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tata

tata taTa m. (exceptionally n. Dasar. ii. 18/19) a slope , declivity , any part of the body which has (as it were) sloping , sides (cf. {zroNi-} , {stana-} , &c.) , a shore MBh. (said of Siva , xii , 10381) Hariv. &c. (ifc. f. i1 Bhartr2.) ({I}) f. (g. {gaurAdi} Gan2ar. 49) id. Gi1t. Prab. Sah. ; cf. {a-} , ut-} ; {pura-taTI}. 2 tata 2 m. (cf. {tAta}) chiefly Ved. a father (familiar expression corresponding to {nanA} , mother) RV. viii , 91 , 5 f. ; ix , 112 , 3 AV. TS. iii TBr. &c. (voc. [like {tAta}] also term of affection addressed to a son AitBr.v , 14 , 3 ; vii , 14 , 8). 3 tata 2 mfn. (vi , 4 , 37) extended , stretched , spread , diffused , expanded RV. &c. spreading over , extending to W. covered over by (instr. or in comp.) Laghuj. ii , 16 Kir. v , 11 Sis. ix , 23 ; protracted W. bent (a bow) MBh. i , 49 , 25 ; iv , 5 , 1 spreading , wide L. composed (a tale) , i , 2455 performed (a ceremony) RV. &c. m. wind L. n. any stringed instrument L. a metre of 4 x 1 2 syllables. 4 tAta m. (cf. 1. {tata}) a father MBh. i R. Vikr. Sak. iv , 4/5 (in comp.) &c. ({tAta}) voc. a term of affection addressed to a junior [S3Br. xiv AitBr. vii ChUp. MBh. &c.] or senior [i , 6796 Ragh. &c.] , addressed to several persons MBh. i , 6825 ; v , 5435 (C) [442,1] in the latter use also (%{As}) voc. pl. ib. (B) ; i , 6820 f. ; iv , 133 ; [cf. $ Lat. {tata} &c.] TATIANUS: Latin name derived from Tatius, which is probably related to Latin tata, meaning "father." TATIUS: Roman legend name of a king of the Sabine people of Italy. The name is of obscure origin, but probably related to Latin tata, meaning "father." http://www.20000-names.com/male_t_names.htm
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