Adda, Addā, Addavisu: 10 definitions


Adda means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Jaina Yoga

Adda (अद्द) in Prakrit or Ārdraka in Sanskrit or refers to the plant Zingiber officinale Roscoe. This plant is classifed as ananta-kāya, or “plants that are inhabited by an infinite number of living organisms”, and therefore are abhakṣya (forbidden to consume) according to both Nemicandra (in his Pravacana-sāroddhāra v245-246) and Hemacandra (in his Yogaśāstra 3.44-46). Those plants which are classified as ananta-kāyas (e.g., adda) seem to be chosen because of certain morphological peculiarities such as the possession of bulbs or rhizomes orthe habit of periodically shedding their leaves; and in general theyare characterized by possibilities of vegetative reproduction.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Aḍḍa.—(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: aḍḍa 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): Āḍa.

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Aḍḍa.—same as aḍa (q. v.). Note: aḍḍa 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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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

adda : (adj.) moist; green.

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

Addā, & Addāyanā at Vbh.371 in def. of anādariya is either faulty writing, or dial. form or pop. etym. for ādā and ādāyana; see ādariya. (Page 26)

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1) Adda, 3 (adj.) (Sk. ārdra, from ṛdati or ardati to melt, cp. Gr. a)ρdw to moisten, a) da dirt; see also alla) wet, moist, slippery J.IV, 353; VI, 309; Miln.346.

The reading allâvalepana occurs at Nd2 40 (=S iv. 187), and is perhaps to be preferred. The meaning is better to be given as “newly plastered.” (Page 26)

2) Adda, 2 & Addā 3rd sg. aor. of *dassati; see *dassati 2. a. (Page 26)

3) Adda, 1 (cp. Sk. ārdraka) ginger J.I, 244 (°singivera). (Page 26)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aḍḍā (अड्डा).—m ( H) A company or associated body (as of cart or cattle-owners, of hammals, coolies &c.) 2 The shed or place of assembling or abiding of such people, animals, and vehicles; a stand or station: also a stand for contingent or passing suppliers of a market or a town. 3 Any business or occupation proceeding constantly, or on a considerable scale, as gāṇyācā a0 nācaṇyācā a0 vādācā a0: also the place, as an assembly-room, a disputation-hall, a gymnasium, a circus: and (freely) a club-room, an alehouse, a stand, lounge, or meeting-place of idlers, newsmongers, gossips, scamps. 4 Making profession of; setting up pretensions to; pluming or priding one's self upon. v bāḷaga. 5 A weaver's knife (set in a block of wood) for preparing the cōya (bamboo pins) to form the teeth of his phaṇī or comb.

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

aḍḍā (अड्डा).—m A company. Stand; assembly- room. Any business proceeding constantly.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aḍḍa (अड्ड):—aḍḍati 1. a. To connect, or solve.

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Aḍḍā (अड्डा):—(nm) a stand; base; meeting place, haunt; resort, perch; hot-bed; chopping block; —[jamānā] to stay long; —[banānā] to turn into a frequent rendezvous/meeting place, to make a haunting place of.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Adda (अद्द) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abda.

2) Adda (अद्द) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Arda.

3) Adda (अद्द) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ard.

4) Addā (अद्दा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ārdrā.

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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

Aḍḍa (ಅಡ್ಡ):—[adverb] = ಅಡ್ಡಂ [addam].

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Aḍḍa (ಅಡ್ಡ):—

1) [noun] the state being from side to side.

2) [noun] extent from side to side; breadth; width.

3) [noun] that which obstructs free flow, movement; an impediment; an obstacle.

4) [noun] (dial.) a crosswise beam of a house roof.

5) [noun] ಅಡ್ಡ ಉದ್ದದ ನ್ಯಾಯ [adda uddada nyaya] aḍḍa uddada nyāya an unsuccessful, vain debate in solving a contention; ಅಡ್ಡ ಉದ್ದದ ಮಾತು [adda uddada matu] aḍḍa uddada mātu an irrelevant or illogical talk; ಅಡ್ಡ ಮಾಡು [adda madu] aḍḍa māḍu to obstruct; to impede; ಅಡ್ಡವಾಗು [addavagu] aḍḍavāgu to come across; to be lying from side to side; 2. to become an obstacle.

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Aḍḍa (ಅಡ್ಡ):—

1) [noun] one of the two equal parts; half.

2) [noun] an obsolete coin of a very low value.

3) [noun] a small, old unit of weight.

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Aḍḍavisu (ಅಡ್ಡವಿಸು):—[verb] to come across with a view to checking or preventing another’s movement.

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Adda (ಅದ್ದ):—[noun] either of two equal parts into which a thing is divisible; a half.

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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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