Radda: 10 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Radd.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume II: Apabhramsa metres (1)

Raḍḍā (रड्डा) is another name for Mātrā: the only metre consisting of five lines, as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Mātrā seems to be a very old Apabhraṃśa metre since it was known to Virahāṅka (see Vṛttajātisamuccaya). Piṅgala discusses [the Mātrā metre] under Raḍḍā, and gives seven varieties of it. They are Karahī (13,11,13,11,13), Nandā (14,11,14,11,14), Mohinī (19.11,19,11.19), Cārusenī (15,11,15,11,15), Bhadrā (15.12,15.12.15), Rājasenā (15,12,15,11,15) and Tālaṅkinī (16,12,16,11,16). Chandaḥkośa also does not define the metre independently but only in connection with the strophic metre called Vastu or Raḍḍā and there too gives only one variety (t.e., Piṅgala’s Cārusenī containing 15,11,15,11 and 15 mātrās in its five pādas).

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

radda (रद्द).—a ( A) Cast off, laid by, thrown aside as useless. 2 Rendered null and void, canceled. 3 Rejected, refused, thrown back.

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raddā (रद्दा).—m Trampled and prepared earth for potmaking or for building: also a mash or mixture (of earth or lime or cowdung) with water. Hence fig. thick mud. cunyācā raddā Mortar.

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

radda (रद्द) [-da, -द].—a Cast off; rejected; cancelled.

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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

Radda (रद्द).—(In astrol.) Name of the eleventh Yoga.

Derivable forms: raddaḥ (रद्दः).

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

1) Raḍḍa (रड्ड):—m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) Raḍḍā (रड्डा):—[from raḍḍa] f. Name of a princess, [ib.]

3) Radda (रद्द):—m. (in [astrology]) Name of the eleventh Yoga.

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

Raḍḍā (रड्डा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Raḍḍā.

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Radda 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

1) Radda (रद्द) [Also spelled radd]:—(a) rejected; cancelled; annulled; ~[] rejection, cancellation; annulment; —[karanā] to reject; to cancel; to annul; — [honā] to be rejected; to be cancelled; to be annulled.

2) Raddā (रद्दा):—(nm) stratum; a layer (of bricks or mud etc.); —[caḍhānā/jamānā] to instigate; to provoke; to utter (another) instigatory remark; to accuse, to cast another aspersion; —[rakhanā] to fix another layer; to level another accusation.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Raḍḍā (रड्डा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Raḍḍā.

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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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