Anadi, Anādi, Aṇādi: 8 definitions


Anadi means something in 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Anādi (अनादि) is the name of a teacher to whom the Kāpālika doctrine was revelead, mentioned in the Śābaratantra. The disciple of Anādi is mentioned as being Jaḍabharata. The Śābara-tantra is an early tantra of the Kāpālika sect containing important information about the evolution of the Nātha sect. It also lists the twelve original Kāpālika teachers (eg., Anādi). Several of these names appear in the Nātha lists of eighty-four Siddhas and nine Nāthas.

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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Aṇādi (अणादि).—A term applied to all taddhita suffixes collectively as they begin with अण् (aṇ) cf. P.IV.1.83.

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Anādi (अनादि).—Non-initial. e.g. अनादेश्च मुङ्वचनम् (anādeśca muṅvacanam) P. III.4.102, Vārt. 4; also M. Bh. on VII.1.3.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anāḍī (अनाडी).—a ( H) Inexpert, awkward, clumsy. aḍāṇī is the common form.

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anādi (अनादि).—a (S) That is without beginning or origin; from all eternity.

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

anāḍī (अनाडी).—a Clumsy, inexpert.

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anādi (अनादि).—a That is without beginning or origin. From all eternity.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anādi (अनादि).—a. [ādiḥ kāraṇaṃ pūrvakālo vā nāsti yasya saḥ] Having no beginning, eternal, existing from eternity, epithet of परमेश्वर (parameśvara); जगदादिरनादिस्त्वम् (jagadādiranādistvam) Ku.2.9; अनादिरादि- र्गोविन्दः सर्वकारणकारणम् (anādirādi- rgovindaḥ sarvakāraṇakāraṇam); also of हिरण्यगर्भ (hiraṇyagarbha).

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

Anādi (अनादि).—mfn. (-diḥ-diḥ-di) Eternal, without any beginning, unborn, uncreate. E. an neg. ādi beginning.

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

Anādi (अनादि).—[adjective] having no beginning.

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

1) Anādi (अनादि):—[=an-ādi] mfn. having no beginning, existing from eternity.

2) [v.s. ...] ind. perpetually, incessantly, [Naiṣadha-carita]

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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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