Vad, aka: Vāḍ; 1 Definition(s)

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Vad (वद्).—1 P. (vadati, but Ātm. in certain senses and with certain prepositions; see below; uvāda, avādīt, vadiṣyati, va ditum, udita; pass. udyate desid. vivadiṣati)

1) To say, speak utter, address, speak to; वद प्रदोषे स्फुटचन्द्रतारका विभावरी यद्यरुणाय कल्पते (vada pradoṣe sphuṭacandratārakā vibhāvarī yadyaruṇāya kalpate) Ku.5.44; वदतां वरः (vadatāṃ varaḥ) R.1.59 'the foremost of the eloquent'.

2) To announce, tell, communicate, inform; यो गोत्रादि वदति स्वयम् (yo gotrādi vadati svayam).

3) To speak of, describe; आश्चर्यवद्वदति तथैव चान्यः (āścaryavadvadati tathaiva cānyaḥ) Bg.2.29.

4) To lay down, state; श्रुतिस्मृत्युदितं धर्ममनुतिष्ठन् हि मानवः (śrutismṛtyuditaṃ dharmamanutiṣṭhan hi mānavaḥ) Ms.2.9;4.14.

5) To name, call; वदन्ति वर्ण्यावर्ण्यानां धर्मैक्यं दीपकं बुधाः (vadanti varṇyāvarṇyānāṃ dharmaikyaṃ dīpakaṃ budhāḥ) Chandr.5. 45; तदप्यपाकीर्णमतः प्रियवदां वदन्त्यपर्णेति च तां पुराविदः (tadapyapākīrṇamataḥ priyavadāṃ vadantyaparṇeti ca tāṃ purāvidaḥ) Ku.5. 28.

6) To indicate, bespeak; कृतज्ञतामस्य वदन्ति संपदः (kṛtajñatāmasya vadanti saṃpadaḥ) Ki. 1.14.

7) To raise the voice, utter a cry, sing; कोकिलः पञ्चमेन वदति (kokilaḥ pañcamena vadati); वदन्ति मधुरा वाचः (vadanti madhurā vācaḥ); &c.

8) To show brilliance or proficiency in, be an authority of (Ātm.); शास्त्रे वदते (śāstre vadate) Sk., पाणिनिर्वदते (pāṇinirvadate) Vop.

9) To shine, look splendid or bright (Ātm.); लङ्का समाविशद् रात्रौ वदमानोऽरिदुर्गमाम् (laṅkā samāviśad rātrau vadamāno'ridurgamām) Bk. 8.27.

1) To maintain, affirm.

11) To toil, exert, labour (Ātm.); क्षेत्रे वदते (kṣetre vadate) Sk. -Caus. (vādayati, te)

1) To cause to speak or say.

2) To cause to sound, play on a musical instrument; वीणामिव वादयन्ती (vīṇāmiva vādayantī) Vikr.1.1; वादयते मृदु वेणुम् (vādayate mṛdu veṇum) Gīt.5.

3) To speak, recite.

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Vāḍ (वाड्).—1 Ā. (vāḍate) To bathe, dive; cf. बाड् (bāḍ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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