Padika, Pādika: 8 definitions

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Padika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pādika (पादिक).—The time of the night, calculated from the moment of the moon.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 45.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pādika.—cf. Telugu-Kannaḍa pātika (CITD); one-fourth of anything; (1/64)th part of the coin termed pagoda (q.v.). Note: pādika 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

padika : (adj.) consisting of poetical lines. (m.) a pedestrian.

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

Padika, (adj.) (fr. pada 1; cp. padaka3) consisting of feet or parts, —fold; dvādasa° twelve fold J. I, 75 (paccayākāra). (Page 409)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Padika (पदिक).—a.

1) Going on foot, pedestrian.

2) One Pada long.

3) Containing only one division.

-kaḥ A footman.

-kam The point of the foot.

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Pādika (पादिक).—a. (- f.)

1) Amounting to a quarter or fourth; पादिकं शतम् (pādikaṃ śatam), 25 per cent.

2) Lasting for a quarter of the time; Ms 3.1.

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

Padika (पदिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Going on foot. m.

(-kaḥ) A foot soldier. n.

(-kaṃ) The point of the foot. E. pada a foot. aff. ṣṭhan.

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Pādika (पादिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Fourth, a fourth. E. pāda a quarter, and ṭhak aff.

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

Pādika (पादिक).—i. e. pāda + ika, adj. Amounting to a quarter, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 1.

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

1) Padikā (पदिका):—[from padaka > pad] f. See tri-padikā and dvi-p.

2) Padika (पदिक):—[from pad] mf(ī)n. going on foot, pedestrian [gana] parpādi

3) [v.s. ...] one Pada long, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] comprising (only) one partition or division, [Varāha-mihira; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

5) [v.s. ...] n. the point of the foot, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Pādikā (पादिका):—[from pādaka > pād] f. a sandal, shoe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] ifc. = foot, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

8) Pādika (पादिक):—[from pād] mf(ī)n. lasting for a quarter of the time, [Manu-smṛti iii, 1]

9) [v.s. ...] amounting to + (n. with śata, 25 percent, [Mahābhārata]; with or sc. ahar, daily wages, [Patañjali])

10) [v.s. ...] versed in or studying the Pada-patha [gana] ukthādi, [Kāśikā-vṛtti]

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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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