Kadi, Kaḍī: 9 definitions


Kadi means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, 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: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Kadi (“blade of grass”) is one of the gotras (clans) among the Kurnis (a tribe of South India). Kurni is, according to the Census Report 1901, “a corruption of kuri (sheep) and vanni (wool), the caste having been originally weavers of wool”. The gotras (viz., Kadi) are described as being of the Brāhman, Kshatriya, and Vaisya sub-divisions of the caste, and of Shanmukha’s Sudra caste.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kādi.—(EI 28), a grain measure. Note: kādi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kadi in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Jatropha glandulifera Roxb. from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Adenoropium roxburghii Kostel. [Illegitimate] . For the possible medicinal usage of kadi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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

1) Kadi in Guinea is the name of a plant defined with Jatropha curcas in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ricinus americanus Mill. (among others).

2) Kadi in India is also identified with Thelepogon elegans It has the synonym Rhiniachne princeps (A. Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud. (etc.).

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

· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1909)
· Numer. List (7799)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1983)
· Taxon (1992)
· Institutiones Rei Herbariae (1766)
· Supl. Gaz. Lit. Mexico (1794)

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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

kaḍī (कडी).—f (kaṭaka S) A ring or circle of metal: viz. a link of a chain; a chain consisting of three or four links; a window-hook (which closes by entering into a staple). 2 A roll of fine cotton thread. It is usually ten or twelve cubits long; and consists of from one hundred to two hundred turnings around two stakes or pins. It is equal to four puñjā. Such a roll of coarse thread is called civaṭa. 3 A small squared piece of timber; a spar or beam. 4 Style, fashion, manner (of any doing).

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kāḍī (काडी).—f A blade (of grass &c.) Hence a bit of straw; a fragment of wood; a chip or stick; a slip of metal; a match &c.; a thing in general or a quantity of the form or importance of a blade of grass. Pr. kāḍīcōra tō pāḍīcōra. 2 (Preceded by jarīcī or rēśimācī) Bordering lines or a border (of gold and silk threads). 3 At cards. The won game, the game. aḍavī ubhī kāḍī ōḍhaṇēṃ with neg. con. Not to be able to form the cross and straight strokes, i.e. not to be able to write. kāḍīcī āga māḍīsa lāgatī A great person is obnoxious to injury from the lowest or least. kāḍīnēṃ auṣadha lāvaṇēṃ To trifle with; to apply scantily or act reservedly where the application or action ought to be in full. kāḍī mātra Gen. with neg. con. Not a particle or bit; not a jot or whit. kāḍī mōḍūna dēṇēṃ To break and give mutually a little stick or a straw, declaring that the connection betwixt them is dissolved--a husband and wife when they wish to separate. This rite, and that expressed by padara phā- ḍūna dēṇēṃ or pālava kāpūna dēṇēṃ, answer to the ancient Diffareation. kāḍyā f pl Lines or stripes (on a cloth &c.) kāḍayā ōvāḷaṇēṃ To wave a few kāḍyā (straws or bits of stick) around a child, grandee, benefactor &c., to avert or remove the influence of an evil eye. Hence hā āpaṇāvarūna kāḍyā ōvāḷa- tō is said of a person who praises or highly estimates himself. (Because dṛṣṭi is held to alight upon only the handsome or the good.)

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

kaḍī (कडी).—f A chain, a link of a chain. A ring.

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kāḍī (काडी).—f A blade (of grass). A match. A mere straw, of no worth. kāḍī mōḍūna dēṇēṃ To dissolve a marriage.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kaḍī (कडी):—(nf) a small beam; rafter, joist; link; line of a song; (a) see [kaḍā; —kāryavāhī karanā], ([kisī ke khilāpha]) to crack down upon, to take strong action (against).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kaḍi (कडि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kaṭi.

2) Kaḍi (कडि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kaṭin.

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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

Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—

1) [verb] to cut or puncture using the teeth; strike or bite (something) with a beak; to bite; to peck.

2) [verb] (an irritation in the skin) to be felt, (a desire to scratch it) to be caused.

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Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—

1) [verb] to divide; to cut; to severe; to fell.

2) [verb] to break up and remove or turn over soil, ground, etc., with a tool, one’s hands; to dig.

3) [verb] to be cut, severed, divided or felled.

4) [verb] (fig. often. sarc.) to ahieve something that is difficult or great.

5) [verb] ಕಡಿದು ಕಟ್ಟೆಹಾಕು [kadidu kattehaku] kaḍidu kaṭṭehāku (said sarcasticaly or in anger) to achieve something that is great or difficult; 'you have done a tremendous job' . ಕಡಿದಾಟ [kadidata] kaḍidāṭa (fig.) a mutual beating; ಕಡಿದಾಡು [kadidadu] kaḍidāḍu (fig.) to beat mutually (as in a quarrel); ಕಡಿದವನ ಪಾಪ ಖಡ್ಗ ಮಾಡಿದವನಿಗುಂಟೆ [kadidavana papa khadga madidavanigumte]? kaḍidavana pāpa khaḍga māḍidavaniguṇṭe? responsibility of not using a means for a vile purpose lies on the user rather than on the inventor of that means.

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Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—

1) [noun] a relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume or a whole; a bit; a slice; a fragment.

2) [noun] the coarse flour of a grain, corn etc.

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Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—[adjective] (in comp.) sharp; acute; harsh; biting; sever.

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Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—[noun] the part of the human body below the ribs and above the hips, usu. of smaller circumference than these; the narrower middle part of the normal human figure; the waist.

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Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—[noun] a kind of liquid food made with buttermilk, vegetables, spices, etc.; curds mixed with salt, chillies, mustard, etc. and some rice flour boiled and seasoned.

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Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—[noun] an oblong roll of cotton thread.

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Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—[noun] a fold of skin over the navel.

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Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—[noun] an assurance that one will or will not undertake a certain action, behaviour, etc.; a promise.

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Kaḍi (ಕಡಿ):—[noun] the end or corner of a thing.

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Kadi (ಕದಿ):—

1) [verb] to take or appropriate (another’s property, ideas, etc.) without permission, dishonestly or unlawfully, esp. in a secret or surreptitious manner; to steal; to thieve,2) [verb] ಕದ್ದಾಡು [kaddadu] kaddaḍu to conceal from the knowledge of others; to keep secret; 2. to keep from being seen by covering up, obscuring, etc; ಕದ್ದು ಕೇಳು [kaddu kelu] kaddu kēḷu to listen to overhear others' conversation; ಕದ್ದು ಮುಚ್ಚಿ ಮಾಡು [kaddu mucci madu] kaddu mucci māḍu to carry out in a secretive manner, suggesting dishonesty; ಕದ್ದ ರೊಟ್ಟಿ ಬೇರೆ, ದೇವರ ಪ್ರಸಾದ ಬೇರೆ [kadda rotti bere, devara prasada bere] kadda roṭṭi bēre, dēvara prasāda bēre (said about greedy persons) let money come from all ways, means of getting it need not have any legal or moral restrictions; ಕದ್ದು ಕಡುಬು ತಂದುಕೊಟ್ಟರೆ, ಬೆಲ್ಲ ಸಾಲದು ಅಂದ [kaddu kadubu tamdukottare, bella saladu amda] kaddu kaḍubu tandukoṭṭare, bella sāladu anda to criticise the person who took risk in helping one in need; ಕದ್ದು ತಿನ್ನುವುದಕ್ಕಿಂತ, ಬೇಡಿ ತಿನ್ನುವುದು ಲೇಸು [kaddu tinnuvudakkimta, bedi tinnuvudu lesu] kaddu tinnuvudakkinta bēḍI tinnuvudu lēsu a loaf of bread earned in a humble way is preferred to the one stolen; ತಾನು ಕದಿಯಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಅರಸನ ಅಂಜಿಕೆಯಿಲ್ಲ [tanu kadiyalilla, arasana amjikeyilla] tānu kadiyalilla, arasana anjikeyilla he who is innocent may well be confident; ಕದ್ದವನು ಓಡಿಹೋದ, ಇದ್ದವನು ಸಿಕ್ಕಿಬಿದ್ದ [kaddavanu odihoda, iddavanu sikkibidda] kaddavanu ōḍihōda, iddavanu sikkibidda hewho was guilty escaped, while the innocent was punished; ಅಗೆ ಕದಿಯೋ ಕಳ್ಳ್ಕನಿಗೆ ಬೆಳೆಕದಿಯೋ ಕುಕ್ಕರಿ [age kadiyo kallkanige belekadiyo kukkari] age kadiyō kaḷḷanige beḷekadiyō kukkari a bad master can have only a worse servant.

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Kāḍi (ಕಾಡಿ):—[noun] a forest dwelling woman.

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Kāḍi (ಕಾಡಿ):—[noun] an old unit of measure.

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Kāḍi (ಕಾಡಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman of black complexion.

2) [noun] a manifestation of Mother Goddess Pārvati, in a black and formidable form.

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Kādi (ಕಾದಿ):—[noun] homespun cotton cloth made in India.

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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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