Agadha, Agādha, Āgādha: 17 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Agadh.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Agādha (अगाध) refers to the “unfathomable” (cycle of rebirth), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Who has not been [your] relative? Which living beings have not been your enemies, you who is mercilessly immersed in the mud of the miserable and unfathomable cycle of rebirth (duranta-agādha—durantāgādhasaṃsārapaṅkamagnasya)? Here [in the cycle of rebirth] a king becomes an insect and an insect becomes the chief of the gods. An embodied soul might wander about, tricked by [their] karma without being able to help it”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
agādha : (adj.) 1. very deep; 2. supportless.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
agādha (अगाध).—a (S) Bottomless, fathomless, boundless, lit. fig.--water, wisdom, wealth, perfections. 2 In lax phraseology and with neg. con. Difficult or hard to happen; unlikely. Ex. paikēvānāsa pāhijē tī vastū miḷavāyāsa a0 nāhīṃ hō.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
agādha (अगाध).—a Bottomless, fathomless, bound- less.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Agādha (अगाध).—a. [gādh-pratiṣṭhāyāṃ ghañ; na. ba.] Unfathomable, very deep, bottomless; अगाधसलिलात्समुद्रात् (agādhasalilātsamudrāt) H.1.52; (fig.) profound, sound, very deep यस्य ज्ञानदयासिन्धोरगाधस्यानघा गुणाः (yasya jñānadayāsindhoragādhasyānaghā guṇāḥ) Ak. unfathomable, incomprehensible, inscrutable, Not learned; अगाधाश्चाप्रतिष्ठाश्च गतिमन्तश्च नारद (agādhāścāpratiṣṭhāśca gatimantaśca nārada) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12. 286.7. Not established, well-known; अगाधजन्मामरणं च राजन् (agādhajanmāmaraṇaṃ ca rājan) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.38.39.
-dhaḥ-dham a deep hole or chasm.
-dhaḥ Name of one of the 5 fires at the स्वाहाकार (svāhākāra) [cf. Gr. agathos].
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Āgādha (आगाध).—a. [āgādha eva svārthe aṇ]
1) Very deep or unfathomable (fig. also).
2) Difficult to obtain.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhaḥ) A hole, a chasm. mfn.
(-dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) Very deep, bottomless. E. a neg. gādha fixed place.
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(-dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) Very deep: see agādha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agādha (अगाध).—adj., 1. bottomless, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 74, 17. 2. unfathomable, Mahābhārata 5, 897.
Agādha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and gādha (गाध).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agādha (अगाध).—[adjective] bottomless, deep; sattva [adjective] of an unfathomable character.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Agādha (अगाध):—[=a-gādha] mf(ā)n. not shallow, deep, unfathomable
2) [v.s. ...] m. a hole, chasm, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the five fires at the Svadhākāra, [Harivaṃśa]
4) Āgādha (आगाध):—[=ā-gādha] mfn. ‘a little deep’ = agādha q.v., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agādha (अगाध):—[bahuvrihi compound] I. m. f. n.
(-dhaḥ-dhā-dham) Bottomless, very deep. Ii. 1. m. n.
(-dhaḥ-dham) A hole, a chasm. 2. m.
(-dhaḥ) The name of one of the five fires at the Svāhākāra. E. a priv. and gādha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Agādha (अगाध):—[a-gādha] (dhaṃ) 1. n. A hole; a. Bottomless; very deep.
2) Āgādha (आगाध):—[ā-gādha] (dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) a. Very deep.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Agādha (अगाध) [Also spelled agadh]:—(a) unfathomable; profound, deep;—[jala] deep/unfathomable water; hence ~[tā] (nf).
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Agāḍha (अगाढ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Agādha.
2) Āgāḍha (आगाढ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āgāḍha.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] that cannot be fathomed; very deep; unfathomable.
2) [adjective] (fig.) that cannot be achieved or accomplished; impossible.
3) [adjective] characterised by erudition, hugeness or enormity; profuse; profound; excessive.
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Agādha (ಅಗಾಧ):—[noun] a deep cleft or fissure in the earth; a chasm.
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Āgādha (ಆಗಾಧ):—[noun] (dial.) that which is formidable; that which cannot be overcome.
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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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 9.14 - The afflictions caused by the faith-deluding and obstructive karmas < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
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