Ovada, Ovāda: 5 definitions


Ovada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Ovada in Ivory Coast is the name of a plant defined with Pentaclethra macrophylla in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Harpalyce macrocarpa Britton & P. Wilson.

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2001)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1983)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2007)
· Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment (2004)
· Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
· Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club (1920)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ovāda : (m.) advice; exhortation; instruction.

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

Ovāda, (BSk. avavāda in same sense as P. ) advice, instruction, admonition, exhortation Vin. I, 50 = II. 228; II, 255 = IV. 52; D. I, 137 (°paṭikara, function of a king); J. III, 256 (anovādakara one who cannot be helped by advice, cp. ovadaka); Nett 91, 92; DhA. I, 13, 398 (dasavidha o.); VvA. 345.—ovādaṃ deti to give advice PvA. 11, 12, 15, (Page 171)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ovāda (ओवाद) or Avavāda.—(so regularly Mahāvastu, otherwise ava°; to avavadati) m. (= Pali ovāda), admonition, instruction: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 202.10 sattvāvavāda-kuśalānāṃ; Lalitavistara 244.16 datto 'vavādo 'bhūt, the admonition (instruction) was granted; Mahāvastu i.104.9 ovādena ovadanti; 307.10; iii.53.8, 10; Mahāvyutpatti 1440; 6534; 7600; 8442—4; Divyāvadāna 240.17; 281.28; bodhi- sattvāvavāda, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 65.1 et alibi, epithet of Mahāvaipulya sūtras such as Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (for this Kashgar recension regularly reads bodhisattvotpāda, KN note to l.c.); parallel with the virtual synonym anuśāsanī, q.v., Mahāvastu iii.51.16—17 karaṇīyo ovādo karaṇīyā anuśāsanī; these two often compounded as avavādānuśāsanī (Mahāvastu ovādānu°), dvandva, but regularly sg. with fem. gender (§ 23.3): Lalitavistara 244.15 (read with mss. avavādānuśāsanī, or °nīm, asya; the reading of both edd. is impossible), admonition and instruction: Divyāvadāna 318.24; 340.28 = 567.9; Mahāvastu iii.60.16; 206.4; Bodhisattvabhūmi 178.17; 224.16; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 5a.1.

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Ovāda (ओवाद) or Ovadati.—(°-), see ava-v°.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ovaḍa (ओवड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avapat.

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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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