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padavI

padavI m. (nom. {s}) a leader , guide , forerunner RV. AV. (cf. {-vAya}) [583,3] f. (nom. {vI}) a road , path , way , track , reach , range ; acc. with {gam} , {yA} &c. , to go the way of (cf. under {artha-padavI} , {ghana-} , {pavana-}, {mokSa-}, {yauvana-} , {sAdhu-} , {smaraNa-} , {hAsya-} ; {padam-dhA} or {ni-dhApadavyAm} [comp. or gen.] , to tread in the footsteps of a person i.e. imitate or rival him) MBh. Kav. &c. ; station , situation , place , site R. Panc. {--vIya} n. footsteps , track RV. x , 71 , 3 (if not acc. for %{vyam}).
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