padam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Tamil பதம் (patam).

Noun[edit]

padam (plural padams)

  1. in Carnatic music, a type of short song, or the accompanying dance
    • 2009, Richard Wolff, Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond
      The dance-drama students will have already learned their roles in the padams, without music, in group “sitting classes” in the dance-drama kal·aris; in theory they would have to perform these padams in sitting classes perfectly rehearsing with musicians in the colliyattam studio
    • 2007, Sruti (magazine)
      The best way to express our indebtedness to the Brinda-Muktha legacy would be to include a padam or javali in concerts
    • 2003, Phillip Zarrilli, Kathakali Dance-Drama: Where Gods and Demons Come to Play
      This first delivery of the line of a padam might best be described as a 'pre-acting' of the line. It establishes the general mood.

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Indonesian[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. to extinguish (fire)
  2. to turn off (electronics)

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Adjective[edit]

  1. extinguished
    Apinya telah padam.
    The fire has been extinguished.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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padam

  1. first-person singular present of padaś

Polish[edit]

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padam

  1. first-person singular present of padać