Addha, Aḍḍha, Addhā, Āddha: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āddha (आद्ध).—A pupil of Yājñavalkya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 28.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

addha : (m.) a half. || aḍḍha (adj.) 1. opulent; wealthy. (m.) a half. addhā (ind.) indeed; certainly. (m.) 1. path; 2. time.

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

1) Aḍḍha, 2 (adj.) (Sk. āḍhya fr. ṛddha pp. of ṛdh, ṛdhnote & ṛdhyate (see ijjhati) to thrive cp. Gr. a)λqomai thrive, Lat. alo to nourish. Cp. also Vedic iḍā refreshment & P. iddhi power. See also āḷhiya) rich, opulent, wealthy, well-to-do; usually in combn. with mahaddhana & mahābhoga of great wealth & resources (foll. by pahūta-jātarūparajata pahūta vittūpakaraṇa etc.). Thus at D.I, 115, 134, 137; III, 163; Pug.52; DhA.I, 3; VvA.322; PvA.3, 78 etc. In other combn. Vv 314 (°kula); Nd2 615 (Sakka = aḍḍho mahaddhano dhanavā); DA.I, 281 (= issara); DhA.II, 37 (°kula); Sdhp.270 (satasākh°), 312 (guṇ°), 540 sq. (id.), 561. (Page 17)

2) Aḍḍha, 1 (& addha) (etym. uncertain, Sk. ardha) one half, half; usually in compn. (see below), like diyaḍḍha 1 1/2 (°sata 150) PvA.155 (see as to meaning Stede, Peta Vatthu p. 107). Note. aḍḍha is never used by itself, for “half” in absolute position upaḍḍha (q. v.) is always used.

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Addhā, (adv.) (Vedic addhā, cp. Av. azdā certainty) part. of affirmation and emphasis: certainly, for sure, really, truly D.I, 143; J.I, 19 (a. ahaṃ Buddho bhavissāmi) 66 (a. tvaṃ Buddho bhavissasi), 203, 279; III, 340; V, 307, 410 (C. expln. differs) Sn.47, 1057; Nd2 30 = Ps.II, 21 (ekaṃsa-vacanaṃ nissaṃsaya-vacanaṃ etc.) addhā hi J.IV, 399; Pv IV.15 2. (Page 26)

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1) Addha, 2 (adj.) (= adda3, Sk. ārdra) soiled, wet; fig. attached to, intoxicated with (cp. sineha) M.II, 223 (na anaddhabhūtaṃ attānaṃ dukkhena addhabhāveti he dirties the impure self with ill); S.III, 1 (addhabhūto kāyo impure body); J.VI, 548 (°nakha with dirty nails, C. pūtinakha). (Page 26)

2) Addha, 1 (num.) (= aḍḍha, q. v.) one half, half (°-) D.I, 166 (°māsika); A.II, 160 (°māsa); J.I, 59 (°yojana); III, 189 (°māsa). (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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Addhā (अद्धा).—ind. [atyate at taṃ santataṃ gamanaṃ jñānaṃ vā dadhāti kvip Tv.]

1) Truly, clearly, surely, undoubtedly, in truth, really, certainly, indeed; को अद्धा वेद (ko addhā veda) Rv.1.129.6. अद्धा श्रियं पालितसङ्गराय प्रत्यर्पयिष्यति (addhā śriyaṃ pālitasaṅgarāya pratyarpayiṣyati) R.13.65.

2) Manifestly, clearly; व्यालांधिपं च यतते परिरब्धुमद्धा (vyālāṃdhipaṃ ca yatate parirabdhumaddhā) Bv.1.95.

3) in this way, thus; °कृ (kṛ) = साक्षात्कृ (sākṣātkṛ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Addhā (अद्धा).—ind. Truly, verily. E. ata going constantly, dhā to have, and vic aff.

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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. 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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