Badha, Bādhā, Bādha, Bāḍha, Baḍha: 25 definitions


Badha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, 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.

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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Bādha (बाध).—Sublation, setting aside; , सामान्य-शास्त्रस्य विशेषशास्त्रेण बाधः (sāmānya-śāstrasya viśeṣaśāstreṇa bādhaḥ) Par. Sek. on Pari. 51.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Bāḍha (बाढ) refers to “strongly”, as mentioned in verse 5.27-28 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] among the (different kinds of milk [viz., payas]), [...] (the milk) of a cow-elephant [viz., hastin] (is) strongly [viz., bāḍha] generative of firmness”.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Bādhā (बाधा):—Pain

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Bādhā (बाधा) refers to “(the procedure of) invalidation”, according to Tantrālokaviveka commentary on the Tantrāloka verses 4.230ab-232ab.—Accordingly, “[...] So, if you properly consider the procedure of invalidation (bādhā-vṛtta), then (you will realize that) no injunction whatever loses reality. To explain: the rule that is the exception—by nature specific because it is (generally) void of any occasion (for application)—supersedes the general rule, which, being one that always has met with its occasion (for application), is by nature generally applicable. This is what those who know language say:—[‘Moreover, purity and impurity, which are generally enjoined, are simply superseded when a man knows reality. This is how it has been explained here (in the Mālinīvijayottara)’]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Bāḍha (बाढ) refers to “certainly” (e.g., ‘certain destruction of mental darkness’), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Those who know the self certainly (bāḍha) destroy mental darkness, which is produced by the great quantity of ignorance [and] is a barrier to reality, with the sunbeams of knowledge. One who is restrained who is intent on stopping the influx of karma fearlessly drives away the discharge of the poison of non-restraint with the nectar waters of true restraint”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Badhā.—(LP), obstacle; cf. Sanskrit bādhā. Note: badhā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Bādhā.—(EI 15), obstacle; also spelt vādhā. Note: bādhā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Badha in India is the name of a plant defined with Salix babylonica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Salix matsudana Koidz. (among others).

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

· Species Plantarum
· Botanical Magazine, or ‘Flower-Garden Displayed’ (Tokyo) (1915)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bādhā : (f.) hindrance; prevention.

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

Bādha, (fr. bādh) lit. pressing (together), oppression, hindrance, annoyance J. VI, 224. Cp. sam°. (Page 485)

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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

bādha (बाध).—m (S) Objection, obstacle, hinderance, exception, precluding ground or reason. Ex. rāṇḍēsa rāṇḍa mhaṭalēṃ asatāṃ bādha nāhīṃ parantu mhaṇūṃ nayē; hyā utsa- rgācā tyā viśēṣavidhīnēṃ bādha hōtō. The word is commonly understood in the sense of Blamableness or blame.

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bādhā (बाधा).—f (S) Pain, disease, suffering, esp. that caused by evil spirits, demoniac possession.

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

bādha (बाध).—m Objection, exception.

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bādhā (बाधा).—f Pain, suffering &c. Suffering caused by evil spirits. Possession- by evil spirits.

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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

Bāḍha (बाढ).—a. (compar. sādhīyas superl. sādhiṣṭha)

1) Firm, strong.

2) Much, excessive.

3) Loud.

-ḍham ind.

1) Assuredly, certainly, surely, really; oh yes ? (in answer to questions); तां बाढमित्युपामन्त्र्य प्रविश्य गजसाह्वयम् (tāṃ bāḍhamityupāmantrya praviśya gajasāhvayam) Bhāg. 1.8.45; चाणक्यः (cāṇakyaḥ):-चन्दनदास एष ते निश्चयः । चन्दन° -बाढम् एष मे स्थिरो निश्चयः (candanadāsa eṣa te niścayaḥ | candana° -bāḍham eṣa me sthiro niścayaḥ) Mu.1; बाढमेषु दिवसेषु पार्थिवः कर्म साधयति पुत्रजन्मने (bāḍhameṣu divaseṣu pārthivaḥ karma sādhayati putrajanmane) R.19.52.

2) Very well, be it so, good; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.15,16.

3) Exceedingly, very much; वपुरादराति- शयशंसि पुनः प्रतिपत्तिमूढमपि बाढमभूत् (vapurādarāti- śayaśaṃsi punaḥ pratipattimūḍhamapi bāḍhamabhūt) Śiśupālavadha 9.77.

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Bādha (बाध) or Bādhā (बाधा).—[bādh-bhāve ghañ]

1) Pain, suffering, affliction, torment; रजन्या सह जृम्भते मदनबाधा (rajanyā saha jṛmbhate madanabādhā) V.3.

2) Disturbance, molestation, annoyance; इति भ्रमरबाधां निरूपयति (iti bhramarabādhāṃ nirūpayati) Ś.1.

3) Harm, injury, damage, hurt; चरणस्य बाधा (caraṇasya bādhā) M.4; न निषेध्योऽल्पबाधस्तु सेतुः कल्याणकारकः (na niṣedhyo'lpabādhastu setuḥ kalyāṇakārakaḥ) Y.2.156.

4) Danger, peril; नैवासौ वेद संहारं प्राणबाध उपस्थिते (naivāsau veda saṃhāraṃ prāṇabādha upasthite) Bhāgavata 1.7.27.

5) Resistance, opposition.

6) An objection.

7) Contradiction, refutation.

8) Suspension, annulment.

9) A flaw in a syllogism, one of the five forms of हेत्वाभास (hetvābhāsa) or fallacious middle term; see बाधित (bādhita) below.

1) Violation, infraction.

11) Sublation; बाधो नाम यदेवेदमिति निश्चितं विज्ञानं कारणान्तरेण मिथ्येति कथ्यते (bādho nāma yadevedamiti niścitaṃ vijñānaṃ kāraṇāntareṇa mithyeti kathyate) ŚB. on MS.1.1.1.

-dhā Refutation.

Derivable forms: bādhaḥ (बाधः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Badha (बध).—[, m., read vadha (Sanskrit): Mahāvyutpatti 8366; badhra, see vadhra.]

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

Badha (बध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. Killing, slaughter, slaying, murder. 2. A killer, a slaughter. E. badh substituted for han to kill, aff. ghañ .

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Bādha (बाध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. Opposing, hindering. 2. Annoyance. 3. Refutation arising from incompatibility or contradiction of assigned cause and effect, (in logic.) 4. Danger. E. bādh to oppose, ghañ aff.

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Bādhā (बाधा).—f.

(-dhā) 1. Pain. 2. Annoyance. 3. Resistance. 4. Injury.

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

Badha (बध).—badhaka badhaka, see vadha, vadhaka.

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Bādha (बाध).—[bādh + a], or vādha vādha, I. m. 1. Opposing. 2. Being precluded by superior evidence (one of the five forms of fallacious middle term), Bhāṣāp. 77. 3. Annoyance. 4. Damage, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 156. 5. Danger, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 3136. Ii. f. dhā. 1. Refutation. 2. Annoyance, affliction, pain, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 1, 26.

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

Bāḍha (बाढ).—(bā|a) [adjective], only [locative] bā|e [adverb] strongly, aloud; [neuter] bāḍham [adverb] indeed, certainly, yes, very well.

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Bādha (बाध).—[masculine] oppressor, tormentor; (also [feminine] ā) oppression, annoyance (also bādha), opposition, resistance, pain, distress, injury, damage, expulsion, removal, annulment, contradiction, absurdity.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bādha (बाध) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[nyāya] by Gadādhara. Cs 3, 426. Hz. 889. 1248.

Bādha can also be spelled as Bādhā (बाधा).

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

1) Bāḍha (बाढ):—mfn. (or bāḍha) (√baṃh; cf. [Pān v, 3, 63]) strong, mighty (only [in the beginning of a compound] and in bāḍhe ind.), loudly, strongly, mightily, [Ṛg-veda]

2) mfn. (or bāḍha) (√baṃh; cf. [Pān v, 3, 63]) strong, mighty (only [in the beginning of a compound] and in bāḍhe ind.), loudly, strongly, mightily, [Ṛg-veda]

3) Bādha (बाध):—[from bādh] 1. bādha m. a harasser, tormentor, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] annoyance, molestation, affliction, obstacle, distress, pain, trouble, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

5) [v.s. ...] (also ā, f.; cf. [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 2, 44]) injury, detriment, hurt, damage, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] danger, jeopardy (See prāṇa-)

7) [v.s. ...] exclusion from ([compound]), [Pañcatantra]

8) [v.s. ...] suspension, annulment (of a rule etc.), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Pāṇini [Scholiast or Commentator]] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] a contradiction, objection, absurdity, the being excluded by superior proof (in [logic], one of the 5 forms of fallacious middle term), [Kapila; Bhāṣāpariccheda etc.]

10) [from bādh] 2. bādha m. ([probably]) urging, impulse ([Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska ii], 9= bala, [Sāyaṇa] = bādhaka, bādhana), [Ṛg-veda vi, 11, 5; i, 61, 2; 132, 5 (?). ]

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

1) Badha (बध):—(dhaḥ) 1. m. Killing; a killer.

2) Bādha (बाध):—(dhaḥ) 1. m. Opposing, hindrance; annoyance; refutation.

3) Bādhā (बाधा):—(dhā) 1. f. Hindrance.

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

Bāḍha (बाढ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bāḍha, Bādhā, Bāha, Bāhā.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Badha (बध):—(nm) see [vadha].

2) Bāḍha (बाढ):—(nf) a flood, freshet; spate; inundation; salvo, volley; -[ānā] to be flooded/inundated with; -[para caḍhānā] to instigate, to provoke.

3) Bādha (बाध) [Also spelled badh]:—(nm) obstruction, impediment; rendering inoperative.

4) Bādhā (बाधा):—(nf) a hindrance, an obstacle/obstruction, impediment; bar, handicap; interference, interruption; trouble; disturbance; obsession (of an evil spirit etc.); infestation; ~[hara] removing or causing to remove an obstacle/impediment/hindrance.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Bāḍha (बाढ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bāḍha.

2) Bādhā (बाधा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Bādhā.

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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

Bādha (ಬಾಧ):—[noun] = ಬಾಧೆ [badhe].

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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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