Odana; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Odana (ओदन) refers to “cooked rice”, forming part of a common diet in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Odana is is recommended as an offering for the deities and as food of the common people (v. 504). Most of the references to the articles of diet occur in the Nīlamata in connection with the offerings made to the gods but it is not difficult to infer from them the food and drink of the common people because “what a man eats his gods eat”.

(Source): archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Odana (ओदन)—One of the food-preparations mentioned in the Ṛg-veda.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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Pali-English dictionary

odana : (nt.; m.) boiled rice.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Odana, (m. & nt.) (Sk. odana, to Idg. *ud, from which also udaka, q. v. for full etym. ) boiled (milk-)rice, gruel Vin. II, 214 (m.); D. I, 76, 105; S. I, 82 (nāḷik°); DhA. IV, 17 (id.); A. III, 49; IV, 231; Sn. 18; J. III, 425 (til° m.); Dhs. 646, 740, 875; PvA. 73; VvA. 98; Sdhp. 113. Combd. with kummāsa (sour milk) in phrase o-k-upa-caya a heap of boiled rice and sour milk, of the body (see kāya I.); also at M. I, 247. (Page 166)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

Marathi-English dictionary

ōḍaṇa (ओडण).—n (Poetry.) A shield. See ex. under ōḍhaṇa.

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ōḍāṇa (ओडाण) [or ओढाण, ōḍhāṇa].—a R (See ōḍhāḷa) Straying, roving.

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ōdana (ओदन).—m (S) Boiled rice. ōdanācēṃ n A dinner or a meal.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ōdana (ओदन).—m Boiled rice.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Odana (ओदन).—[und-yuc Uṇ.2.76]

1) Food, boiled rice; e. g. दध्योदनः, घृत°, गुड°, मांस° (dadhyodanaḥ, ghṛta°, guḍa°, māṃsa°) &c.

2) Grain mashed and cooked with milk.

3) A cloud. (Sometimes odana is prefixed to the names of pupils to denote that the pupil's object is more to be fed by his master than be taught; e. g. odanapāṇinīyāḥ P.VI.2.69 Sk. Mbh. on P.I.1.73. - The plant (balā) Sida Cordifolia (Mar. cikaṇā).

Derivable forms: odanaḥ (ओदनः), odanam (ओदनम्).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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