Vidha, aka: Vidhā; 8 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Vidhā (विधा).—Characteristic feature of an activity; cf. संख्याया विधार्थे धा । विधा प्रकारः सर्वक्रियाविषय एव गृह्यते (saṃkhyāyā vidhārthe dhā | vidhā prakāraḥ sarvakriyāviṣaya eva gṛhyate) Kas. on P. V.3.42.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

N (Of all kinds, in all possible ways).

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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vidha : (adj.) (in cpds.) of a kind; consisting of: --fold. nānāvidha = manifold || vidhā (f.) conceit; pride.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Vidha, 2 (=vidha1 as noun) form, kind Th. 1, 428 (māna°).—There are several other meanings of vidha, which are, however, uncertain & rest on doubtful readings. Thus it occurs at Vin. II, 136 in meaning of “buckle” (v. l. pīṭha; C. silent); at Vin. IV, 168 in meaning “little box” (?); at DA. I, 269 as “carrying pole” (=kāca2, but text D. I, 101 has “vividha”). (Page 622)

2) Vidha, 1 (adj. (-°) (=vidhā) of a kind, consisting of, —fold, e.g. aneka° manifold DA. I, 103; tathā° of such-kind, such-like Sn. 772; ti° threefold D. I, 134; Sn. 509; nānā° various PvA. 53, 96, 113; bahu° manifold ThA. 197; etc. (Page 622)

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Vidhā, (f.) (cp. Sk. vidhā) 1. mode, manner, sort, kind; proportion, form, variety D. III, 103 (ādesana°); Th. 2, 395 (cakkhu° “shape of an eye” trsln); VbhA. 496 (in expln of kathaṃ-vidha: “ākāra-saṇṭhānaṃ vidhā nāma”); DA. I, 222 (iddhi°), 294 (in expln of tividha-yañña: “ettha vidhā vuccati ṭhapanā” i.e. performance, arrangement), 299 (similarly tisso vidhā=tīṇi ṭhapanāni; of yañña).—Used as (Abl.) adv. vidhā in meaning “variously” at Pv. II, 952 (C. expln=vidhātabba, not quite correctly; PvA. 135). Perhaps the phrase vidhāsamatikkanta is to be explained in this way, viz. “excelling in a variety of ways, higher than a variety (of things)” or perhaps better: “going beyond all distinctions” (i.e. of personality); free from prejudice (i.e. No. 2) S. II, 253; III, 80, 136, 170; A. IV, 53. ‹-› 2. (ethically) in special sense: a distinctive feature (of a person as diff. from others), a “mode” of pride or delusion, a “form” of conceit. As such specified as three kinds of conceit (tisso vidhā), viz. “seyyo ‘ham asmi, ” “sadiso ‘ham asmi, ” & “hīno ‘ham asmi” (i.e. I am better than somebody else, equal to, & worse than somebody else). See e.g. D. III, 216; S. I, 12; III, 48, 80, 127; V, 56, 98; Nd1 195; Vbh. 367; Sn. 842; VbhA. 496 (māno va vidhā nāma).—The adj. form is vidha: see sep. (Page 622)

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

vidha (विध).—m (S) A kind, sort, manner, form. In comp. as dvividha, trividha, caturvidha, bahuvidha, nānāvidha.

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vīdha (वीध).—m (vidhi S) An observance in the first year after marriage,--the sending by the bridegroom to the bride, or vice versâ, of presents of victuals and sweetmeats: also such presents. 2 f (Among the vulgar.) A festal ceremony, or rite, or occasion in general.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vidha (विध).—m A kind, sort, manner.

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

Vidha (विध).—[vidh-ka ac vā]

1) Kind, sort; as in बहुविध, नानाविध (bahuvidha, nānāvidha).

2) Mode, manner, form.

3) Fold (at the end of comp. especially after numerals); त्रिविध, अष्टविध (trividha, aṣṭavidha) &c.

4) The food of elephants.

5) Prosperity.

6) Penetration.

Derivable forms: vidhaḥ (विधः).

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Vidhā (विधा).—3 U.

1) To do, make, bring about, effect, accomplish, perform, cause, produce, occasion; यथाक्रमं पुंसवनादिकाः क्रिया धृतेश्च धीरः सदृशीर्व्यधत्त सः (yathākramaṃ puṃsavanādikāḥ kriyā dhṛteśca dhīraḥ sadṛśīrvyadhatta saḥ) R.3.1; तन्नो देवा विधेयासुः (tanno devā vidheyāsuḥ) Bk.19.2; विधेयासुर्देवाः परमरमणीयां परिणतिम् (vidheyāsurdevāḥ paramaramaṇīyāṃ pariṇatim) Māl.6.7; प्रायः शुभं च विदधात्यशुभं च जन्तोः सर्वंकषा भगवती भवितव्यतैव (prāyaḥ śubhaṃ ca vidadhātyaśubhaṃ ca jantoḥ sarvaṃkaṣā bhagavatī bhavitavyataiva) 1.23; ये द्वे कालं विधत्तः (ye dve kālaṃ vidhattaḥ) Ś.1.1 'cause, produce, or regulate time'; तस्य तस्याचलां श्रद्धां तामेव विदधाम्यहम् (tasya tasyācalāṃ śraddhāṃ tāmeva vidadhāmyaham) Bg.7.21; R.2.38;3.66; Ve.1.1; Ki.1.3;16.62;18. 28; (these senses may be further modified according to the noun with which vidhā is used; cf. kṛ).

2) To lay down, ordain, prescribe, fix, settle, command, enjoin; प्राङ्नाभिवर्धनात् पुंसो जातकर्म विधीयते (prāṅnābhivardhanāt puṃso jātakarma vidhīyate) Ms.2.29;3.19; Y.1. 72; शूद्रस्य तु सवर्णैव नान्या भार्या विधीयते (śūdrasya tu savarṇaiva nānyā bhāryā vidhīyate) Ms.9.157;3.118; पाणिनिश्च क्रियाफलस्य कर्तृगामित्वे सत्यात्मनेपदं विदधाति (pāṇiniśca kriyāphalasya kartṛgāmitve satyātmanepadaṃ vidadhāti) J. N. V.

3) To make, form, shape, create, manufacture; तं वेधा विदधे नूनं महाभूतसमाधिना (taṃ vedhā vidadhe nūnaṃ mahābhūtasamādhinā) R.1.29; अङ्गानि चम्पकदलैः स विधाय नूनं कान्ते कथं घटितवानुपलेन चेतः (aṅgāni campakadalaiḥ sa vidhāya nūnaṃ kānte kathaṃ ghaṭitavānupalena cetaḥ) Ś. Til.3.

4) To appoint, depute (as a minister).

5) To put on, wear; Pt.1.

6) To fix upon, direct towards (as mind &c); योगे धैर्य- समाधिसिद्धिसुलभे बुद्धिं विधद्ध्वं बुधाः (yoge dhairya- samādhisiddhisulabhe buddhiṃ vidhaddhvaṃ budhāḥ) Bh.3.54; व्यवसायात्मिका बुद्धिः समाधौ न विधीयते (vyavasāyātmikā buddhiḥ samādhau na vidhīyate) Bg.2.44.

7) To arrange, put in order.

8) To make ready, prepare.

9) To settle, fix, establish; चरणारविन्दयुगलं मनसा विदधत् (caraṇāravindayugalaṃ manasā vidadhat) Bhāg.5.9.3.

1) To give, grant; अतीतसंख्या विहिता ममाग्निना शिलीमुखाः खाण्डव- मत्तुमिच्छता (atītasaṃkhyā vihitā mamāgninā śilīmukhāḥ khāṇḍava- mattumicchatā) Ki.14.1.

11) To procure, furnish.

12) To place, put, lay.

13) To engross, consume; धने सुखकला या तु साऽपि दुःखैर्विधीयते (dhane sukhakalā yā tu sā'pi duḥkhairvidhīyate) Mb.12.177.35.

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Vidhā (विधा).—

1) Mode, manner, form; मनः प्रत्यक् चित्ते सविधमवधायात्तमरुतः (manaḥ pratyak citte savidhamavadhāyāttamarutaḥ) Śiva-mahimna 25.

2) Kind, sort.

3) Prosperity, affluence.

4) The food of elephants, horses &c.

5) Penetration.

6) Hire, wages.

7) Act, action.

8) Pronunciation.

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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