Phadaka, aka: Phaḍakā; 2 Definition(s)


Phadaka means something in 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.

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[Phadaka in Marathi glossaries]

phaḍakā (फडका).—m A piece of cloth; a remnant, strip, slip; also a torn, old, or common piece; a rag, clout, tatter. 2 A garment of females,--a sort of ghāgarā or gown. 3 Flapping or a flap (of a wing, hand &c). pha0 phāḍaṇēṃ or phāḍūna dēṇēṃ To reply or to say flatly, smack, outright, downright.

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phaḍākā (फडाका).—m (phaḍa!) Flapping or a flap (of a wing, flag, sail &c.); a whisk (of a garment or cloth). 2 A smart pattering shower, or the patter of it; the clapping, slapping, and slamming (as of things exposed to a high wind); the clatter and rattle (of high words or abusive altercation; as tōṇḍācā- śivyāñcā -bhāṇḍaṇyācā pha0). See further under the adverb phaḍāḍāṃ.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

phaḍakā (फडका).—m-kēṃ n A piece of cloth. A rag, &c. phaḍakā phāḍaṇēṃ or phāḍūna dēṇēṃ To reply downright.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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dhuvaṭa (धुवट).—a Washed. Bleached.
phaḍakēṃ (फडकें).—n (Deprec. form of phaḍakā) A common piece of cloth, a rag, a clout.

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