Vadi, Vādi, Vādī, Vadikatti: 21 definitions


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

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vādī (वादी).—A son of emperor Pṛthu. Pṛthu had two righteous sons called Antardhāna and Vādī. A son named Havirdhāna was born to Antardhāna by Śikhandinī. Dhiṣaṇā born in the dynasty of Agni became the wife of Havirdhāna. Six sons named Prācīnabarhis, Śukra, Gaya, Kṛṣṇa, Vraja and Ajina were born to the couple. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 14).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vādi (वादि).—A son of Pṛthu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 14. 1.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vādī (वादी, “sonant”) is an alternative spelling for vādin, which refers to one of the four classes of musical notes (svara), according to the Nāṭyaśāstrahapter chapter 28. Accordingly, “that which is an aṃśa-svara (‘chief-note’) anywhere, will in this connexion, be called there Sonant (vādin)”. The sonant note is the melodic centre of the melody.

Source: Northern Indian Music Volume I

Vādī (वादी, “sonant”).—“The sonant (vādī) is the king of notes”. (Saṅgītamakaranda 2.7) Besides the tonic (the Sa), always fixed, each rāga has a predominant note from which all variations begin and in which they end: it is always accentuated and bears long pauses. This main note is called vādī (that which speaks). The expression of the vādī is the predominant expression of the rāga: itscharacter determines the mood.

“The chief element in which the power lies of bringing out a particular mood, a rāga, is the sonant (vādī)”. (Saṅgītadarpaṇa 1.68)

“The sonant (vādī) is the note most used while playing; itis the king (of the melody)”. (Rāgavibodha 1.37) The commentary on the Rāgavibodha adds: “the sonant (vādī), being constantly heard, dominates the melody. Because it explains and heralds the mode, it is called vādī (that which speaks)”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vādi (वादि).—Roots headed by वा () and similar to वा (). Really there is no class of roots headed by वा () given anywhere but in the interpretation of the rule भूवादयो धातवः (bhūvādayo dhātavaḥ) it is suggested that ' the roots which are similar to वा () are termed roots (धातु (dhātu))' could also be the interpretation of the rule; cf. भ्वादय इति च वादय इति (bhvādaya iti ca vādaya iti) M.Bh. on P. I. 3. l . Vart. 11.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geography

Source: Early History Of The Deccan Pts.1 To 6: Principal Administrative Divisions from the Rise of the Sātavāhanas

Vāḍī (वाडी) refers to an “administrative designation”.—In the Kanarese areas and certain contiguous tracts we meet with the term vāḍī (e.g. Gaṅga-vāḍī, Noḷamba-vāḍī, Naḷa-vāḍī, Māsa-vāḍī, Sinda-vāḍī).

Source: Shodhganga: A study of place names of Nalgonda district

Vadi or Padi is one of the terms designating an ‘administrative division’ used in the inscriptions of Andhra Pradesh.—Padi is variously understood as a military camp, hamlet, quarters and district. In the sense of a large district or territory this appellation was employed by the Cholas. But at the time of the Early Pallavas padi was meant for a small division like Nadattapati. For the Cholas Perumbanapadi was an extensive sub-division of Jayangondasola-mandalam. The appellation vadi seems to be a variant of padi. Some of the known vadi divisons, also under the Cholas, are Kandravadi, Noyyana-vadi, Odda-vadi and natavadi.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Va-di.—(IE 8-1), abbreviation of vadya-pakṣa-dina or a mistake for ba-di (q. v.). Note: va-di is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Vāḍi.—(IA 7), same as vāḍa; often suffixed to geographical names. Note: vāḍi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

vadi : (aor. of vadati) spoke; said; told. || vādī (m.) one who disputes or preaches some doctrine; speaking of.

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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

vaḍī (वडी).—f (vaṭī S) A cake or pat; a small flattish lump (of dough or bread, of butter, soap, kneaded cowdung, of cotton to be steeped in a dye &c. &c.) 2 Cowdung strewn (as over a layer of loppings in field-burning, or over a place generally, that it may dry and be fit for fuel).

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vāḍī (वाडी).—f (vāṭī S) An enclosed piece of meaand keepers. dow-field or garden-ground; an enclosure, a close, a paddock, a pingle. 2 A cluster of huts of agriculturists, a hamlet. Hence (as the villages of the Konkan̤ are mostly composed of distinct clusters of houses) a distinct portion of a straggling village. 3 A division of the suburban portion of a city.

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vāḍī (वाडी).—f R (vāḍhaṇēṃ) A dish of dressed food placed as an offering to the piśāca or evil spirits.

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vādī (वादी).—m (S) A disputant, an opponent in argument. 2 In law. A plaintiff or complainant. 3 Amongst the common people. An enemy.

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vādī (वादी).—a (S) Disputatious, argumentative, one fond of or skilful in argumentation. 2 That maintains or asserts any particular system of doctrines or dogmata. Esp. in comp. as dvaitavādī, advaita- vādī, karmavādī, svabhāvavādī. 3 S That speaks, discourses, talks. 4 In music. That leads; that is the leading or key note.

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vādī (वादी).—f (vārddhī S) A strap of leather, a thong, wang, the leash of a sandal &c.

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

vaḍī (वडी).—f A cake or pat.

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vāḍī (वाडी).—f An enclosed piece of meadowfield. A hamlet.

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vādī (वादी).—m A disputant; a plaintiff. An enemy. f A thong. a Disputations.

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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

Vadi (वदि).—ind. In the dark half (of a lunar month); as in ज्येष्ठवदि (jyeṣṭhavadi) (opp. sudi).

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Vādi (वादि).—a.

1) Wise, learned, skilful.

2) Speaking.

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

Vaḍi (वडि).—name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 236.28.

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Vadi (वदि) or Vade.—(?) , assumed by Senart to be interj. of grief, compare Sanskrit vata: aho vadi (v.l. vade ti) aho vadīti Mahāvastu i.341.9 (and, by Senart's em., 341.8, 11); aho vade aho vade ti 342.4. Text doubtful; see Senart's note.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vadi (वदि).—Ind. In the dark half of, (any month.)

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Vādi (वादि).—mfn. (-diḥ-diḥ-di) Wise, learned, skilful, sage. E. vad to speak, (wisely, &c.,) in Unadi aff.

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

Vādi (वादि).— (vb. vad), adj. 1. Speaking. 2. Wise.

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

1) Vadi (वदि):—ind. ([gana] svar-ādi; [according to] to some for badi, contracted [from] bahula-dina, but cf. vadya) in the dark half of any month (affixed to the names of months in giving dates; See vaiśākha-v).

2) Vādi (वादि):—[from vāda] 1. vādi mfn. speaking, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 124 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] learned, wise, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] 2. vādi (not always separable from [preceding]), in [compound] for vādin.

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

Vādi (वादि):—[(diḥ-diḥ-di) a.] Wise, skilful.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vadi 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

1) Vadi (वदि):—(nf) appended to the name of a lunar month to mean its dark half (as [sāvana vadi/vadi]) etc.

2) Vādī (वादी):—(nm) a suitor, plaintiff; complainant; the dominant or the most important note in a rag; (nf) a valley; -[pakṣa] the plaintiff’s side; —[prativādī] the plaintiff and the defendant; —[svara] the dominant or most important note in a melody.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Vāḍī (वाडी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vāṭī.

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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

Vaḍi (ವಡಿ):—[noun] the quality of being hot; heat; hotness.

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Vaḍi (ವಡಿ):—[noun] the first letter of a verse being repeated immediately after the pause in the same line.

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Vaḍi (ವಡಿ):—[noun] a slightly bent sword, used symbolically by by Koḍava people on ceremonial occasions.

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Vaḍikatti (ವಡಿಕತ್ತಿ):—[noun] = ವಡಿ [vadi]3.

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Vāḍi (ವಾಡಿ):—

1) [noun] a village, town.

2) [noun] a region or district.

3) [noun] a shed or building where cattle are sheltered and fed; a cow-shed.

4) [noun] a row of houses.

5) [noun] an army or a division of an army.

6) [noun] a temporary place where a military force has stayed or to be stayed; an army camp.

7) [noun] a group of attendants or servants.

8) [noun] a soldier.

9) [noun] a place enclosed by a wall, fence, etc.

10) [noun] an extension in town or city.

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Vādi (ವಾದಿ):—

1) [noun] he who talks or converses with; a talker; a converser.

2) [noun] a logician who presents his argument to establish his doctrine or view point.

3) [noun] a man who interprets, explains or elucidates the meaning of a difficult text or pasage; a commentator.

4) [noun] a man who preaches a religious doctrine, dogma or philosophy.

5) [noun] a man who files a charge or makes the complaint against another in a court of law; a complainant; a plaintiff.

6) [noun] a man who argues illogically or without reason.

7) [noun] (mus.) a note that harmoniously corresponds to another note in the upper tetrachord of the same scale.

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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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