Kadana, aka: Kaḍaṇa; 4 Definition(s)


Kadana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

kaḍaṇa (कडण) [or कडणें, kaḍaṇēṃ].—n C A matted or platted branch of the Cocoanut, esp. a half-branch, a cadjan.

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kaḍaṇa (कडण).—f R (kaḍa) Edge or verge (esp. of a precipice or steep bank). 2 A side of the body; a hypochondre or flank. 3 Abraded and itching state of the sides from the rubbing of the dhotar. kaḍaṇī pl is the customary form--the hypochondres or flanks. This sense belongs to Rajapur; in some parts of the Konkan̤ kaḍaṇī is sing--a flank.

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kadana (कदन).—n (kaṇḍana S) Massacre or slaughter; a general killing.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaḍaṇa (कडण).—f Edge or verge (esp. of a preci- pice or steep bank). A side of the body.

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kadana (कदन).—n Massacre, a general killing.

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

Kadana (कदन).—

1) Slaughter, havoc, destruction; नारदाच्चैव शुश्राव वृष्णीनां कदनं महत् (nāradāccaiva śuśrāva vṛṣṇīnāṃ kadanaṃ mahat) Mb.1.2.351;3.178.2; U.5.1.

2) War.

3) Sin.

Derivable forms: kadanam (कदनम्).

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Kadana (कदन).—See under कद् (kad).

Derivable forms: kadanam (कदनम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kadana (कदन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Killing, destroying. 2. Sin. 3. War. E. kad to kill or injure, affix lyuṭ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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