[ pah-duh ]

  1. a unit of Sanskrit or Vedic poetic meter, a series of light and heavy syllables, usually one quarter of a four-line stanza.

Origin of pada

First recorded in 1855–65; from Sanskrit pāda “foot, quarter” (i.e. a foot of a quadruped)

Words Nearby pada Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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