Tarda: 5 definitions


Tarda 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: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Tarda (तर्द, ‘borer’) occurs in a hymn of the Atharvaveda enumerating insects that injure grain. Whitney suggests that a kind of mouse or rat may be meant. Roth thought a bird was denoted.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tarda (तर्द).—[masculine] a sort of insect (lit. borer).

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

1) Tarda (तर्द):—[from tard] m. a kind of bird (cf. [Latin] turdus), [Atharva-veda vi, 50, 1 f.]

2) [v.s. ...] [according to] to some, ‘a field insect’.

[Sanskrit to German]

Tarda 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.

Discover the meaning of tarda in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: