Vadhya, Vadhyā, Vadhyamale, Vadhyashile: 10 definitions


Vadhya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vadhy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vadhya (वध्य) refers to the “desire to kill”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.19. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] on hearing these words of Śiva, Viṣṇu spoke again smiling to himself and saying ‘O don’t do this’. Viṣṇu said:—‘fulfilling the promise is but proper in you, the great Being. But consider, O lord, the desire to kill (vadhya) cannot be directed to one’s own Self. We three, O Śiva, are your own selves. We are not different. We are of the same form. Think over the exact state”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vadhya (वध्य).—a (S) (Possible, purposed, necessary &c.) to be killed.

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

vadhya (वध्य).—a (Possible, necessary, &c.) to be killed.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vadhya (वध्य).—a.

1) To be killed or slain.

2) Sentenced to be killed.

3) Vulnerable.

4) To be subjected to corporeal punishment, to be corporeally punished

-dhyaḥ 1 A victim, one seeking his doom; अद्यापि बध्यमानां वध्यः को नेच्छति शिखां मे (adyāpi badhyamānāṃ vadhyaḥ ko necchati śikhāṃ me) Mu.1.9.

2) An enemy.

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Vadhyā (वध्या).—Killing, slaughter, murder.

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

Vadhya (वध्य).—[adjective] to be slain, killed, or destroyed, deserving death or corporal punishment. [masculine] villain, scape-grace; [feminine] vadhyā killing, murder, execution.

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

1) Vadhya (वध्य):—[from vadh] a mfn. (frequently written badhya) to be slain or killed, to be capitally punished, to be corporally chastised (cf. under vadha), sentenced, a criminal, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be destroyed or annihilated, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. an enemy, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) Vadhyā (वध्या):—[from vadhya > vadh] a f. See below.

5) [from vadh] b f. killing, murder (See atmaand brahma-v).

6) Vadhya (वध्य):—b etc. See p. 916, col. 3.

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

Vadhya (वध्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vajjha.

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Vadhya in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vadhya (वध्य) [Also spelled vadhy]:—(a) fit to be killed or murdered; who is to be killed or slaughtered; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vadhya (ವಧ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] fit to be killed.

2) [adjective] sentenced to death.

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Vadhya (ವಧ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] he who or that which is to be, fit to be killed.

2) [noun] that which is unpleasant.

3) [noun] a man who is sentenced to death (as a punishment for a crime).

4) [noun] one’s enemy, adversary.

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Vadhyamāle (ವಧ್ಯಮಾಲೆ):—[noun] a string of red flowers, put customarily around the neck of a person sentenced to death.

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Vadhyaśile (ವಧ್ಯಶಿಲೆ):—[noun] a stone on which a person or animal is beheaded; a stone meant for this purpose.

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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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