, praise we. The Gatha Vohu Khshathrom, the pure, mistress of ...
Avesta, 1864

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GATHA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Gatha is used in the context of the following news items.
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FTII - The Naked Shuffle - The Citizen
Ghaisas is known for making pro-RSS and pro-Ram Mandir documentaries, apart from Shri Narendra Modi — Gatha Asamanya Netrutva (Tale ... «Google, Jul 15»
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Woodrow L. Hersman - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
He was born July 31, 1917, in Spencer, W.Va., a son of Frederick and Gatha Hardman Hersman. Woodrow was a member of Parkview United ... «Parkersburg News, Jul 15»
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The Weapon Belongs To Rana Now | Rana | Baahubali | - Gulte
Surprisingly in Baahuabli, Rana's chained 'gatha' kind of weapon looks new but Prabhas has no sophisticated weapon than those routine ... «Gulte, Jul 15»
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Faith at work: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Pensacola News Journal
... walking meditation; 7 p.m. closing Gatha (chant). Visitors and questions welcomed. For free tours of gardens or temple and bell ceremonies, ... «Pensacola News Journal, Jul 15»
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The Saffronisation Of The FTII: Why We Must Continue To Protest …
Anagha Ghaisas is known for making pro-RSS and pro-Ram Mandir documentaries, apart from Shri Narendra Modi -- Gatha Asamanya ... «Huffington Post India, Jul 15»
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KNR Constructions gains 8% on road contract from MP
... and reconstruction of Mohanpur Behat Mau & Behat Mau, Murar Chitora & Gatha Amayan, Mohana Pohri roads, said the company in its filing. «Moneycontrol.com, Jul 15»
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Drama School students to stage plays in Jabalpur
On July 12 and 13, marking the third and fourth day of the fest, another Hindi play 'Arnaya Gatha' directed by Kanhaiya Lal Kaithwas and ... «Free Press Journal, Jul 15»
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Tech Mahindra may gain after collaborating with PNMsoft
... (MDR-02-03), Murar Chitora (MDR-01-08) Murar Chitora (MDR-02-08) & Gatha Amayan (MDR-02-06), Mohana Pohri (MDR-07-06) roads, ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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Join the Times Passion Palace Food Trail in Madhya Pradesh this …
This trip shall also include a visit to the home of former royalty Himendra Singh to listen to the "Dhar gatha" and of course, a great conversation ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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KNR Constructions bags orders worth Rs 255.60 crore
... Murar Chitora (MDR-01-08) Murar Chitora (MDR-02-08) & Gatha Amayan (MDR-02-06), Mohana Pohri (MDR- 07-06) Roads, Package-L. «Mint Market Info, Jul 15»

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