Kadaga, Kaḍaga: 4 definitions


Kadaga means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

Jain philosophy

Source: archive.org: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Kaḍaga (कडग) (Prakrit; in Sanskrit: Kaṭaka) refers to a “bracelet”, as used in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. I, P. 16, l. 9]—‘Kaḍaga’ (Sanskrit: ‘kaṭaka’) meaning a bracelet occurs in Nāyādhammakahā (I,1). ‘Kaṭaka’ occurs on p 318, L 22 of Anekāntajayapatākā. The word ‘kuṇḍala’ meaning ‘an ear ornament’ occurs in Viāhapannatti.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Kadaga 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) Kadaga is also identified with Mitragyna parvifolia It has the synonym Nauclea parvifolia Roxb. (etc.).

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

· Blumea (1978)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1795)
· Pl. Coromandel (1795)
· The Paradisus Londinensis (1807)
· Genera Plantarum (1873)
· Species Plantarum (1798)

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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

Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Kaḍaga (कडग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kaṭaka.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaḍaga (ಕಡಗ):—

1) [noun] an ornamental metal (esp. of gold or silver) band or chain worn around the wrist; a bracelet.

2) [noun] an ornament or fetter worn round the ankle; an anklet.

3) [noun] the religious status of a woman whose husband is alive.

4) [noun] ಕಡಗ ಕಾಯು [kadaga kayu] kaḍaga kāyu (fig.) to protect a married woman’s auspicious status in the society, by protecting her husband.

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Kaḍaga (ಕಡಗ):—[noun] a kind of tree.

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Kaḍaga (ಕಡಗ):—[noun] a groove made on wood or stone (as in sculpture).

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Kādaga (ಕಾದಗ):—

1) [noun] a thin, flexible material made usu. in sheets from a pulp prepared from rags, wood or other fibrous material, and used for writing or printing on, for packaging, as wrapping material, structural material, etc.; a paper.

2) [noun] a single sheet or piece of paper.

3) [noun] a written or printed message; a letter.

4) [noun] a card, folded and gummed or not, for writing or printing a message; a letter-card.

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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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