Ada, Adā, Ādā, Āda: 19 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Adā in the Bengali language refers to Ārdraka, a medicinal plant identified with Zingiber officinale Rosc. or “ginger root” from the Zingiberaceae or “ginger” family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.27-29 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.—Note: Śuṇṭhi is dried and specially prepared form of Ārdraka by removing the outer scales of the rhizome. The major part of the oil of ginger remains in these scales and is obtained from the Śuṇṭhī/Ārdraka with scales.—The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Other than the Bengali word Adā, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which sixteen are in Sanskrit.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Āḍa.—(CITD), Telugu; a measure of capacity equal to 2 mānikas or one-eighth of a tūm; half, especially half of a fanam or a certain measure called kuñcamu; a weight represent- ing the eighteenth portion of a varāha (q. v.). Note: āḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Aḍḍa.

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Āda.—same as tala-vṛtti (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXI, p. 166, note 2). Note: āda is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Agra-pra.

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Āḍa.—also spelt aḍḍa; name of a coin; half of a fanam; cf. aḍḍaga and aḍḍuga. Note: āḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ada in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Celtis tetrandra Roxb. from the Ulmaceae (Elm) family having the following synonyms: Celtis serotina, Celtis trinervia. For the possible medicinal usage of ada, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Ada [আদা] in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Zingiber officinale Roscoe from the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family.

Ada [ଅଦା] in the Oriya language, ibid. previous identification.

Ada [আদা] in the Assamese language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Ada in Bangladesh is the name of a plant defined with Zingiber officinale in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Amomum angustifolium Salisb., nom. illeg. (among others).

2) Ada in India is also identified with Bauhinia racemosa It has the synonym Piliostigma racemosum (Lam.) Benth. (etc.).

3) Ada is also identified with Celtis tetrandra It has the synonym Celtis kunmingensis W.C. Cheng & T. Hong (etc.).

4) Ada is also identified with Cordia myxa It has the synonym Gerascanthus myxus (L.) Borhidi (etc.).

5) Ada in Togo is also identified with Pennisetum purpureum It has the synonym Gymnotrix nitens Andersson (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Zingiberoideae.
· Journal of the College of Science, Imperial University of Tokyo (1911)
· Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Naturvidensk. Math. Afh. (1828)
· Cytologia (1989)
· Amer. Journal of Botany (1977)
· The Vegetable Kingdom (1846)

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

adā : (pret. of dadāti) he gave. || ādā (abs. of ādāti), having taken.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ada, (adj.) (-°) (to ad, see adeti, cp. °ga, °ṭha, °da etc.) eating S.IV, 195 (kiṭṭhâda eating corn); J.II, 439 (vantâda = vantakhādaka C.). (Page 25)

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Ādā, (ger. of ādāti from reduced base *da of dadāti 1b) taking up, taking to oneself Vin.IV, 120 (= anādiyitvā C.; cp. the usual form ādāya). (Page 98)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aḍa (अड).—ind (ardha Half.) An inseparable prefix, expressing Lessness or diminutiveness, inferiority or secondariness, subordinacy or appertainment as an appendage or adjunct, and, sometimes, irregularity or oddness; answering to By, minor, sub, off, extra, odd &c.. It forms numerous compounds, of which those generally accepted and those demanding explanation occur in order. Whilst aḍa, coming from ardha Half, implies Smallerness, pettiness, dependency &c., āḍa as an inseparable prefix, involves the sense, first, of such expressions as Aside, apart, off the main track or course, out of the way, in some recess or corner; secondly, of such as Across, athwart, against, in the way, (indicating intervention, obstruction, restraint &c.) āḍa is further an adverb and a preposition; but for its senses and powers thus see āḍa. As this distinction betwixt aḍa & āḍa as inseparable prefixes, (i.e. as used in composition,) although just, and worthy to be pointed out, and advantageously to be learned and maintained, is not, in all instances, readily discernible by the foreigner, or rigidly regarded by the native, the wrongly compounded words, both of the class aḍa compounded with āḍa, and of the class āḍa compounded with aḍa, have been gathered and grouped, and referred, for their rendering, to their respective right forms. Further, that the student may be spared disappointment, it must be stated that, ordinarily, the paramount rule of the native, whether in speaking or in writing, is to employ, whether rightly or wrongly, aḍa if he belong to the Desh, āḍa if he belong to the Konkan: also that words, although manifest compounds of āḍa, yet, if current only in the Desh, will surely be made up with aḍa; whilst, conversely, words of the aḍa order, having currency only in the Konkan, will be treated as formations with āḍa. Notwithstanding the above explaining and distinguishing, and the exceeding and earnest labor bestowed to effect corresponding marginal disposition, there will still remain words tasking discrimination, and thus exposed to dispute whether they are compounds of aḍa or of āḍa, and a small number of others of which, in one sense, the appropriate form is aḍa, and, in another, āḍa. N. B.--Compounds with this aḍa from ardha Half must not be confounded with compounds or derivatives of aḍa Obstinacy or restiveness (e. g. aḍakara, aḍalaṇḍa, aḍataṭṭū &c.): nor are they to be confounded with words commencing with aḍa which own connection neither with our inseparable prefix nor with aḍa the noun:--and such (e.g. aḍakavaṇa, aḍakitā, aḍacaṇa, aḍata) are numerous: nor, lastly, with formations from aḍavā Cross. aḍakāṭhī, aḍakāṣṭhā, aḍakuḍatā, aḍakuśīṃ, aḍakūṭa or ḍa, aḍakhiḷī, aḍagāṇṭhyā, aḍagāta, aḍagātyā, aḍaghāta, aḍacāvaṭa, aḍacōra, aḍatāḷā, aḍadivasa, aḍapaḍadā, aḍapadara or drā, aḍapāṭa, aḍaphaṭa, aḍaphāṇṭā, aḍaphāṇṭyā, aḍabājūcā, aḍabājūsa, aḍabhinta, aḍamārga, aḍamōrā, aḍamōharīṃ, aḍarāna, aḍarānī, aḍavaṇa or aḍavīṇa, aḍavaḷaṇa, aḍavaḷaṇī, aḍavāṭa, aḍavāṭyā, aḍavēḷa, aḍasandhi, aḍasara, aḍasāṇṭhā. For these see, according to the explication of aḍa and āḍa afforded above, under āḍa.

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aḍa (अड).—f ( H) Obstruction, impediment, hinderance. 2 Obstinacy, stubbornness, pertinacity: also restiveness. 3 Penalty or forfeit:--as attached to engagements. aḍabharīṃ bharaṇēṃ To revel or run riot in doggedness or piggishness; to indulge stubbornness.

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ada (अद).—From artha S Half, and much used as a prefix to common Prakrit words; as adagaja, adamaṇa, adakōsa, adakhaṇḍī, adaśēra, adatōḷā &c. Half a guz, maund, kos &c.

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adā (अदा).—m ( A) The airs and arts of coquetry; blandishments, ogling, mincing, smirking. 2 Gesticulation, action, gestures and postures. 3 Gain, profit, emolument, advantage. 4 Stock, fund, property. 5 Income, revenue, money coming in. Pr. adā pāhūna kharca karāvā. Pr. tīna ṭakē adā trēpanna ṭakē kharca. Used as ad Come to hand, come in: also paid. adā karaṇēṃ To pay, discharge, liquidate (a demand, a debt).

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āḍa (आड).—m The common round well without steps. Ex. āḍānta paḍilā mṛgēndra || kiṃ sāmpaḷyānta kōṇḍilā vyāghra || taisā sācāra guntalōṃ mī || Pr. āḍānta pāṇī khāraṭa pōhōḍyāta kōṭhūna gōḍa yēīla? Can an impure fountain send forth sweet water? ikaḍē āḍa ikaḍē vihīra (Here a draw-well, there a step-well.) A dilemma, a strait betwixt two.

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āḍa (आड).—as an inseparable prefix see explained and distinguished under aḍa. 2 ad In the state of intervention or interjacency (whether as obstructing perception or access, or as affording shelter, cover, or protection); between or betwixt; in the way. Ex. mēgha āḍa asalā mhaṇajē candra disaṇāra nāhīṃ; bhinta āḍa asalī mhaṇajē vāṛyācēṃ bhaya nāhīṃ. 3 prep In the shelter, cover, or protection of. Ex. śētāāḍa cōrī dādalyā- āḍa śindaḷakī Under cover of possessing a field, theft (as of the neighbor's corn): under cover of a husband, whoredom. Also ḍōṅgarācē āḍa sūrya gēlā. Hence, āḍa karaṇēṃ To place under the shelter, shadow, or defence of. 4 āḍa occurring betwixt a reduplication, conveys the force of Every other: as sāla āḍa sāla, divasa āḍa divasa, ghara āḍa ghara, jhāḍa āḍa jhāḍa Every other year-day-house-tree. Also occurring without reduplication; as tāsa āḍa baila āṇi dīsa āḍa bāyakō (mārāvī mhaṇajē ṭhīka) A proverb amongst the Shudras indicative of their barbarism. 5 In comp. as a prefix. Odd or occurring oddly; as āḍadivasa, āḍavāra, āḍasāla.

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āḍa (आड).—f An obstinate resisting or insisting upon: also a point maintained of opposition or difficulty. v kara, dhara. 2 R A glen or dingle. 3 R A distinct portion of a village.

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āḍā (आडा).—m R (aḍaṇēṃ) A fence of quick trees or bushes. 2 A bird. See āḍī.

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ādā (आदा).—See under अ.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

aḍa (अड).—f Obstruction. Obstinacy. Penalty.

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ada (अद).—a Half. (In compounds.)

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adā (अदा).—m The airs and arts of coquetry. Fund. Income.

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āḍa (आड).—m The common round well without steps. f An obstinate resisting. A glen. A distinct portion of a village. ad In the way, across. ikaḍē āḍa tikaḍē vihīra A dilemma; a strait, between two dangers.

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ādā (आदा).—See under अ.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ada (अद).—a. (at the end of comp.) Eating, devouring; मांसाद (māṃsāda) carnivorous, feeding on flesh; so मत्स्य° (matsya°).

See also (synonyms): ad.

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Ādā (आदा).—3 Ā. (ādatte)

1) To receive, accept, take (to oneself), resort to; व्यवहारासनमाददे युवा (vyavahārāsanamādade yuvā) R.8.18,1.4; मलीमसामाददते न पद्धतिम् (malīmasāmādadate na paddhatim) R.3.46 follow or resort to; प्रदक्षिणार्चिर्हविरग्निराददे (pradakṣiṇārcirhaviragnirādade) 3.14,1.45; Manusmṛti 2.238,117.

2) (With words expressing speech) To begin to speak, utter; वाचं आदा (vācaṃ ādā) to speak, utter; विनिश्चितार्थामिति वाचमाददे (viniścitārthāmiti vācamādade) Kirātārjunīya 1.3,14.2; Śiśupālavadha 2.13; R.1.59; शिव शिव शिवेत्यात्त- वचसः (śiva śiva śivetyātta- vacasaḥ) Bhartṛhari 3.42. v. l.

3) To seize, take hold of; क्षितिधरपतिकन्यामाददानः करेण (kṣitidharapatikanyāmādadānaḥ kareṇa) Kumārasambhava 7.94; R.2.28,3.6; Manusmṛti 8.315; इदमेव निमित्तमादाय (idameva nimittamādāya) M.1; स हि सर्वस्य लोकस्य मन आददे (sa hi sarvasya lokasya mana ādade) R.4.8 attracted, had a hold on the mind.

4) To put on (as clothes &c.); यद्यच्छरीरमादत्ते (yadyaccharīramādatte) Śvet. Up.

5) To take up, absorb, drink up; R.1.18; प्रदीपः स्नेहमादत्ते दशयाभ्यन्तरस्थया (pradīpaḥ snehamādatte daśayābhyantarasthayā) Śiśupālavadha 2.85.

6) To exact, take in (as taxes); take away, carry off; अगृध्नुराददे सोऽर्थम् (agṛdhnurādade so'rtham) R.1.21; Manusmṛti 8.341,222; so बलिम्, शुल्कम् दण्डम् (balim, śulkam daṇḍam) &c.

7) To pluck, lop off, separate; Ś.4.8.

8) To carry, take, bear; जालमादाय (jālamādāya) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2 carrying, or along with the net; कुशानादाय (kuśānādāya) Ś.3; तोयमादाय गच्छेः (toyamādāya gaccheḥ) Meghadūta 2,48,64; see आदाय (ādāya) below; काश्यपसंदेशमादाय (kāśyapasaṃdeśamādāya) bearing K.'s message.

9) To perceive, comprehend; घ्राणेन रूपमादत्स्व रसानादत्स्व चक्षुषा । श्रोत्रेण गन्धानादत्स्व (ghrāṇena rūpamādatsva rasānādatsva cakṣuṣā | śrotreṇa gandhānādatsva) &c. Mb.

1) To agree to, undertake, begin.

11) To imprison, make captive. -Caus. To cause to take. -Desid. (ditsate) To wish to take, carry off &c.

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Āda (आद).—a. (At the end of comp.) Taking, receiving; as in दायाद (dāyāda).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āda (आद).—[-āda], i. e. I. ad + a, adj., f. , Eating, e. g. puruṣāda, i. e. puru- ṣa-, Eating men. pṛṣṭha-māṃsa-, m. A backbiter, a slanderer. mānuṣa -māṃsa-, Eating men’s flesh, [Hiḍimbavadha] 2, 2. Ii. ā-da (vb. ), adj. Taking.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ādā (आदा).—[Middle] (A.) accept, receive, conceive (garbham); take, grasp, seize, rob; take or separate from ([ablative]); take along with one’s self, carry off; put on, don; take = eat, gnaw (±daśanais); perceive, comprehend, mark; keep, retain (in the memory); undertake, begin.

Ādā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and (दा).

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Ādā (आदा) or Vidā.—& sam cut up, bruise, crush. — Cf. a/vatta, sama/vatta.

Ādā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and (दा).

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Ādā (आदा).—& ni tie, fetter.

Ādā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and (दा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ada (अद):—[from ad] mfn. chiefly ifc., eating.

2) Āda (आद):—[=ā-da] a See ā- √1. .

3) Ādā (आदा):—[=ā-dā] a. ā-√1. [Ātmanepada] -datte, ([Pāṇini 1-3, 20]), [Epic] also rarely [Parasmaipada] (e.g. 1. sg. -dadmi, or -dadāmi), [Vedic or Veda] generally [Ātmanepada] ([Pot. 1. [plural] -dadīmahi ; [imperfect tense] 3. sg. ādatta; perf. 1. and 3. sg. -dade; perf. p. -dadāna, [Ṛg-veda iv, 19, 9, or] -dadāna, [Ṛg-veda x, 18, 9; Atharva-veda]]), but also [Parasmaipada] ([imperfect tense] sg. ādam, ādas, ādat, and 1. [plural] ādāma [Aorist] 3. [dual number] āttām, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxi, 43]) ‘to give to one’s self’, take, accept, receive from ([locative case] [instrumental case] or [ablative]), [Ṛg-veda] etc.;

—to seize, take away, carry off, rob, [ib.];

—to take back, reclaim, [Manu-smṛti viii, 222 [sequens]];

—to take off or out from ([ablative]), separate from ([ablative]), [Ṛg-veda i, 139, 2, etc.];

—to take or carry away with one’s self, [Kena-upaniṣad] ([Potential] [Parasmaipada] 1. sg. -dadīyam !), [Manu-smṛti ix, 92; Mahābhārata];

—to seize, grasp, take or catch hold of [Ṛg-veda] etc.;

—to put on (clothes), [Ṛg-veda ix, 96, 1; Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad];

—to take as food or drink (with [genitive case]), [Ṛg-veda viii, 72, 17 and](perf. [Passive voice] 3. sg. -dade), [19, 31];—(with [accusative]), [Raghuvaṃśa ii, 6];

—to undertake, begin, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.;

—to choose (a path), [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa iii, 46];

— (with vacanam etc.) to begin to speak, [Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to begin to speak or to recite, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana] (cf. punar-ādāyam);

—to offer (as oblations), [Muṇḍaka-upaniṣad] (irreg. [present participle] -dadāyat);

—to perceive, notice, feel, [Mahābhārata 4.; Rājataraṅgiṇī];

—to keep in mind, [Nalopākhyāna];

—to accept, approve of [Mahābhārata v, 7324; Rāmāyaṇa; Mālavikāgnimitra] :

—[Causal] ([indeclinable participle] -dāpya) to cause one to take, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra] :

—[Desiderative] [Ātmanepada] ([imperfect tense] 3. [plural] āditsanta) to be on the point of taking or carrying away from ([genitive case]), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā i];

—to be on the point of taking (the hand of), [Daśakumāra-carita];

—to be about to take to one’s self, [Harṣacarita]

4) Āda (आद):—[=ā-da] [from ā-dā] b mfn. ifc. taking, receiving (cf. dāyāda.)

5) Ādā (आदा):—[=ā-dā] b. ā-√4. [Parasmaipada] ā-dyati, to bind on, fasten to, [Atharva-veda]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ada (अद):—m. f. n.

(-daḥ-dī-dam) Eating; (occurs only as the latter part of [tatpurusha compound] compounds). See f. i. ajāda, atṛṇāda, annāda. E. ad, kṛt aff. aṇ.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Adā (अदा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āi, Ādiya, Āyā.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Aḍa (अड):—(nf) obstinacy, pertinacity; —[pakaḍanā] to assume a pertinacious/stubborn attitude; ~[dāra] unflinching, stubborn.

2) Adā (अदा):—(nf) coquetry, blandishment; graceful manner or carriage, mien; performance; ~[kāra] an actor, performer; ~[kārī] performance; —[karanā] to pay; to discharge; to fulfil; to perform.

3) Āḍa (आड):—(nm) a cover, screen; a barricade; shield, strut; block;—[lenā] to take a cover.

4) Āḍā (आडा):—(a) oblique; horizontal; transverse; —[tirachā honā] to be provoked, to be enraged;—[vakta] trying or difficult time;[āḍe ānā/paḍanā/honā] to put impediments; [āḍe vakta para kāma ānā] to help some dog over stile, to help one over stile, to do a good turn when one is in difficulty; [āḍe hāthoṃ lenā] to rebuke, to put to shame by sarcasm; to tick off.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Aḍa (अड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avaṭa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aḍa (ಅಡ):—[noun] an ancient coin, approx. equal to 16th part of the current rupee.

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Aḍa (ಅಡ):—[noun] (hist.) a kind of tax levied by the government.

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Aḍa (ಅಡ):—[noun] that which is deposited as a security for the repayment of a loan or for an obligation to be fulfilled.

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Aḍa (ಅಡ):—[adverb] (running or lying) from side to side; across.

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Ada (ಅದ):—[interjection] an interjection to express appreciation, surprise, etc.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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