Kadakha, aka: Kaḍākhā; 1 Definition(s)

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kaḍākhā (कडाखा).—m (Imit.) A loud-sounding blow or stroke; a strapping, a whack, a whop: also the sound of it, or generally, a loud whacking or cracking sound. 2 fig. It is extensively used in the sense of Sharpness, fierceness, rigor, severity &c., intensity or extremity generally, of action or of quality; as thaṇḍīcā ka0 Sharpness of cold; uṇācā ka0 Fierceness of heat; pāvasācā or pāṇyācā ka0 Severity or violence of rain; rāgācā ka0 Extravagance of anger; dhāraṇēcā ka0 Exorbitance of price or rate; dhānyācā ka0 Great scarcity of corn or grain, i. e. great outcry about it; mahā- mārīcā ka0 Intense ravages of the cholera; pēṇḍhā- ṛyāñcā-rāmōśāñcā-paracakrācā-ka0 &c. &c. 3 ka0 is further used, almost interchangeably, with taḍākhā & dhaḍākhā, under which words see at large.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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