Padi, Pāḍī, Paḍi: 11 definitions



Padi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Paḍi is the name of a tank that was situated in Utarapura-atana: a sub-district of Upalabijaka, which existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

Source: Shodhganga: A study of place names of Nalgonda district

Padi or Vadi is one of the terms designating an ‘administrative division’ used in the inscriptions of Andhra Pradesh.—Padi is variously understood as a military camp, hamlet, quarters and district. In the sense of a large district or territory this appellation was employed by the Cholas. But at the time of the Early Pallavas padi was meant for a small division like Nadattapati. For the Cholas Perumbanapadi was an extensive sub-division of Jayangondasola-mandalam. The appellation vadi seems to be a variant of padi. Some of the known vadi divisons, also under the Cholas, are Kandravadi, Noyyana-vadi, Odda-vadi and natavadi.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Paḍi.—(EI 21), a measure. Note: paḍi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pāḍī (पाडी).—f A female calf (of a cow, not of a buffalo). 2 The name of a freshwater fish.

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pāḍī (पाडी).—f (In the muṛhēṃ region. Probably from H A hill-bearer.) A set of palanquin bearers.

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

pāḍī (पाडी).—f A female calf.

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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

Padi (पदि).—Ved.

1) An animal moving with its feet.

2) A bird.

Derivable forms: padiḥ (पदिः).

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

Padī (पदी).—see 3. pad and pada.

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

Padi (पदि):—[from pad] m. ([probably]) a kind of animal, [Ṛg-veda i, 125, 2 (a bird, Mahīdhara]; = gantu, [Nirukta, by Yāska v, 18]).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Padi (पदि):—m. nach [Yāska’s Nirukta 5, 18] so v. a. gantu (wohl laufendes Thier überh.), nach [DURGA] Vogel; viell. ein best Thier: mu.ṣījayeva.padi.utsināti [Ṛgveda 1, 125, 2.]

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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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