Apada, aka: Āpadā, Āpādā, Apāda, Apādā, Āpāda; 8 Definition(s)


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Apada (अपद) refers to “without feet”, and represents classification of things that can be stolen (steya, caurya), according to Umāsvāti’s Śrāvaka-prajñapti 265 and Haribhadra’s commentary on the Āvaśyaka-sūtra p. 822b. It is related to the Asteya-vrata (vow of not stealing).

Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
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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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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apada : (adj.) footless. || apāda (adj.), footless; creeping. āpadā (f.), misfortune; distress.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Apāda, (?) (apa + ā + ) giving away in marriage J.IV, 179 (in expln. of anāpāda unmarried; reading should prob. be āpāda = pariggaha). (Page 54)

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Āpadā, (f.) (Sk. āpad, fr. ā + pad, cp. āpajjati & BSk. āpad, e. g. in āpadgata Jtm 3133) accident, misfortune, distress, D.III, 190; A.II, 68 (Loc. pl. āpadāsu), 187; III, 45; IV, 31; Th.1, 371; J.IV, 163 (āpadatthā, a difficult form; vv. ll. T. aparattā, āpadatvā, C. aparatthā; expld. by āpadāya); V, 340 (Loc. āpade), 368; PvA.130 (quot.); Sdhp.312, 554. Note. For the contracted form in Loc. pl. āpāsu (= *āpatsu) see *āpā. (Page 102)

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Āpādā, (f.) (short for āpādikā) a nursing woman, in an° not nursing, unmarried J.IV, 178. (Page 102)

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

āpadā (आपदा).—f (S) A misfortune or calamity. 2 Distress or affliction; suffering from want, sickness &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āpadā (आपदा).—f Misfortune, calamity; distress.

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

Apada (अपद).—a.

1) Footless.

2) Having no office or post.

-daḥ A reptile.

-dam No place or abode.

2) A wrong or bad place or abode; wrong timer चिरमपदे शङ्कितोऽस्मि (ciramapade śaṅkito'smi) M.1 my doubts were out of place, ill-founded; प्रेम पश्यति भयान्यपदेऽपि (prema paśyati bhayānyapade'pi) Ki.9.7 unreasonably.

3) A word which is not a pada or an inflected word.

4) Ether.

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Apāda (अपाद).—= अपद् (apad) q. v.

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Apādā (अपादा).—3 A. To take off or away, to remove; तत्पाप्मानमपादत्ते (tatpāpmānamapādatte); मृत्पिण्डमपादाय महावीरं करोति (mṛtpiṇḍamapādāya mahāvīraṃ karoti) Śat. Br.

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Āpadā (आपदा).—f. Misfortune, calamity.

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Āpāda (आपाद).—[ā-pad-ghañ]

1) Attainment, obtaining.

2) Reward, remuneration.

Derivable forms: āpādaḥ (आपादः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apada (अपद).—adj. (= Pali id.; not in Sanskrit in this meaning), trackless, that cannot be traced: Mv iii.91.20 (= Dhp. 179 id.) buddhaṃ…apadaṃ; AsP 306.7, of the (Buddha's) dharma.

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Āpadā (आपदा).—(Pali and Sanskrit Lex. id., Sanskrit āpad; compare § 15.9), disaster: āpadāsu MSV iv.115.14; 116.1, 7.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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