Agada, aka: Āgada; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Agada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmaśāstra (religious law)

Agada (अगद) is a Sanskrit technical term, used in jurisdiction, referring to “that in good health” (freedom from disease and state or divine oppression). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya 8.107)

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmaśāstra book cover
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Dharmaśāstra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharma-shastra) is a category of Hindu literature containing important instructions regarding religious law, ethics, economics, jurisprudence and more. It is categorised as smṛti, an important and authorative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Cakkavatti, sixteen times in succession; Subahu Thera in a previous birth. ThagA.i.124.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

Pali

agada : (nt.) medicine, drug.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Agada, (Vedic agada; a + gada) medicine, drug, counterpoison J.I, 80 (°harīṭaka); Miln.121, 302, 319, 334; DA.I, 67; DhA.I, 215; PvA.198 (= osadhaṃ). (Page 3)

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Āgada, (m.) & Āgadana (nt.) (ā + gad to speak) a word; talk, speech DA.I, 66 (= vacana). (Page 95)

(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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

agaḍā (अगडा).—m The tie connecting the jūṃ & dāṇḍī of a gāḍā or load-cart; the shaft and thill-yoke-tie.

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āgaḍā (आगडा).—m (Commonly aghāḍā) A plant, Achyranthes aspera.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agada (अगद).—n Medicine.

(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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