Dada: 18 definitions


Dada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Daad.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Dada in Senegal is the name of a plant defined with Boscia senegalensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Podoria senegalensis Pers. (among others).

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

· Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München (1884)
· Ann. Bot. Syst. (Walpers) (1848)
· Synopseos Plantarum (1806)
· Tent. Fl. Abyss. (1847)
· Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique … Botanique (1819)

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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

dada : (m.) (in cpds.) giving; bestowing.

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

Dada, (-°) (adj.-suff.) (Sk.° dad or °dada, cp °da & dadāti base 3) giving, to be given S.I, 33 (paññā°); Kh VIII, 10 (kāma°); Pv.II, 91 (id.=dāyaka PvA.113); II, 124 (phala° =dāyin PvA.157); VvA.171 (puriṃ°).—duddada hard to give S.I, 19=IV.65=J.II, 86=VI, 571. (Page 313)

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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

daḍā (दडा).—m A plug, stoppage, obstruction, lit. fig. (of the nose, ear &c. in cold; over the mouth of a spring under ground &c.) 2 Confidence, conviction, assurance. 3 Lying in ambush or concealment, lurking. v māra. Also a troop or band in ambushment.

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dāḍa (दाड).—f Usually dāḍha, which see in the second sense.

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dāda (दाद).—f ( P) A complaint; a representation of injury. v lāva, lāga. 2 Redress of grievances. v . 3 Equity, justice.

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dāda (दाद).—f (dadru S) Ringworm; a circular tetter. dāda dēṇēṃ with neg. con. To yield or succumb to; to give advantage over one's self; to acknowledge inferiority unto or any awe of. Preserving the sense of dāda, the explication is Not to render redress; not to listen to the appeal or application of; i. e. to defy the efforts or measures of. Ex. hā jhōmbī khēḷaṇyānta athavā kōṇatyāhī kāmānta kōṇhāsa dāda dēta nāhīṃ; killyāvara gōḷīmāra phāraca kēlā parantu killyānēṃ dāda dilhī nāhīṃ. dāda nā phiryāda Phrase expressive of the difficulty whether of obtaining justice or of lodging one's complaint; or, generally, of obtaining justice.

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dādā (दादा).—A respectful term of address or mention for one's elder brother, for one's master, or for an elderly person gen. See vyāvahārika nāṃva. dādābābā karaṇēṃ To cajole; to soothe and beguile with soft and respectful terms. Also dādāputā karaṇēṃ.

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dādā (दादा).—ind The ejaculation or utterance urging on a bullock.

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

daḍā (दडा).—m A plug, stoppage. Lurking. Confi- dence, conviction, assurance.

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dāda (दाद).—f A complaint, a representation of injury. v. lāba, lāga. Justice. Redress of grievances. v. . dāda dēṇēṃ With neg. con. To yield, to give advantage over one's self, to acknowledge in- feriority. To defy the efforts or measures of. Ex. gōḷīmāra phāra kēlā parantu killayānēṃ dāda dilī nāhīṃ. dāda nā phiryāda Pharse expressive generally of the difficulty of obtaining justice.

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dādā (दादा).—m A respectful term of address or mention for one's elder brother, or for an elderly person, gen. dādābābā- putā karaṇēṃ Cajole, so the with soft terms.

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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

Dada (दद).—a. Giving, offering &c.

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Dāda (दाद).—[dad-ghañ] A gift, donation; Śiśupālavadha 19.114.

Derivable forms: dādaḥ (दादः).

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

Dada (दद).—(-dada), adj. (= Pali id., only in composition; compare also next; to pres. dadati), giving, only at end of cpds.; especially when prior member is an a-stem, it appears that it regularly has acc. form, -aṃ, except in verses where meter requires short syllable: kāma-d° Śikṣāsamuccaya 331.4 (verse), see also s.v. kā- maṃ°; cakṣur° Lalitavistara 361.7 (verse); 365.16 (verse); 422.6 (verse); cakṣu° (m.c.) Lalitavistara 359.22 (verse); in Mahāvastu i.316.14 (verse) mss. cakṣur°, Senart em. cakṣu° m.c.; abhayaṃ°, dharmaṃ° Kāraṇḍavvūha 11.9 (prose); priyaṃ° Kāraṇḍavvūha 11.7 (prose); sarvaṃ° (see also s.v., as n. pr. (proper name)) Mahāvastu i.287.10 (prose; v.l. sarva°); iii.250.14 (verse); Divyāvadāna 316.14; 319.2—3, et alibi (prose); (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 324.15 (prose); sukhaṃ° Mahāvastu ii.297.3 (prose); Gaṇḍavyūha 481.14 (verse); sukha° Lalitavistara 363.3 (verse, m.c.); saukhya° Lalitavistara 45.18 (verse, m.c.); various proper names, see Dānaṃdadā, Dharmaṃ°, Pṛthivīṃ°, Priyaṃ°, Phalaṃ°.

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

Dada (दद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Who gives or bestows. E. dada to give, and śa aff.

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Dāda (दाद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A gift, a donation. 2. Giving. E. dada to give, bhāve ghañ aff.

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

Dāda (दाद).—i. e. dad + a, m. Oblation, Mahābhārata 9, 2117.

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

Dada (दद).—[adjective] giving (—°).

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Dāda (दाद).—[masculine] gift.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Dādā (दादा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—composed in 1661: Dattārka [dharma] Bühler 557.

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

1) Dada (दद):—[from dad > datta] mf(ā)n. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 139]) ‘giving’ See abhayaṃ-

2) [v.s. ...] dhanaṃ-dadā.

3) Dadā (ददा):—ind. an exclamation, [Jaiminīya-upaniṣad]

4) Dāda (दाद):—[from ] m. (√dad) gift, donation, [Mahābhārata ix, 2117; 2269] ([Bombay edition] dāya), [Śiśupāla-vadha xix, 114.]

5) Dādā (दादा):—dādākhya-bhaṭṭa or dādā-bhāi m. Name of several authors.

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

1) Dada (दद):—[(daḥ-dā-daṃ) a.] Giving.

2) Dāda (दाद):—(daḥ) 1. m. A gift; giving.

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Dada 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Dāda (दाद) [Also spelled daad]:—(nf) ring worm, shingles; vocal appreciation; praise; —[denā] to give due praise; to express vocal appreciation.

2) Dādā (दादा):—(nm) (paternal) grandfather; elder brother; a word of respect used for elders; a gangster, hoodlum, leader of a gang; a cock of the walk; [dādī] (paternal) grandmother; ~[gīrī] hooliganism, gangsterism; the act of leading a gang.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daḍa (ದಡ):—

1) [noun] a word formed onomatopoeically imitating the heavy palpitating or throbbing sound of the heart.

2) [noun] (used in duplicate) the beatings of the heart as from fear, anxiety, etc.

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Daḍa (ದಡ):—[noun] a counter-weight used to offset the weight of the container while weighing something, esp. a liquid.

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Daḍa (ದಡ):—

1) [noun] the land along the edge of a sea, lake, river, etc.; the shore; a bank.

2) [noun] the state of being associated congruously or harmoniously.

3) [noun] that which is equal in all or almost all respects to another.

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Daḍa (ದಡ):—

1) [noun] the condition or fact of being dense.

2) [noun] bodily strength.

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Dāda (ದಾದ):—

1) [noun] a man as related to his son or daughter; a male parent; a father.

2) [noun] a term used in addressing an elderly man.

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Dādā (ದಾದಾ):—

1) [noun] one’s elder brother.

2) [noun] a term of endearment or respect used in addressing a boy or man.

3) [noun] a person whose behaviour is rough, quarrelsome, and disorderly; a hoodlum; a rowdy.

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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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