Palada, Palāda, Pala-ada: 8 definitions



Palada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Palada (पलद) refers to a name-ending for place-names according to Pāṇini IV.1.142. Pāṇini also cautions his readers that the etymological meaning of place-names should not be held authoritative since the name should vanish when the people leave the place who gave their name to it.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Palāda (पलाद).—a demon, Rākṣasa; निर्दग्धुं निखिलाः पलाशसमिधो मेध्यादयोध्यारणेः (nirdagdhuṃ nikhilāḥ palāśasamidho medhyādayodhyāraṇeḥ) Rām. champū.

Derivable forms: palādaḥ (पलादः).

Palāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pala and ada (अद). See also (synonyms): palāśa, palāśana.

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

Palāda (पलाद).—mf.

(-daḥ-dā) A Rakshasa, male or female. E. pala flesh, ada who eats; also palādana mf. (-naḥ-nī).

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

1) Palada (पलद):—[=pala-da] [from pala] m. ‘straw-giver (?)’, a [particular] material for building, ([probably]) bundles of straw or reeds used for roofing and wainscoting, [Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] ifc. in names of villages (dīya mfn.), [Pāṇini 4-2, 142]

3) Palāda (पलाद):—[from pala] m. ‘f°-eater’, a Rākṣasa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Pālada (पालद):—mfn. ([from] pala-da), [Pāṇini 4-2, 110.]

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

Palāda (पलाद):—[palā+da] (daḥ-dā) 1. m. f. A Rākshasa.

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Palada 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Palaḍā (पलडा):—(nm) a balance-pan; —[ūṃcā honā] to have an upper hand; to be in an advantageous position; —[bhārī honā] to have a stronger case, to be in a stronger position; to have an advantage over; to gain an upper hand.

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