Adha, aka: Adhā; 5 Definition(s)


Adha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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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Pali-English dictionary

Adha°, in cpds. like adhagga see under adho. (Page 27)

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

adha (अध).—n S Sin. 2 Fault, offence, crime.

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aḍhā (अढा).—m A turn (as round a post or stick) with a rope or string. 2 An intervolved or interlooped part (of a cord); a curl, a doubling. 3 Used pl aḍhē for aḍhēpāraḍhē.

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ādhā (आधा).—a (Poetry. H ardha S) Half.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aḍhā (अढा).—m A turn with a rope. A curl, doubling.

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āḍhā (आढा).—See under अ.

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

Adha (अध) or Adhā (अधा).—ind. Ved. Used like अथ (atha) as an inceptive particle in the sense of 'now', 'then', 'afterwards', 'moreover', 'and', 'partly', 'so much the more' &c.

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Ādhā (आधा).—3 U.

1) To put, place, deposit, implant, lodge; ब्रह्मण्याधाय कर्माणि (brahmaṇyādhāya karmāṇi) Bg.5.1;8.12. जनपदे न गदः पदमादधौ (janapade na gadaḥ padamādadhau) R.9.4; Bg.5.1; दुष्यन्तेनाहितं तेजः (duṣyantenāhitaṃ tejaḥ) Ś.4.4; आहितो जयविपर्ययोऽपि मे (āhito jayaviparyayo'pi me) R.11.86 inflicted on me 19.26; संभृते शिखिनि गूढमादधुः (saṃbhṛte śikhini gūḍhamādadhuḥ) 19.54 consigned to the flames, burnt; धैर्यं चाऽऽधिषताधिकम् (dhairyaṃ cā''dhiṣatādhikam) Bk.7.12 plucked up greater courage.

2) To apply, propose, fix upon, direct towards; प्रतिपात्रमाधीयतां यत्नः (pratipātramādhīyatāṃ yatnaḥ) Ś.1; मय्येव मन आधत्स्व (mayyeva mana ādhatsva) Bg.12.8; गमने मतिमाधत्त (gamane matimādhatta) Rām.; Ś.2.3; आधीयतां धैर्ये धर्मे च धीः (ādhīyatāṃ dhairye dharme ca dhīḥ) K.63 direct; सर्वकार्येष्वाहितमतिः (sarvakāryeṣvāhitamatiḥ) K.56.

3) To appropriate to oneself, hold, possess, take, carry, have, bear; भूयो बभौ दर्पणमादधानाम् (bhūyo babhau darpaṇamādadhānām) Ku.7.26; आधत्ते कनकमयातपत्रलक्ष्मीम् (ādhatte kanakamayātapatralakṣmīm) Ki.5.39. takes or assumes; गर्भमाधत्त राज्ञी (garbhamādhatta rājñī) R.2.75,5.57; आहितक्रोधा (āhitakrodhā) Amaru.21.

4) To bear up, uphold, support; शेषः सदैवाहितभूमिभारः (śeṣaḥ sadaivāhitabhūmibhāraḥ) Ś.5.4.

5) To cause, produce, create, rouse, excite (fear, wonder &c.); छायाश्चरन्ति बहुधा भयमादधानाः (chāyāścaranti bahudhā bhayamādadhānāḥ) Ś.3.26; Ki.4.12,6.19,8.46,57; Ku.6.2; Bk.2.8; विस्मयमादधाति (vismayamādadhāti) M.5.17; K.246; नवरसरुचिरां निर्मितिमादधती भारती (navarasarucirāṃ nirmitimādadhatī bhāratī) K. P.1; to put in, infuse; Śi.2.76.

6) To supply, give, impart (with dat., gen. or loc.); शुद्धिमादधाना (śuddhimādadhānā) R.1.85; इन्द्रं त्रैलोक्यमाधाय (indraṃ trailokyamādhāya) Mb.

8) To appoint; तमेव चाधाय विवाहसाक्ष्ये (tameva cādhāya vivāhasākṣye) R.7.2.

8) To consecrate (as fire); तत्राग्निमाधाय समित्समिद्धम् (tatrāgnimādhāya samitsamiddham) Ku.1.57.

9) To perform, practise (as a vow &c.).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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