Avadi, Āvaḍī, Āvaḍi: 6 definitions


Avadi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Āvaḍi is the name of a hamlet mentioned in the “Balipattana plates of Raṭṭarāja”. Accordingly, “... an orchard of areca-nuts was also given to him as a means of livelihood of a Brāhmaṇa named Chāṭhavaiya, (son of?) Kuṃvaraiya, grandson of the Brāhmaṇa Sañjhaiya, residing in the hamlet named Āvaḍi, situated to the west of the agrahāra village Palaūre, for (the religious merit of) his grand-daughter Annaṇā...”.

These copper plates (mentioning Āvaḍi) were in the possession of Prof. S. R. Bhandarkar and was issued from Balipattana (the capital of Raṭṭarāja). It records certain gifts made by Raṭṭarāja to Saṅkamaiya, son of the Brāhmaṇa Nāgamaiya. It is dated in the Śaka year 932 on the occasion of the Uttarāyaṇa Saṅkrānti, which fell on Sunday, the 1st tithi of the dark fortnight of Puṣya (i.e. Pauṣa), the cyclic year being Sādhāraṇa.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āvaḍī (आवडी).—f (Poetry. See avaḍa) Liking or fondness. Ex. tukā mhaṇēṃ kuḍī || jēvī prāṇācī ā0 ॥

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

āvaḍī (आवडी).—f Fondness, liking.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āvaḍi (आवडि).—(f.; = Sanskrit āvali, °lī), row, line: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 340.14 chattrāvaḍibhir anvitāḥ.

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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

Āvadi (आवदि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Āvṛti.

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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

Āvaḍi (ಆವಡಿ):—[noun] difficulty; suffering; distress.

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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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