Definition of Padma

1. Proper noun. The main distributary of the Ganges river in Bangladesh. ¹



2. Proper noun. A common female given name in India. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Padma

1. the sacred lotus [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Padma

padfolios
padge
padges
padi
padis
padishah
padishahs
padkos
padle
padles
padless
padlock
padlocked
padlocking
padlocks
padma (current term)
padmaite
padmas
padnag
padnags
padouk
padouks
padow
padres
padri
padrone
padrones
padroni
padronism
padronisms

Literary usage of Padma

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1. The Doctrine of the Deluge: Vindicating the Scriptural Account from the by Leveson Venables Vernon-Harcourt (1838)
"padma is the Indian name for the lotus1, or water lily, the solitary flower of which floating, on a vast expanse of water in its unexpanded state, ..."

2. A Handbook of Sanskrit Literature: With Appendices Descriptive of the by George Small (1866)
"... and padma Puranas. The longest of the Puranas seems to have been the ... the world was a golden lotus (padma}, Brahma assuming that form at creation. ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Along the whole north-eastern boundary flows the wide stream of the padma, which is here the main channel of the GANGES ; and all the numerous waterways of ..."

4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Rafflesia padma, which occurs in Java, and is represented in fig. 45, possesses flowers with a diameter of half a meter. The hollow, somewhat ventricose ..."

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