Pradhi, Pradhī: 10 definitions


Pradhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Pradhi (प्रधि) is the name of some part of the wheel of a chariot, probably the ‘felly’. In one passage of the Rigveda, and in one of the Atharvaveda, the ‘nave’ (nabhya) and the ‘felly’ (pradhi) are mentioned along with the upadhi, which must then be either a collective name for the spokes or an inner rim within the felly and binding the spokes. In the riddle hymn of the Rigveda twelve pradhis are mentioned with three naves, one wheel, and three hundred and sixty spokes; what exactly is here meant by this particular term it would be useless to conjecture, though it is clear that the passage as a whole symbolizes the year with three seasons, twelve months, and three hundred and sixty days. Elsewhere the nave and the pradhi alone are mentioned, or the pradhi occurs by itself.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradhi (प्रधि).—

1) The periphery of a wheel; चक्रे प्रधिरिवासक्तः (cakre pradhirivāsaktaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.51.58; Śiśupālavadha 15.79; मुहुर्युधि क्षतसुरशत्रुशोणितप्लुतप्रधिं रथमधिरोहति स्म सः (muhuryudhi kṣatasuraśatruśoṇitaplutapradhiṃ rathamadhirohati sma saḥ) Śiśupālavadha 17.27.

2) A well.

3) Orb, disc.

4) A segment. °अनीकम् (anīkam) centre of a segment; a well.

Derivable forms: pradhiḥ (प्रधिः).

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Pradhī (प्रधी).—a. Pre-eminently intelligent. -f. Great intelligence.

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

Pradhi (प्रधि).—m.

(-dhiḥ) 1. The periphery of a wheel. 2. A well. E. pra principal, dhā to have, ki aff.

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Pradhī (प्रधी).—Adj. Pre-eminently intelligent. f. (-dhī) Great intelligence.

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

Pradhi (प्रधि).—i. e. pra-dhā (cf. nidhi), m. The periphery of a wheel.

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

Pradhi (प्रधि).—[masculine] the circumference or rim of a wheel; [plural] the fellies.

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

1) Pradhi (प्रधि):—[=pra-dhi] [from pra-dhā] a m. the felly of a wheel (also [plural]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] orb, disc (of the moon), [Ṛg-veda x, 138, 6]

3) [v.s. ...] a segment, [Śulba-sūtra]

4) [=pra-dhi] b See above.

5) Pradhī (प्रधी):—[=pra-dhī] 1. pra-√dhī (or -dīdhī, only p. pr. -dīdhyat and -dīdhyāna), to long for, strive after, [Ṛg-veda i, 113, 10];

—to look out, be on the watch, [Atharva-veda x, 4, 11.]

6) [v.s. ...] 2. pra-dhī f. great intelligence, [Vopadeva]

7) [v.s. ...] mfn. of superior i°, pre-eminently intelligent, [ib.]

8) Prādhī (प्राधी):—(pra-adhi-√i) [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] prādhyeti, dhīte, to continue to study, advance in studies, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

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

Pradhi (प्रधि):—[pra-dhi] (dhiḥ) 2. m. A periphery.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pradhi in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pradhi (ಪ್ರಧಿ):—

1) [noun] the metal rim of a wheel; a felly.

2) [noun] a small wheel with a grooved rim in which a rope runs, used to pull water from a well.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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