Svadu, Svādu: 8 definitions


Svadu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Svādu (स्वादु) refers to one of the five types of “curds” (dadhi) according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—In dadhi-prakaraṇa, author classifies the curds into five types [viz., Svādu] depending on their stages of fermentaion as well as taste.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svādu (स्वादु).—a S Sweet. 2 Agreeable to the palate, palatable, tasty.

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

svādu (स्वादु).—a Sweet, tasty.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svādu (स्वादु).—a. [svad-uṇ] (-du or -dvī f.; compar. svādīyas, superl. svādiṣṭha)

1) Sweet, pleasant to the taste, sapid, savoury, dainty, tasteful; तृषा शुष्यत्यास्ये पिबति सलिलं स्वादु सुरभि (tṛṣā śuṣyatyāsye pibati salilaṃ svādu surabhi) Bh.3.92; Me.24.

2) Pleasing, agreeable, attractive, lovely, charming. -m

1) Sweet flavour, sweetness of taste, relish.

2) Treacle, molasses. -n.

1) Sweetness, relish, taste; कविः करोति काव्यानि स्वादु जानाति पण्डितः (kaviḥ karoti kāvyāni svādu jānāti paṇḍitaḥ) Subhās.

2) Charm, beauty.

-duḥ f. A grape.

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

Svādu (स्वादु).—mfn. (-duḥ-duḥ or -dvī-du) 1. Sweet. 2. Agreeable, desired. 3. Handsome. 4. Grateful to the palate, dainty, delicate. m.

(-duḥ) 1. The sweet taste or flavour, sweetness. 2. Treacle, molasses. 3. A medicinal root and perfume commonly Jivaka. f.

(-dvī or -duḥ) A grape. E. ṣvad to taste or to be pleasing, uṇ Unadi aff.

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

Svādu (स्वादु).—[feminine] dvī tasting good, savoury, sweet, sweeter than ([ablative]); [neuter] = seq.

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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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