Lada, Lāḍa: 13 definitions


Lada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Laad.

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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Lada (or, Lāḍa) refers to one of the 84 castes (gaccha) in the Jain community according to various sources. The associated place of origin is known as Lanvagadha (or, Lāñvāgaḍha). The Jain caste and sub-caste system was a comparatively later development within their community, and it may have arisen from the ancient classification of Brāhmaṇa, Kṣatriya, Vaiśya and Śūdra. Before distinction of these classes (such as Lada), the society was not divided into distinct separate sections, but all were considered as different ways of life and utmost importance was attached to individual chartacter and mode of behaviour.

According to Dr. Vilas Adinath Sangava, “Jainism does not recognise castes (viz., Lada) as such and at the same time the Jaina books do not specifically obstruct the observance of caste rules by the members of the Jaina community. The attitude of Jainism towards caste is that it is one of the social practices, unconnected with religion, observed by people; and it was none of its business to regulate the working of the caste system” (source).

The legendary account of the origin of these 84 Jain castes (e.g., Lada) relate that once a rich Jain invited members of the Jain community in order to establish a vaiśya-mahāsabhā (i.e. Central Association of Traders). In response, 84 representatives came from different places (e.g., Lanvagadha), and they were later seen as the progenitors of these castes. Various sources however mention differences in the list.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Lada in Niger is the name of a plant defined with Cissus populnea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2004)
· TSW Holistic Health Med. (2006)
· Florae Senegambiae Tentamen (1831)
· Pakis. J. Biol. Sci.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

laḍa (लड).—f P A load of leaves.

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laḍa (लड).—f ( H) A string (of pearls, flowers &c.): also a string of silk, of gold or silver threads &c.

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laḍā (लडा).—m P A tup or ram.

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lāḍa (लाड).—m (laḍa S) Caressing, fondling, tiddling; the loving language and action of a parent, nurse &c.: also the coaxing or endearments of a child. lāḍa cālaviṇēṃ or puraviṇēṃ To gratify the fond fancy or desire of; to indulge or pet.

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lāḍa (लाड).—m A caste or an individual of it. They sell betel-leaf, areca-nut, tobacco, bhang &c.

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lāḍa (लाड).—f (Commonly rāḍa) The muck-pit in the festival of Shimga.

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lādā (लादा).—m ( H) A mass (of kneaded dough, trampled and prepared mud or mortar); a well-kneaded and well-moistened mass generally: also an oozy and soft mass (as of raw sugar, boiled rice, sloppy dough). 2 A square of thick mud as dug out by thespade paḷīṃva in making water-banks.

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lādā (लादा).—m ( or H) A load of clothes for the wash. (With or without pāṅgharuṇāñcā or vastrāñcā.) 2 A load or weighty mass more freely; any quantity (as of boiled rice, raw sugar &c.) considered as excessive. 3 unc A clogged mass (as of clothes, papers, hairs): also clogged state.

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

laḍa (लड) [-ḍī, -डी].—f ḍha m A string (of pearls, flowers, &c.).

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lāḍa (लाड).—m Caressing; the coaxing of a child. lāḍa cālaviṇēṃ-purāviṇēṃ Gratify the fond fancy or desire of; indulge.

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lādā (लादा).—m A load or weighty mass, any quantity (as of boiled rice &c.) con- sidered as excessive. A dogged mass. as of clothes &c. A well-kneaded and well-moistened mass gen.

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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 dictionary

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

Lāḍa (लाड).—m., also adj., f. Lāḍī (compare Pali Lāḷa, Prakrit Lāḍa, the latter identified by [Paia-sadda-mahaṇṇavo] with Sanskrit Lāṭa), name of a country or province, and pl. people, in India: Lāḍodreṣu (read °ḍreṣu?) tathā Sindhau (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 233.7; Lāḍī vācā, the language of L., id. 9; Lāḍānāṃ janapade (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 624.8; °nām adhipatir 625.2, 17.

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

Lāḍa (लाड).—m. A proper name, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 226.

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

1) Lāḍa (लाड):—m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) of a royal race, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German]

Lada in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Laḍa (लड):—(nf) a string; row.

2) Lāḍa (लाड):—(nm) affection, fondness, endearment; caressing; —[cāva/pyāra] see [lāḍa; —karanā/laḍanā] to fondle, to caress; -[laḍaitā] fonded, dear/darling.

3) Lāda (लाद) [Also spelled laad]:—(nf) belly; entails, bowels; burden, loading; —[nikalanā] tummy to bulge out.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Lāḍa (लाड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Lāṭa.

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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

Lāḍa (ಲಾಡ):—[noun] = ಲಾಟ - [lata -] 1 & 2.

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Lāḍa (ಲಾಡ):—

1) [noun] a metal plate nailed to the hooves of oxen, horses, etc. for protection; a shoe.

2) [noun] a payment made or to be made by the players of the game of chance to the person who runs such a club.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Lāḍa (लाड):—n. fondling; caressing; endearment;

2) Lādā (लादा):—n. pl. of लादो [lādo]

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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