Adau, Ādau: 5 definitions
Adau means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ādau (आदौ).—ad (S) First, before, antecedently, in time previous.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ādau (आदौ).—ad First, in time previous.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ādau (आदौ).—ind. From the first or beginning, at first; तद्दैवेनादितो हतम् (taddaivenādito hatam) Uttararāmacarita 5.2. पतीन् प्रजानामसृजन् महर्षी- नादितो दश (patīn prajānāmasṛjan maharṣī- nādito daśa) Ms. आदौ रामतपोवनाधिगमनम् (ādau rāmatapovanādhigamanam).
See also (synonyms): āditas.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ādau (आदौ):—[from ādi] ind. in the beginning, at first.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Ādāu (आदाउ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ādātṛ.
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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Search found 37 books and stories containing Adau, Ādau, Ādāu; (plurals include: Adaus, Ādaus, Ādāus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 1.15.32 < [Chapter 15 - Revelation of the Universal Form to Nanda’s Wife]
Verse 1.10.3 < [Chapter 10 - Description of the Birth of Lord Balarāma]
Verse 2.1.46 < [Chapter 1 - Description of the Entrance in Vṛndāvana]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.1.33-34 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.4.166 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Verse 2.1.46 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.271 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 1.4.16 < [Part 4 - Devotional service in Love of God (prema-bhakti)]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 4.4 < [Chapter 4 - Jñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 3.41 < [Chapter 3 - Karma-yoga (Yoga through the Path of Action)]
Verse 9.7 < [Chapter 9 - Rāja-guhya-yoga (Yoga through the most Confidential Knowledge)]
Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)