Kadarya, Kad-arya: 9 definitions

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Kadarya 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Kadarya (कदर्य) is “the miser”, defined by Devala as “one who, through greed for amassing wealth, causes suffering to himself, his wife and children, as also hinders the right fulfilment of his religious duties”. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 4.210)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kadarya (कदर्य).—& kadaryu a S (kadarya is the name of an ancient miser.) Avaricious or miserl; a miser, a niggard.

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

kadarya (कदर्य).—a A varicious or miserly. A miser.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kadarya (कदर्य).—a.

1) avaricious, miserly.

2) little, insignificant, mean.

3) bad, disagreeable; जनपदे न कदर्यो न मद्यपः (janapade na kadaryo na madyapaḥ) Ch. Up. 5.11.5. निःसंशयं मया मन्ये पुरा वीरकदर्यया (niḥsaṃśayaṃ mayā manye purā vīrakadaryayā) Rām.2.43.17.

-ryaḥ a miser; Bhāg.11.23.6. Ms.4.21,224; Y.1.161. °ता, त्वम् (tā, tvam)

Kadarya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kad and arya (अर्य).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kadarya (कदर्य).—adj. (Sanskrit stingy, and so Pali kadariya), perhaps evil, wicked (of persons): °ya-tapanā ghorā Mahāvastu iii.454.15 = (so read also) i.9.16; see P. Mus, La Lumière des six voies, 95 f. The meaning assumed by Mus is attributed by Wilson to Sanskrit kadarya.

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

Kadarya (कदर्य) or Kadaryya.—mfn.

(-ryaḥ-ryā-ryaṃ) 1. Avaricious, miserly. 2. Little, insignificant, mean. 3. Bad, disagreeable. m.

(-ryaḥ) A miser. E. kat bad, vile, and arya possessor.

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

Kadarya (कदर्य).—[kad-arya], adj., f. , Avaricious, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 210.

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

Kadarya (कदर्य).—[adjective] avaricious, stingy; [abstract] [feminine]

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

1) Kadarya (कदर्य):—[=kad-arya] [from kad] mfn. avaricious, miserly, stingy, niggardly, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti iv, 210, 224; Yājñavalkya] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] little, insignificant, mean, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] bad, disagreeable, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a miser

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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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