Matta matta mfn. excited with joy , overjoyed , delighted , drunk , intoxicated (lit. and fig.) excited by sexual passion or desire , in rut , ruttish (as an elephant) furious , mad , insane m. a buffalo the Indian cuckoo a drunkard ruttish or furious elephant a madman a thorn-apple N. of a Rakshasa {A}) f. any intoxicating drink , spirituous or vinous liquor N. of a metre Col. [cf. Lat. {mattus} , drunk].