Nadimatrika, Nadīmātṛka, Nadi-matrika: 7 definitions



Nadimatrika 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.

The Sanskrit term Nadīmātṛka can be transliterated into English as Nadimatrka or Nadimatrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Agriculture: A Survey

Nadīmātṛka (नदीमातृक) refers to “(land) watered by a river” and represents one of the twelve types of lands mentioned in the Amarakoṣa and classified according to fertility of the soil, irrigation and physical characteristics. Agriculture (kṛṣi) is frequently mentioned in India’s ancient literature.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Nadīmātṛka (नदीमातृक) refers to “land full of rivers, etc.”, as defined in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). Accordingly, “a land full of rivers, lotuses and grains is called nadī-mātṛka, while a region rich with rains and lotuses is known as deva-mātṛka”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nadimatrika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nadīmātṛka (नदीमातृक).—a S (River-mothered.) Watered by rivers--a country. Opp. to dēvamātṛka.

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

nadīmātṛka (नदीमातृक).—a Watered by rivers–a country.

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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

[«previous next»] — Nadimatrika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nadīmātṛka (नदीमातृक).—a. watered by rivers, irrigated, supplied with the water of rivers, canals &c. (as a country &c.); संग्रामभूमीषु भवत्यरीणामस्रैर्नदीमातृकतां गतासु (saṃgrāmabhūmīṣu bhavatyarīṇāmasrairnadīmātṛkatāṃ gatāsu) N.3.38; cf. देवमातृक (devamātṛka); देशो नद्यम्बुवृष्ट्यम्बुसंपन्नव्रीहिपालितः । स्यान्नदीमातृको देवमातृकश्च यथाक्रमम् (deśo nadyambuvṛṣṭyambusaṃpannavrīhipālitaḥ | syānnadīmātṛko devamātṛkaśca yathākramam) || Ak.

Nadīmātṛka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nadī and mātṛka (मातृक).

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

Nadīmātṛka (नदीमातृक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Watered by rivers, (land, rice, &c.) E. nadī a river, mātṛ a mother, kan aff.

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

Nadīmātṛka (नदीमातृक):—[=nadī-mātṛka] [from nadī > nad] mfn. ‘r°-nourished’, well watered, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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