Amoda, Āmoda: 22 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Amod.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Āmoda (आमोद) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified under the group named Maṇika, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 49. The Maṇika group contains ten out of a sixty-four total prāsādas (temples) classified under five prime vimānas (aerial car/palace), which were created by Brahmā for as many gods (including himself). This group represents temples (e.g. Āmoda) that are to be globular and oblong in shape. The prāsādas, or ‘temples’, represent the dwelling place of God and are to be built in towns. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āmoda (आमोद).—A vighna nāyaka.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 27. 81; 44. 68.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Āmoda (आमोद) refers to “fragrance” (viz., of a flower), as mentioned in a list of five synonyms, 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, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Āmoda] 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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Āmoda (आमोद) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Āmoda has 21 mātrās in each of their four lines, divided into groups of 4, 5 (SIS), 4 (ISI), 6 (SSS), 2 (S) mātras.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Āmoda (आमोद) refers to “fragrance”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 2.17-19]—“The pure-souled Ācārya should draw an eight petaled lotus, in smooth, pure earth [that is] smeared with sandal and aloe wood [and] scented [with] fragrant camphor (karpūra-āmoda-gandhāḍhya) and strong saffron (kuṅkuma-āmoda-sevita). After he has drawn [the lotus] with a great undertaking, [the Ācarya,] decorated and adorned with a crown, smeared with sandalwood, [writes] the mātṛkā. Having placed oṃ in the middle [on the pericarp of the lotus], he should draw [the phonemes of the mātṛkā on the petals] starting in the East”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Amoda in India is the name of a plant defined with Asparagus racemosus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Asparagopsis floribunda Kunth, nom. illeg. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Systema Vegetabilium, ed. 15 (1829)
· Species Plantarum. (1799)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1875)
· Bombay Fl. (1861)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āmoda : (m.) 1. pleasure; 2. strong fragrance.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Āmoda, (Sk. āmoda, fr. ā + mud) that which pleases; fragrance, perfume Dāvs.V, 51. (Page 104)

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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

āmōda (आमोद).—m S Fragrance; any diffusive perfume. 2 Joy, gladness, delight.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

āmōda (आमोद).—m Fragrance. Joy. āmōdita p Scented. Glad

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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

Āmoda (आमोद).—a. Gladdening, cheering up, delighting.

-daḥ 1 Joy, pleasure, delight; आमोदं परमं जग्मुः (āmodaṃ paramaṃ jagmuḥ) Rām.

2) Fragrance (diffusive), perfume; आमोदमुपजिघ्नन्तौ स्वनिःश्वासानुकारिणम् (āmodamupajighnantau svaniḥśvāsānukāriṇam) R.1.43; आमोदं कुसुमभवं मृदेव धत्ते मृद्गन्धं न हि कुमुमानि धारयन्ति (āmodaṃ kusumabhavaṃ mṛdeva dhatte mṛdgandhaṃ na hi kumumāni dhārayanti) Subhāṣ; आमोदकर्मव्यतिहारमीयुः (āmodakarmavyatihāramīyuḥ) Śiśupālavadha 2. 2; Meghadūta 31.

3) Strong smell; आमोदो न हि कस्तूर्याः शपथेन प्रकाश्यते (āmodo na hi kastūryāḥ śapathena prakāśyate) Subhāṣ.

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

Āmoda (आमोद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A fragrancy, a diffusive perfume. 2. Strong smell. 3. Pleasure. E. āṅ before mud to be pleased, ghañ aff.

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

Āmoda (आमोद).—i. e. ā-mud + a, m. 1. Pleasure, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 26. 2. A fragrancy, strong smell, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 34.

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

Āmoda (आमोद).—[adjective] gladdening; [masculine] joy, fragrance.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Āmoda (आमोद) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a
—[commentary] on the Nyāyasiddhāntamañjarī. Cop. 9. Hall. p. 201. Quotes frequently Gopīnātha.

2) Āmoda (आमोद):—a
—[commentary] on the Nyāyāmṛta, by Vijayīndra Bhikṣu. Burnell. 108^a. Oppert. Ii, 2903. 3042. 6642.

3) Āmoda (आमोद):—Rasamañjarīṭīkā. Oppert. 5758.

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

1) Āmoda (आमोद):—[=ā-moda] mf(ā)n. (√mud), gladdening, cheering up, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] m. joy, serenity, pleasure, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] fragrancy, a diffusive perfume

4) [v.s. ...] strong smell, smell, [Raghuvaṃśa; Meghadūta; Śiśupāla-vadha; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] Asparagus Racemosus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Āmoda (आमोद):—[ā-moda] (daḥ) 1. m. Fragrancy; joy.

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

Āmoda (आमोद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Amoa, Āmoa.

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Amoda 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

Āmoda (आमोद) [Also spelled amod]:—(nm) pleasure, joy, delight; -[pramoda] merriment, regaling; orgy; -[yātrā] a pleasure-trip.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āmōda (ಆಮೋದ):—[adjective] pleasing; pleasant; joyous; delightful; delectable.

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Āmōda (ಆಮೋದ):—

1) [noun] joy; pleasure; delight.

2) [noun] sweet and agreeable scent; fragrance.

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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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