Harda, Hārda: 9 definitions


Harda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Harda refers to “A garland of round shaped edible items made of sugar”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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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)

1) Harda in India is the name of a plant defined with Haldina cordifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nauclea sterculiifolia A. Rich. ex DC.) (Adina Salisb., from the Greek adinos ‘clustered, plentiful, crowded’, referring to the clustered flowers. (among others).

2) Harda is also identified with Terminalia chebula It has the synonym Myrobalanus chebula (Retz.) Gaertn. (etc.).

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

· Genera Plantarum (1873)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1996)
· De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum (1790)
· Forest Fl. N.W. India (1874)
· The Paradisus Londinensis (1807)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hārda (हार्द).—n (S) corruptly hārdra n Meaning, mind, intent, design or drift of the mind: also the scope, purport, or significance (of a speech, a sentence, an action &c.)

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

hārda (हार्द).—n Meaning; the scope, purport.

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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

Hārda (हार्द).—[hṛdayasya karma yuvā° aṇ hṛdādeśaḥ]

1) Affection, love; अमर्षशून्येन जनस्य जन्तुना न जातहार्देन न विद्विषादरः (amarṣaśūnyena janasya jantunā na jātahārdena na vidviṣādaraḥ) Ki. 1.33; Śiśupālavadha 9.69; V.5.1.

2) Kindness, tenderness.

3) Will.

4) Intention, meaning; अर्जुनः सहसाऽऽज्ञाय हरेर्हार्दमथासिना (arjunaḥ sahasā''jñāya harerhārdamathāsinā) Bhāgavata 1.7.55. -a. Relating to or being in the heart; संछिद्य हार्दमनुमानसदुक्तितीक्ष्णज्ञानासिना भजत माखिलसंशयाधिम् (saṃchidya hārdamanumānasaduktitīkṣṇajñānāsinā bhajata mākhilasaṃśayādhim) Bhāgavata 11.13.33.

Derivable forms: hārdam (हार्दम्).

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

Hārda (हार्द).—i. e. hṛd + a, n. 1. Affection, love, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 148; kindness. 2. Will, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 7, 55.

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

Hārda (हार्द).—[adjective] being in the heart; [neuter] affection, love, p. vant†.

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

1) Hārda (हार्द):—[from hārd] mfn. relating to or being in the heart, [Suparṇādhyāya; Śaṃkarācārya; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. love, kindness, affection for ([locative case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] meaning, intention, purpose, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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