2. Proper noun. A common female given name in India. ¹
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Definition of Padma
1. the sacred lotus [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Padma
padma (current term)
Literary usage of Padma
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."