Rada: 19 definitions


Rada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Raḍa (रड) in Prakrit refers to a “heap of rubbish, cow dung [?]” is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—[? Cf. raṇḍā “sissy”, term of derision addressed to a hero].

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Rada (रद) represents the number 32 (thirty-two) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 32—rada] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Rada.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘thirtytwo’. Note: rada 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Rada in India is the name of a plant defined with Tamilnadia uliginosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gardenia pomifera Wall., nom. nud. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Prod. (DC.) (1830)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Numer. List (8296)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1824)
· Observationes Botanicae (Retzius) (1781)
· Bull. Bot. Surv. Ind. (1962)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

rada : (m.) a tusk. Found in dvirada = elephant.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Rada, at ThA. 257 in cpd. “sannivesa-visiṭṭha-rada-visesayutta” is not quite clear (“splitting”?). (Page 565)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

raḍa (रड).—f A long or continued crying or cry. v ghē, lāva, & lāga, cāla, khaḷa, rāha, aṭōpa. 2 A whining complaint; a piteous representation of woes. v sāṅga, gā. 3 A cry or importunate call after. Ex. yandā pāvasācī raḍa disatī.

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rada (रद).—a (Better radda) Cast off or laid aside. 2 Canceled. 3 Rejected.

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rāḍa (राड).—f The pit of the hōḷī, the large hole in which mud is made by pouring in water (for the people to dance and kick in during the festival of śimagā): also such capering and sport. 2 Muckiness, mucky or sloppy state: also slop, mess, nastiness.

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rāḍa (राड).—a Foul, turbid, muddy--water &c.

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rāḍā (राडा).—m A press or an embarrassing multitude of engagements. v ghāla, paḍa. 2 Deep mud or mire, muck. 3 Wild ululation and wailing of a multitude of people (as at a death).

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

raḍa (रड).—f A continued crying. A whining complaint.

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rāḍa (राड).—f The pit of hōḷī. Muckiness. a Foulwater, &c.

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rāḍā (राडा).—m A press of engagements. Deep mud.

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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

Rada (रद).—[rad-ac]

1) Splitting, scratching.

2) A tooth; tusk (of an elephant); याताश्चेन्न पराञ्चन्ति द्विरदानां रदा इव (yātāścenna parāñcanti dviradānāṃ radā iva) Bv.1.65.

3) A symbolical expression for the number 'thirty-two'.

Derivable forms: radaḥ (रदः).

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

Rada (रद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A tooth. 2. Splitting, dividing. E. rad to divide, aff. ac .

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

Rada (रद).—[rad + a], m. 1. Splitting, [Ghaṭakarpara, (ed. Cale.)] 1. 2. A tooth.

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

Rada (रद).—[adjective] scratching, gnawing at (—°); [masculine] tooth.

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

1) Rada (रद):—[from rad] mfn. (ifc.) scratching, splitting, gnawing at, [Ghaṭakarpara]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the act of splitting or gnawing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a tooth (and therefore Name of the number 32), [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira]

4) [v.s. ...] the tusk of an elephant, [Varāha-mihira; Nalôd.]

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

Rada (रद):—(daḥ) 1. m. A tooth; splitting.

[Sanskrit to German]

Rada 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

Rada (रद) [Also spelled rad]:—(nm) a tooth; ~[cchada] the lips; -[chada] teeth-marks (esp. on the cheeks, left in amatorial sport); ~[na] a tooth.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Raḍa (रड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Raṭ.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rada (ರದ):—

1) [noun] the act of splitting (something vertically).

2) [noun] a tooth.

3) [noun] the tusk of an elephant.

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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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