Agada, Āgada: 15 definitions



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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

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)

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Agada (अगद):—Antitoxic medication.

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

agada : (nt.) medicine, drug.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

agada (अगद).—n Medicine.

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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

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

Agada (अगद).—m.

(-daḥ) A medicament, a medicine, a drug. mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) 1. Well, healthy, free from disease. 2. Wholesome, salubrious. E. a neg. and gada disease.

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

Agada (अगद).—1. [masculine] not-disease, health.

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Agada (अगद).—2. [adjective] free from disease, well, healthy; [masculine] medicine, drug.

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

1) Agada (अगद):—[=a-gada] mfn. free from disease healthy, [Ṛg-veda] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] free from affliction, [Manu-smṛti]

3) [from a-gada] a magic jewel, [Divyāvadāna]

4) [v.s. ...] m. freedom from disease, [Manu-smṛti]

5) [v.s. ...] a medicine, drug, (especially) antidote, [Manu-smṛti]

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

Agada (अगद):—[bahuvrihi compound] I. m. f. n.

(-daḥ-dā-dam) 1) Free from disease, healthy.

2) Wholesome, salubrious.

3) (In law.) Unafflicted, one free from any calamity inflicted by God or the king. Ii. m.

(-daḥ) 1) A medicament, a drug.

2) Alexipharmacy, one of the eight branches of medicine. E. a priv. and gada.

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

Agada (अगद):—[a-gada] (daḥ) 1. m. A medicine; a. Healthy, wholesome.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Agada (अगद):—1. m. Nicht-Kranksein , Gesundheit.

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Agada (अगद):—2. —

1) Adj. frei vor Krankheit , gesund.

2) m. Arzenei , insbes. Gegengift.

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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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