Avadha, Avaḍhā: 11 definitions


Avadha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Avadha in India is the name of a plant defined with Vetiveria zizanioides in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Chamaeraphis squarrosa (L.f.) Chase (among others).

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

· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1783)
· Weed Biology and Management (2002)
· Mantissa Plantarum (1771)
· Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique … Botanique (1791)
· Boissiera (1960)
· Flora of the British West Indian Islands (1864)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avaḍhā (अवढा).—m C Disrelish, distaste, loathing, vitiation of palate. v paḍa, yē; and, to heal or remove it, v kāḍha.

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avadha (अवध).—f (Vulgar for avadhi S) End, termination, conclusion (of a term or period). 2 Interval; time yet to pass over; time intervening (between the present moment and a moment or matter stated). Ex. svayampāka hōṇyāsa madhyēṃ cāra ghaṭakā a0 āhē. 3 Intermediate space; distance; extent of ground yet remaining to be crossed.

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avadhā (अवधा).—f S The segment of the base of a triangle (made by the perpendicular let fall from the vertex).

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

avaḍhā (अवढा).—m Disrelish, distaste, vitiation of taste v. paḍa, yē. avaḍhā kāḍhaṇēṃ To heal or remove it.

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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

Avadha (अवध).—a. Ved. Inviolable, invulnerable. हुवे स्वर्वदवधं नमस्वत् (huve svarvadavadhaṃ namasvat) Ṛgveda 1.185.3.

-dhaḥ Exemption from death; यज्ञोऽस्य सूत्यै सर्वस्य तस्माद्यज्ञे वधोऽवधः (yajño'sya sūtyai sarvasya tasmādyajñe vadho'vadhaḥ) Manusmṛti 5.39.

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Avadhā (अवधा).—3 A.

1) To place down, deposit; अवधाय श्वभ्रे मृत्पिण्डम् (avadhāya śvabhre mṛtpiṇḍam) Kāty.; यथा क्षुरः क्षुरधानेऽवहितः (yathā kṣuraḥ kṣuradhāne'vahitaḥ) Śat. Br.; ततस्तांस्तेषु कुण्डेषु गर्भानवदधे तदा (tatastāṃsteṣu kuṇḍeṣu garbhānavadadhe tadā) Mb.; वासुदेवः स्वमाययात्मन्यवधीयमानः (vāsudevaḥ svamāyayātmanyavadhīyamānaḥ) Bhāg.; to fix; पादाग्रे दृशमवधाय निश्चलाङ्गी (pādāgre dṛśamavadhāya niścalāṅgī) Mu.5.13.

2) To apply (as the mind).

3) To be attentive; इतोऽ- वधत्तां देवराजः (ito'- vadhattāṃ devarājaḥ) Mv.6.

4) To shut, close, press together. -Pass. To be placed, applied, or directed (mind); अवधीयताम् (avadhīyatām) listen, hear.

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

Āvādhā (आवाधा).—f.

(-dhā) 1. Pain. 2. Distress. 3. Segment of the base of a triangle. E. āṅ before vādhā the same.

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

Avadha (अवध).—m. no slaughterer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 39. Ātmavadha, i. e.

Avadha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and vadha (वध).

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

Avadha (अवध).—1. [masculine] no murder.

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Avadha (अवध).—2. [adjective] inviolable.

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Avadhā (अवधा).—put down or in, immerse (in water), shut up or enclose in ([locative]); be immersed in ([locative]), be attentive. [Causative] cause to be laid in.

Avadhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ava and dhā (धा).

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

1) Avadha (अवध):—[=a-vadha] mfn. (√vadh), not hurting, innoxious, beneficent ([Grassmann]; ‘indestructible’, [Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung]), [Ṛg-veda i, 185, 3]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the not striking or hurting, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

3) [v.s. ...] absence of murder, [Manu-smṛti v, 39.]

4) Avadhā (अवधा):—[=ava-√dhā] [Parasmaipada] ([Aorist] 3. [plural] -adhuh, [Ṛg-veda]; Imper. 2. sg. -dhehi and perf. 3. [plural] -dadhuh, [Atharva-veda]; [indeclinable participle] -dhāya; rarely [Ātmanepada] e.g. perf. -dadhe, [Mahābhārata i, 4503])

—to place down, plunge into ([locative case]), deposit, [Ṛg-veda i, 158, 5 & ix, 13, 4, etc.];

—to place or turn aside, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] :—[Passive voice] (Imper. -dhīyatām) to be applied or directed (as the mind), [Hitopadeśa] :—[Causal] ([Potential] -dhāpayet) to cause. to put into ([locative case]), [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

5) Āvādhā (आवाधा):—[=ā-vādhā] See ā-bādhā.

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

Āvādhā (आवाधा):—[ā-vādhā] (dhā) 1. f. Pain, distress; segment of the base of a triangle.

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Avadha in German

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