Padapa, Pādapa, Pada-pa: 20 definitions


Padapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Padap.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Pādapa (पादप) refers to a “plant”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.246)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Pādapa (पादप) refers to a “tree”, as mentioned in a list of twenty-five synonyms in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Pādapa] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Pādapa (पादप) refers to “trees” (useful during hunting), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting by means of artifice (kālyā) is of four kinds [...]. (b) Mūlalagnikā is that in which animals are deceived and killed by many people standing under cover of trees (pādapa-cchanna) and gradually coming close to each other behind them”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Pādapa (पादप) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Pādapa] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Pādapa (पादप) refers to a “tree”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Those [people] who, having discerned [this], still do not do what is beneficial for themselves in the human state, certainly cultivate a poisonous tree (viṣa-pādapa) for their own destruction”.

Synonyms: Vṛkṣa, Aṅghripa, Kuja.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pādapa : (m.) a tree.

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

Pādapa refers to: “drinking with the foot, ” N. for tree Pv IV. 39 (cp. PvA. 251); Miln. 117, 376; Vism. 533; VvA. 212; Sdhp. 270.

Note: pādapa is a Pali compound consisting of the words pāda and pa.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paḍapa (पडप).—n (paḍhiyantā Dear, darling.) Excessive fondness for and admiration of; extravagant inclination to sing the praises of and boast of: also the praises of, or the celebrated virtues and merits of. Ex. sukhāsīṃ mahāsukha bhēṭalēṃ kiṃ svānubhavāsīṃ pa0 jōḍalēṃ dōghē ānandēṃ sphuñjōṃ lāgalē: also the praises of, or the virtues and merits of, as disallowed or rebuked. v sāṅga, bōla. 2 Assumed importance or consequence; airs, affectation, arrogance. Ex. cākarā- cēṃ itakēṃ pa0 kaśāsa pāhijē. 3 Novelty or remarkableness; marvelousness, showiness, or striking fineness (of matters or things). Ex. tyā gōṣṭīcēṃ mōṭhēṃ pa0 vāṭatēṃ or jhālēṃ.

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pādapa (पादप).—m S A tree. Ex. śvāpadēṃ pāṣāṇa pādapa || sītā mhaṇōni āliṅgī ||.

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

paḍapa (पडप).—n Excessive fondness for and admiration of. Arrogance. Novelty.

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pādapa (पादप).—m A tree.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pādapa (पादप).—

1) a tree; निरस्तपादपे देशे एरण्डोऽपि द्रुमायते (nirastapādape deśe eraṇḍo'pi drumāyate) H.1.67; अनुभवति हि मूर्ध्ना पादपस्तीव्रमुष्णम् (anubhavati hi mūrdhnā pādapastīvramuṣṇam) Ś.5.7.

2) a foot-stool.

- a shoe. °खण्डः, -ण्डम् (khaṇḍaḥ, -khaṇḍam) a grove of trees. °रुहा (ruhā) a climbing plant.

Derivable forms: pādapaḥ (पादपः).

Pādapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and pa (प).

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

Pādapa (पादप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. A tree. 2. A foot-stool, a cushion, &c. for the feet. f.

(-pā) A shoe, a slipper. E. pāda, a foot, or root, and to drink or preserve, aff. ka.

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

Pādapa (पादप).—[pāda-pa] (vb. 1. ), m. A tree, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 246.

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

Pādapa (पादप).—[masculine] plant, tree (drinking with the foot or root).

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

1) Pādapa (पादप):—[=pāda-pa] [from pāda > pād] a See p.618.

2) [=pāda-pa] [from pād] 1. pāda-pa (√1. ) m. (ifc. f(ā). ) ‘drinking at foot or root’, a tree, plant, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (-ka idem ifc. [Kathāsaritsāgara])

3) [=pāda-pa] [from pād] 2. pāda-pa m. (√3. ) a foot-stool or cushion for the feet, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Pādapā (पादपा):—[=pāda-pā] [from pāda-pa > pād] f. a shoe, slipper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Pādapa (पादप):—[pāda-pa] (paḥ) 1. m. A tree; a footstool. f. () A shoe or slipper.

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

Pādapa (पादप) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāyava.

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Padapa in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pādapa (पादप) [Also spelled padap]:—(nm) tree; plant.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paḍapa (ಪಡಪ):—[noun] a small pouch for carrying betel leaves, arecanut etc.

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Pādapa (ಪಾದಪ):—[noun] that which drinks water through its root; a plant, esp. a tree.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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