Adima, Ādima, Ādimā: 15 definitions


Adima means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Ādimā (आदिमा) refers to “earth” and is mentioned in a list of 53 synonyms for dharaṇi (“earth”), according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia).  The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil [viz., Ādimā], mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ādima : (adj.) first; original; foremost.

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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

ādima (आदिम).—a S First, primary, primitive.

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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

Ādima (आदिम).—a. [ādau bhavaḥ ādi-ḍimac] First, primitive, original; आदिमः श्येनशैलादिसंयोगः परिकीर्तितः (ādimaḥ śyenaśailādisaṃyogaḥ parikīrtitaḥ) Bhāṣā. P.

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

Ādima (आदिम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) First, prior. E. ādi and ḍimac aff.

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

Ādima (आदिम).—[ādi + ma], adj., f. , First, Bhāṣāp. 20; 115.

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

Ādima (आदिम).—[adjective] first.

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

Ādima (आदिम):—[from ādi] mf(ā)n. first, prior, primitive, original, [Pāṇini; Patañjali; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ādima (आदिम):—[(maḥ-mā-maṃ) a.] First.

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

Ādima (आदिम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āilla, Āilliya.

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Adima in German

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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

Ādima (आदिम) [Also spelled adim]:—(a) primitive, early; first.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ādima (ಆದಿಮ):—

1) [adjective] of or existing in or from the beginning or the earliest times or ages; original.

2) [adjective] primitive a) (biol.) designating or of an organism organ, etc. at the starting point of its evolutionary development or very little evolved from early ancestral types; b) (biol.) earliest formed in the development of an organism organ, structure, etc.; primordial.

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Ādima (ಆದಿಮ):—[noun] he who belongs to the primitive age or early stages.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Ādima (आदिम):—adj. 1. first; prior; original; 2. primitive;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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