See also: adi, Adi, adì, Ádi, aḍi, -adi, adi', and ádí

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ādi m

  1. beginnings, origin
  2. (list): and so on; from
    • c. 500 AD, Kaccāyana, Pālivyākaraṇaṃ [Pali Grammar]‎[1] (in Pali), page 2; republished as Satish Chandra Acharyya Vidyabhusana, editor, Kaccayana's Pali Grammar (edited in Devanagari character and translated into English), Calcutta, Bengal: Mahabodhi Society, 1901:
      ते च खो अक्खरापि अकारादयो एकचत्तालीसं सुत्तन्तेसु सोपकारा होन्ति, तं यथा :-
      Te ca kho akkharāpi akārādayo ekacattālīsaṃ suttantesu sopakārā honti, taṃ yathā) :-
      And indeed as to the letters , there are forty one employed in the discourses; starting with 'a', they are:
    • c. 500 AD, Kaccāyana, Pālivyākaraṇaṃ [Pali Grammar]‎[2] (in Pali), page 2; republished as Satish Chandra Acharyya Vidyabhusana, editor, Kaccayana's Pali Grammar (edited in Devanagari character and translated into English), Calcutta, Bengal: Mahabodhi Society, 1901:
      तत्थ अक्खरेसु अकारादीसु ओदन्ता अत्थ सरा नाम होन्ति।
      Tattha akkharesu akārādīsu odantā aṭṭha sarā nāma honti.
      There amongst the letters are eight vowels, namely starting with 'a' and ending with 'o'

Usage notesEdit

When abbreviating a list, one or two items and ādi are combined to form a bahuvrihi in the plural. A section of a list may be delimited by also giving the end of the list, commonly by a bahuvrihi compounded from anta. This bahuvrihi may also be used to qualify a singular noun, in which case it will itself be in the singular.

DeclensionEdit

As the final element in a bahuvrihi, the nominative, vocative and accusative plural neuter is adīni.

AdjectiveEdit

ādi

  1. initial, beginning

AdverbEdit

ādi

  1. initially

ReferencesEdit

ādi in Pali Text Society (1921–1925), Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead. (licensed under CC-BY-NC)