Pindada, aka: Piṇḍada, Pinda-da, Piṇḍadā; 2 Definition(s)


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Piṇḍada (पिण्डद).—a.

1) one who gives food, one who supplies with bread or with any other means of subsistence; श्वा पिण्डदस्य कुरुते गजपुङ्गवस्तु धीरं विलोकयति चाटुशतैश्च भुङ्क्ते (śvā piṇḍadasya kurute gajapuṅgavastu dhīraṃ vilokayati cāṭuśataiśca bhuṅkte) Bh.2.31.

3) one who is qualified to give the funeral rice-balls to deceased ancestors; Y.2.132. (-daḥ) 1 the nearest male relation who offers the funeral rice-ball.

2) a master, patron.

Piṇḍada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piṇḍa and da (द).

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Piṇḍadā (पिण्डदा).—a mother

Piṇḍadā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piṇḍa and (दा).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piṇḍada (पिण्डद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) 1. Who or what gives the funeral cake to deceased ancestors. 2. One who supports or feeds another. m.

(-daḥ) 1. The nearest male relation who offers the funeral cake. 2. A patron, a master. E. piṇḍa, and da who or what gives.

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