Agada, aka: Āgada; 7 Definition(s)


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

Dharmashastra (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
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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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.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agada (अगद).—a. [nāsti gado rogo yasya]

1) Healthy, sound, free from disease, in good health नरोऽगदः (naro'gadaḥ) Ms.8.17.

2) (gad bhāṣaṇe-ac, na. ta.) Not speaking or telling.

3) Free from judicial affliction.

-daḥ [nāsti gado rogo yasmāt]

1) A medicine, a medicinal drug; इति चिन्ताविषघ्नोऽयमगदः किं न पीयते (iti cintāviṣaghno'yamagadaḥ kiṃ na pīyate) H.Pr.29; विषघ्नैरगदैश्चास्य सर्वद्रव्याणि योजयेत् (viṣaghnairagadaiścāsya sarvadravyāṇi yojayet) Ms.7. 218.

2) Health, freedom from disease; औषधान्यगदो विद्या देवी च विविधा स्थितिः । तपसैव प्रसिध्यन्ति तपस्तेषां हि साधनम् (auṣadhānyagado vidyā devī ca vividhā sthitiḥ | tapasaiva prasidhyanti tapasteṣāṃ hi sādhanam) || Ms. 11.237. (agadaḥ gadābhāvaḥ nairujyamiti yāvat Kull.)

3) The science of antidotes; one of the 8 parts of medical science.

-rājaḥ good medicine; श्रेयस्तनोत्यगदराज इवोपयुक्तः (śreyastanotyagadarāja ivopayuktaḥ) Bhāg.1.47.59.

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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