Gadgada, Gadgadā: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Gadgada (गद्गद):—[gadgadaḥ] Stuttering

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gadgadā (गद्गदा) refers to “choking” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Naradā: “[...] Immediately on being remembered, the seven sages came there with faces beaming with delight and praising their good fate. Bowing to Him with folded arms and bent shoulders they eulogised lord Śiva with extreme pleasure by means of words choked [i.e., gadgadā] with devotional feelings”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Gadgada (गद्गद) refers to “uttering”, according to Sāhib Kaul’s Śārikāstrotra.—Accordingly, “[...] He who recites after that syllable your name, Śārikā, followed by namaḥ, attains forever to that abode where, when reached, one never suffers again. I praise you; it is you in whom I take refuge. I serve the Goddess alone, the one power of all (powers). I utter (gadgada) my noisy stammering to you; I contemplate (you) who are everything, suitable for all, and everywhere. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gadgada (गद्गद).—m S gadgadadhvani m S gadgadavāṇī f S Convulsive or emotional utterance; swelling and interrupted articulation; esp. violent sobbing or oppressed crying.

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

gadgada (गद्गद).—m Convulsive or emotional utter- ance; esp. violent sobbing or op- pressed crying.

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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

Gadgada (गद्गद).—a.

1) Stammering, stuttering, faltering; तत्किं रोदिषि गद्गदेन वचसा (tatkiṃ rodiṣi gadgadena vacasā) Amaruśataka 57; गद्गदगलत्त्र्युठ्यद्विलीनाक्षरं को देहीति वदेत् (gadgadagalattryuṭhyadvilīnākṣaraṃ ko dehīti vadet) Bhartṛhari 3.8; सानन्दगद्गदपदं हरिरित्युवाच (sānandagadgadapadaṃ harirityuvāca) Gītagovinda 1.

-dam ind. In a faltering or stammering tone; विललाप स बाष्पगद्गदम् (vilalāpa sa bāṣpagadgadam) R.8.43; °नदत् (nadat) Uttararāmacarita 2.3 producing a gurgling sound.

-daḥ, -dam 1 stammering.

2) Indistinct or convulsive speech; सगद्गदं भीतभीतः प्रणम्य (sagadgadaṃ bhītabhītaḥ praṇamya) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 11.35.

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

Gadgada (गद्गद).—i. e. duplicated 1. gad + a, adj., f. , Ealtering, [Suśruta] 2, 254, 10; [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 3, 13.

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

Gadgada (गद्गद).—[adjective] & [neuter] stammering; [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Gadgada (गद्गद):—[from gad] mf(ā)n. stammering, stuttering (said of persons and of utterances), [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. stammering, indistinct or convulsive utterance (as sobbing etc.), [ib.]

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

Gadgada (गद्गद):—(daḥ) 1. m. Sobbing.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gadgada 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gadgada (गद्गद):—(a) overwhelmed (by ecstatic emotion), in ecstasy; ~[kaṃṭha] (emotionally) choked throat; -[svara] (emotionally) chocked voice.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gadgada (ಗದ್ಗದ):—[noun] a speaking with broken voice (as from grief, excessive joy, etc.); the sound of the one that sobs; indistinct or convulsive utterance.

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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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