Udda, Uḍḍa, Uḍdā: 9 definitions


Udda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

Uḍḍa (उड्ड) in Prakrit refers to a “tool for digging a well, etc.”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).

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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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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Udda (उद्द) is the name of a river mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Referred to as a nada in the Nīlamata, Udda is identical with the Uddhya mentioned by Pāṇini and the Ūrddha mentioned in the Viṣṇudharmottara Purāṇa. It is identified with Ujh river flowing through Jasrota district and falling into the Ravi.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

udda : (m.) an otter.

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

1) Udda, 2 (for uda2?) water, in passage amakkhito uddena, amakkhito semhena, a. ruhirena i.e. not stained by any kind of (dirty) fluid D. II, 14; M. III, 122. (Page 135)

2) Udda, 1 (Vedic udra, to uda2 water, lit. living in water; Cp. Gr. u(/dros “hydra”; Ohg. ottar = Ags. otor = E. otter; Lith. ûdra = Obulg. vydra otter) an aquatic animal, the otter (?) Childers s. v. doubts the identity of this creature with the regular otter, since it lives in the jungle. Is it a beaver — Vin. I, 186 (°camma otter-skin, used for sandals); Cp. I. 102 (°pota); J. III, 51 sq. , 335. The names of two otters at J. III, 333 are Gambhīra-cārin and Anutīra-cārin. (Page 135)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Uddā (उद्दा).—add, grant, give.

Uddā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ud and (दा).

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

1) Uddā (उद्दा):—[=ud-dā] 1. ud-√1.

2) [=ud-dā] 2. ud-√3. [Parasmaipada]

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

Uddā (उद्दा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uddā.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Uḍḍa (उड्ड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Uḍra.

2) Udda (उद्द) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ārdra.

3) Uddā (उद्दा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Uddā.

4) Uddā (उद्दा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Avadrā.

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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

Udda (ಉದ್ದ):—

1) [noun] length a) the linear extent of any thing as measured from end to end; b) the greater of two or greatest of three dimensions of a body or figure; c) the extent of a garment in a vertical direction when worn; d) the extent from beginning to end, esp. of a period of time, a speech, etc; e) the full extent of one’s body; f) (long) stretch or extent of land, hair, etc.; g) a unit of measure consisting of the length of an object (as, a man of standard height, in measuring the depth or height).

2) [noun] (loosely) the extent from the surface to a point in or towards bottom; depth.

3) [noun] (loosely) the distance from the bottom to the tip of an object standing erect on a surface; height.

4) [noun] ಉದ್ದಕು [uddaku] uddaku = ಉದ್ದಕ್ಕೂ [uddakku]; ಉದ್ದಕ್ಕೂ [uddakku] uddakkū all along; through out; (from beginning) till end; ಉದ್ದದ ಗಂಜಿ [uddada gamji] uddada gañji (dial.) a thin, easily digestible porridge made by cooking meal in water and taken with or without buttermilk; gruel; ಉದ್ದನೆಯ [uddaneya] uddaneya measuring much from end to end in space or from beginning to end in time; not short or brief; b) measured from end to end rather than from side to side; c) of a specified extent in length; d) of greater than usual or standard length, height, etc.; d) ಉದ್ದಬಿದ್ದಮಾಗು [uddabiddamagu] uddabiddamāgu to lack order or regular arrangement; to be thrown into disorder or confusion.

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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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