Definition of patana in English:

patana

(also patina)

noun

  • An upland plain or slope of grassland in the montane forest areas of Sri Lanka.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Baker (1821–1893), traveller and explorer in Africa. From Sinhala patana from Sanskrit patana, Pali patana fall, descent.

Pronunciation

patana

/ˈpatənə/