Dridhapada, Dṛḍhapādā, Dṛḍhapāda, Dridha-pada: 5 definitions


Dridhapada 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.

The Sanskrit terms Dṛḍhapādā and Dṛḍhapāda can be transliterated into English as Drdhapada or Dridhapada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Dridhapada in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dṛḍhapādā (दृढपादा) is another name for Yavatiktā, a medicinal plant identified with Andrographis paniculata (creat or green chireta) from the Acanthaceae or “acanthus family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.76-78 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Dṛḍhapādā and Yavatiktā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dridhapada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dṛḍhapāda (दृढपाद).—a. resolute.

-daḥ an epithet of Brahmā.

Dṛḍhapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛḍha and pāda (पाद).

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

1) Dṛḍhapāda (दृढपाद):—[=dṛḍha-pāda] [from dṛḍha > dṛh] m. ‘firm-footed’, Name of Brahmā, [Harivaṃśa]

2) Dṛḍhapādā (दृढपादा):—[=dṛḍha-pādā] [from dṛḍha-pāda > dṛḍha > dṛh] f. Andrographis Paniculata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Dridhapada 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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