Padadi, aka: Pādādi, Padādi, Pada-adi; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Pādādi (पादादि) refers to one of the ten kinds of yamaka, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17. Yamaka is one of the four “figures of speech” (alaṃkāra), used when composing dramatic compositions (kāvya).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

1) Padādi (पदादि).—Beginning of a word, the first letter of a word; cf. सात्पदाद्योः (sātpadādyoḥ) P. VIII.3.111; cf. also स्वरितो वानुदात्ते पदादौ (svarito vānudātte padādau) P. VIII.2.6. Patañjali, for the sake of argument has only once explained पदादि (padādi) as पदादादिः (padādādiḥ) cf. M.Bh.on I. 1. 63 Vāŗt. 6;

2) Padādi.—A class of words headed by the word पद् (pad) which is substituted for पद (pada) in all cases except the nom. and the acc. singular and dual; this class, called पदादि (padādi), contains the substitutes पद्, दत्, नस् (pad, dat, nas) etc. respectively for पाद दन्त, नासिका (pāda danta, nāsikā) etc. cf. Kās on P. VI. 1.63;

3) Padādi.—The words in the class, called पदादि (padādi), constiting of the words पद्, दत्, नस्, मस् हृत् (pad, dat, nas, mas hṛt) and निश् (niś) only, which have the case affix after them accented acute; cf. P. VI. 1.171.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

paḍadī (पडदी).—f (paḍadā) A wall of one brick in breadth (whether as a partition-wall or generally).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paḍadī (पडदी).—f A wall of one brick in breadth.

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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Padādi (पदादि).—

1) the beginning of the line of a stanza.

2) the beginning or first letter of a word. °विद् (vid) m. a bad student (knowing only the beginnings of stanzas).

Derivable forms: padādiḥ (पदादिः).

Padādi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pada and ādi (आदि).

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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