Sadda; 4 Definition(s)


Sadda means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)


Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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sadda : (m.) sound; noise; a word.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sadda, (cp. late Vedic śabda; BSk. śabda as nt. at AvŚ I. 3) 1. sound, noise D. I, 79, 152; III, 102 sq. , 146, 234, 244 sq. , 269, 281; M. III, 56, 267; A. III, 30 sq.; IV, 91, 248; J. I, 3 (ten sounds); Sn. 71; Vism. 408 (var. kinds); Dhs. 621 (udaka°); DhA. II, 7 (udrīyana°); defd at Vism. 446 (“sota-paṭihanana-lakkhaṇa, ” etc.) & at VbhA. 45 (“sappatī ti saddo, udāhariyatī ti attho”).—2. voice J. II, 108.—3. word Vin. I, 11; It. 114; DhA. I, 15 (itthi°); VbhA. 387 (in nirutti); SnA 261, 318, 335.

—kovida a grammarian or phonetician SnA 321.—dhātu element of sound Dhs. 707.—naya science of grammar, etymology KhA 107.—bheda word analysis Vism. 519 sq.—vidū a grammarian SnA 169.—vedhin shooting by sound Mhvs 23, 85.—sattha science of words, grammar SnA 266.—siddhi analysis or correct formation of a word, grammatical explanation SnA 304, 551. (Page 674)

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

saddā (सद्दा).—m ( A Banners.) The banners or flags in the procession before the tabut in the Muharram.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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