Vadaka, Vādaka: 7 definitions


Vadaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vādaka : (m.) player on a musical instrument.

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

Vādaka, (adj. n.) (fr. vāda) doctrinal, sectarian, heretical; vagga° (either vagga1 or vagga2) professing somebody’s party, sectarian, schismatic Vin. III, 175 (anu-vattaka+); vādaka-sammuti doctrinal (sectarian) statement A. IV, 347. (Page 608)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vādaka (वादक).—a S That beats or plays a musical instrument: also that makes to sound generally.

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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

Vādaka (वादक).—

1) A musician; वादयामासुरव्यग्रा वादका राजशासनात् (vādayāmāsuravyagrā vādakā rājaśāsanāt) Mb.5.156.27.

2) A speaker.

Derivable forms: vādakaḥ (वादकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vāḍaka (वाडक).—[, nt., mss. at Mv i.340.12, should = Sanskrit vāṭaka (pw) = vāṭa, enclosure; but Senart is probably right in emending (to chātrakaṃ, or perhaps better) to chattra- kaṃ, q.v.]

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

Vādaka (वादक).—i. e. vad, [Causal.], + aka, adj. sbst. 1. A musician, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 52, 116. 2. A speaker.

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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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