Maddi, Maddī: 5 definitions


Maddi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Maddi [ಮಡ್ಡಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Morinda citrifolia L. from the Rubiaceae (coffee) family. For the possible medicinal usage of maddi, 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.

Maddi in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Morinda coreia Buch.-Ham. from the Rubiaceae (Coffee) family having the following synonyms: Morinda tinctoria, Morinda pubescens, Morinda coreia var. tomentosa.

Maddi [ಮಡ್ಡಿ] in the Kannada language, ibid. previous identification.

Maddi [ಮಡ್ಡಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Ailanthus triphysa (Dennst.) Alston from the Simaroubaceae (Quassia) family having the following synonyms: Ailanthus malabarica, Pongelion malabaricum.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Wife of Vessantara whose first cousin she was, being the daughter of the Madda king. When Vessantara went into exile, she, with her two children, Jali and Kanhajina, accompanied him. At Vankagiri she and the children occupied one of the hermitages provided for them by Vissakamma, at Sakkas orders. While she was getting fruit and leaves, Jujaka obtained from Vessantara the two children as slaves. Maddi the previous night had had a dream warning her of this, but Vessantara had consoled her. When she came back from her quest for food later than usual, the gods having contrived to detain her, she found the children missing, and searched for them throughout the night. It was at dawn the next day, on her recovery from a death like swoon, that Vessantara told her of the gift of the children, describing the miracles, which had attended the gift and showing how they presaged that he would reach Enlightenment. Maddi, understanding, rejoiced herself in the gift.

The next day Sakka appeared in the guise of a brahmin and asked Vessantara, to give him Maddi as his slave. Seeing him hesitate, Maddi urged him to let her go, saying that she belonged to him to do as he would with her. The gift was made and accepted by Sakka. He then, however, gave her back, with praises of Vessantara and Maddi. For these details see the Vessantara Jataka; we also Cyp.i.9; Mil.117, 281 f; J.i.77; DhA.i.406.

Maddi is identified with Rahulamata.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

maddi : (aor. of maddati) crushed; trampled on; subjugated.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Maddī (मद्दी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mādrī.

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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

Maḍḍi (ಮಡ್ಡಿ):—

1) [noun] matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; sediment.

2) [noun] a solid mass of no special shape or made look like a ball; a lump.

3) [noun] any food that is over-boiled and has become a lump-like mass.

4) [noun] water mixed with kitchen waste, used with chaff to feed cattle.

5) [noun] the large-sized, deciduous tree Ailanthus malabarica of Simarobaceae family with pinnate leaves, winged fruits.

6) [noun] the resin exuded as incense.

7) [noun] a kind of fragrant substance.

8) [noun] a tax levied on fragrances, myrrh, incense, etc.

9) [noun] the husks of paddy, wheat or other grain separated in hulling, threshing or winnowing; chaff; hull.

10) [noun] (fig.) overbearing pride; arrogance.

11) [noun] the medium-sized, deciduous tree Boswellia serrata ( = B. thurifera) of Burseraceae family.

12) [noun] the plant Morinda tomentosa ( = M. tinctoria) of Rubiaceae family.

13) [noun] 'the tree Morinda citrifolia of the same family: Indian mulberry.'

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Maḍḍi (ಮಡ್ಡಿ):—[adjective] = ಮಡ್ಡ [madda]1.

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Maḍḍi (ಮಡ್ಡಿ):—[noun] = ಮಡೆಯ [madeya].

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Maḍḍi (ಮಡ್ಡಿ):—[noun] a mound or small hill; a hillock.

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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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