Asada, Āsada, Asāda, Āsāda, Ashada: 12 definitions


Asada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Asāda (असाद) refers to a “pedestrian”.—Sādin in the Atharvaveda denotes the ‘rider’ of a horse as opposed to asāda, ‘pedestrian’. An aśvasādin, ‘horse-rider,’ is known to the Vājasaneyi Saṃhitā. The Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa and the Ṛgveda itself contain clear references to horse-riding, while the Aitareya Āraṇyaka refers to mounting a horse sideways. Āśvalāyana knows sādya as a ‘riding horse’ opposed to vahya, a ‘draught animal.’

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Āsada, (ā + sad; cp. āsajja & āsādeti) — 1. approach, dealing with, business with (Acc.), concern, affair, means of acting or getting Vin. II, 195 = J. V, 336 (mā kuñjara nāgam āsado); M. I, 326 (metaṃ āsado = mā etaṃ āsado do not meddle with this, lit. , be not this any affair); J I 414 (cakkaṃ āsado you have to do with the wheel; interpreted as adj. in meaning patto = finding, getting); VI, 528 (interpreted as aṅkusa a hook, i.e. means of getting something).—2. (as adj.) in phrase durāsada hard to sit on, i.e. hard to get at, unapproachable, difficult to attack or manage or conquer Sn. p. 107 (cp. SnA 451); J. VI, 272; Vv 5016 (= anupagamanīyato kenaci pi anāsādanīyato ca durāsado VvA. 213); Miln. 21; Dpvs. V, 21; VI, 38; Sdhp. 384. (Page 114)

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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

asaḍā (असडा).—m (asaḍaṇēṃ) A sudden and smart pull or fling or jerk (of a limb): also the pain following it. v dē, basa. Also a sudden catching up or snatching; a smart catching up or back (of a whip or cord), v . 2 A convulsive throe or quiver (as of a drowning, hanging, choking, or dying person): also the rising up and issuing forth of the last breath of such. v dē, yē. 3 A shock or blow; a loss or damage sustained (in trade, to a crop &c.) v basa.

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asaḍā (असडा).—a (a & saḍaṇēṃ) Unhusked; unbeaten in the mortar--rice &c. 2 fig. Undisciplined, untrained, unbroken in, unpolished.

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

asaḍā (असडा) [-ḍī, -डी].—a Unhusked; un- trained.

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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

Asāda (असाद).—a.

1) Ved. Not sitting; having no seat; Not mounted (on horse-back); असादा ये च सादिनः (asādā ye ca sādinaḥ) Av.11.1. 24.

2) Not becoming tired, unwearied; Raj. T.

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Āsāda (आसाद).—Ved. Cushion. सामासाद उद्गीथे उपश्रयः (sāmāsāda udgīthe upaśrayaḥ) Av.15.3.8.

Derivable forms: āsādaḥ (आसादः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Āsaḍa (आसड) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Kaṭuka, wrote in 1192: Vivekamañjarī(jain). He composed a Commentary on Kālidāsa’s Meghadūta. Peters. 3, 102.

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

1) Asāda (असाद):—[=a-sāda] mfn. not mounted on horseback, [Atharva-veda xi, 10, 24]

2) [v.s. ...] not becoming tired, unwearied, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) Āsaḍa (आसड):—m. Name of the author of a [commentator or commentary] on [Meghadūta] (12th cent, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]D.).

4) Āsada (आसद):—[=ā-sada] [from ā-sad] m. approaching, meeting (See dur-).

5) Āsāda (आसाद):—[=ā-sāda] [from ā-sad] a m. a footstool, cushion, [Atharva-veda xv, 3, 8; Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

6) [from ā-sāda > ā-sad] an eating-room, kitchen, [Kauśika-sūtra]

7) b etc. See ā-√sad.

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

Āsāda (आसाद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Assāda, Āsaḍa, Āsāa.

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Asada 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Āsaḍa (आसड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Āsaḍa.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṣāḍa (ಅಷಾಡ):—

1) [noun] (rightly, ಆಷಾಢ [ashadha]) 1. the fourth month in the Indian calendar.

2) [noun] a long staff of Butea tree, carried by monks and celibate students.

3) [noun] (pl.) the twentieth and twenty first lunar constellations.

4) [noun] (astrol.) a person whose birth star belongs to either the twentieth or twenty first lunar constellation.

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Āṣāḍha (ಆಷಾಢ):—

1) [noun] the fourth month of Hindu (lunar and solar) calendar.

2) [noun] a staff of the tree Butea frondosa, held by the celibate students or sages.

3) [noun] ಆಷಾಡದ ಗಾಳಿ ಬೀಸಿಬೀಸಿಬಡಿವಾಗ, ಹೇಸಿ ನನ್ನಜೀವ ಹೆಂಗಸಾಗಬಾರದಿತ್ತೆ [ashadada gali bisibisibadivaga, hesi nannajiva hemgasagabaraditte]? āṣāḍada gaḷi bīsi bīsi baḍivāga hēsi nanna jīva heŋgasāgabārade the pine wishes herself a shrub when the axe is at her foot.

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Āsaḍa (ಆಸಡ):—[noun] = ಆಷಾಢ - [ashadha -] 1.

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Āsāḍa (ಆಸಾಡ):—[noun] the fourth month in the Hindu (solar and lunar) calendar.

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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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