Marda: 7 definitions


Marda 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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

marda (मर्द).—m ( P) A man; but in use implying praise for boldness, firmness, stanchness, manliness; and applied as our word MAN to one of noble qualities or eminent qualifications. 2 This word is used in letters before the name of a man, a keeper of a female. Esp. this keeper being a Musalman, and his woman a Maharin̤ or Kykaṛin̤.

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mardā (मर्दा).—a mardānā a ( P) Bold, fearless, resolute, intrepid.

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

marda (मर्द).—m A man.

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mardā (मर्दा).—a Bold, intrepid.

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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

Marda (मर्द).—a. [mṛd-ghañ] Crushing, pounding, grinding, destroying &c. (at the end of comp.).

-rdaḥ 1 Grinding, pounding.

2) A violent stroke, friction; सूर्यं हतप्रभं पश्य ग्रहमर्दं मिथो दिवि (sūryaṃ hataprabhaṃ paśya grahamardaṃ mitho divi) Bhāg.1.14.17.

3) A kind of instrument useful for calculation about eclipses.

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

Marda (मर्द).—m.

(-rdaḥ) 1. A violent stroke. 2. Grinding, crushing.

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

Marda (मर्द).—i. e. mṛd + a, m. Grinding, pounding, Mahābhārata 1, 1121.

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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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