Dadda: 3 definitions


Dadda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Dadda (दद्द) in Prakrit (or Dadru in Sanskrit) refers to a “sort of worm disease”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(CDIAL 6142; Emmerick 1986 p. 187).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dadda (दद्द):—m. Name of various kings (of Gurjara etc.), [Inscriptions]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daḍḍa (ದಡ್ಡ):—[noun] the closeness or thickness of the texture of a woven fabric.

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Daḍḍa (ದಡ್ಡ):—[adjective] slow in comprehending, reacting; slow-witted; dull; stupid.

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Daḍḍa (ದಡ್ಡ):—

1) [noun] a slow-witted man; a stupid fellow.

2) [noun] ದಡ್ಡ ದಾಮೋದರ [dadda damodara] daḍḍa dāmōdara a very stupid fellow.

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Daḍḍa (ದಡ್ಡ):—[noun] = ದಡ್ಡಸ [daddasa].

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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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