Padava, Paḍavā: 6 definitions


Padava means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Padava (पदव) [?] (in Chinese: Po-t'o-p'o) is the name of an ancient kingdom associated with Svāti or Svātinakṣatra, as mentioned in chapter 18 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—Chapter 18 deals with geographical astrology and, in conversation with Brahmarāja and others, Buddha explains how he entrusts the Nakṣatras [e.g., Svāti] with a group of kingdoms [e.g., Padava] for the sake of protection and prosperity.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paḍavā (पडवा).—m A certain dried fruit. Used as a drug.

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paḍāva (पडाव).—m ( H) An encamping or a halting (of an army, a band of herdsmen, dealers, pilgrims &c.) 2 The place of encampment or halting.

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paḍāva (पडाव) [or पडांव, paḍāṃva].—m ( H) A kind of boat carrying from five to twenty khaṇḍī.

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pāḍava (पाडव).—m (pāḍaṇēṃ) Running down the notes of the gamut. v kara. 2 m & a Better pāḍāva.

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pāḍavā (पाडवा).—m (pratipadā) The first lunar day of either half-month. 2 Applied, par eminence, to varṣa- pratipadā the first day of the year.

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pāḍavā (पाडवा).—m unc (pāḍaṇēṃ) Knocking down. v kara g. of o.

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pāḍāva (पाडाव).—m (pāḍaṇēṃ) Defeat, discomfiture, overthrow. 2 Used sometimes as a Overthrown and captured; beaten and taken. Ex. agōdhara dōnaśēṃ ghōḍīṃ pā0 kēlīṃ nantara khāsā pā0 kēlā. pā0 karūna ghēṇēṃ To beat down unreasonably in buying; pā0 vikaṇēṃ To demand extortionably in selling.

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

paḍāva (पडाव) [or paḍāṃva, or पडांव].—m A kind of boat carry- ing from five to twenty khaṇḍī.

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pāḍavā (पाडवा).—m The first day of lunar month. Applied, par eminence, to varṣapratipadā the first day of Chaitra or Kartika.

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pāḍāva (पाडाव).—m Defeat, overthrow. a Over- thrown and captured; beaten and taken.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Paḍavā (पडवा):—(nf) the first day of each lunar fortnight (also [pratipadā]).

2) Paḍāva (पडाव):—(nm) a halt; halting place; bivouac; encampment, camp; —[ḍālanā] to bivouac; to camp; to make a halt.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Pāḍava (पाडव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Pāṭava.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paḍāva (ಪಡಾವ):—

1) [noun] any vessel of considerable size (larger than a boat), propelled by sails or powered by an engine, navigating deep water; a ship.

2) [noun] a place where one normally lives in.

3) [noun] a place or region that is richer or more comfortable to live in than other places or regions.

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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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