Padapa, aka: Pādapa, Pada-pa; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

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

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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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)

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
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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

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pādapa : (m.) a tree.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

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Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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pādapa (पादप).—m A tree.

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

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: 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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