Padra: 11 definitions

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

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Padra (पद्र) is a word denoting a ‘village’ or ‘hamlet’ and can be seen as a synonym for grāma, often used in inscriptions.—Terms such as padra are in many cases, associated with the names of the villages so as to become the ending part of the different place-names. Inscriptions throw light on the location of the villages in different ways. Firstly, they communicate us an idea about the country, the division and the sub-division to which these villages belonged. Secondly, the inscriptions provide information regarding theboundaries of the donated villages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Padra.—(IE 8-4; EI 24; CII 4), ‘a village’; often suffixed to the names of villages; see padraka. Cf. pādrīyaka (LP), those living in the confines of a village. (IE 8-5), probably, ‘inhabited area’; may also be ‘com- mon land’ (cf. padraka); cf. sa-padra-araṇyaka as an epithet of a gift village. Note: padra 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 mythology, zoology, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

padrā (पद्रा).—m (Properly padara) A film or covering (as coming over the eye or a sore).

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

padrā (पद्रा).—m A film or covering.

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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

Padra (पद्र).—

1) A village.

2) A village road.

3) The earth.

4) Name of a district.

Derivable forms: padraḥ (पद्रः).

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

Padra (पद्र).—m.

(-draḥ) 1. A village. 2. The entrance into a village. E. pad to go, rak Unadi aff.

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

Padra (पद्र).—[masculine] a village.

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

1) Padra (पद्र):—[from pad] a See p. 585, col. 2.

2) b m. (√2. pad?) a village or = saṃveśa, [Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 13 [Scholiast or Commentator]] (-vaḍa, -saṇḍa and -saḍa [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan] perhaps [wrong reading] for -baṭu, or -baṇḍa, ‘village lad or cripple’)

3) a road in a village, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) the earth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Name of a district, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Padra (पद्र):—(draḥ) 1. m. A village or its entrance.

[Sanskrit to German]

Padra 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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