from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of ploceine birds of the subfamily Spermestinæ (or a subgenus of Munia), the type of which is P. oryzivora, the paddy-bird, commonly called Java sparrow.

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  • noun a genus of Ploceidae


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  • _Samsu-iluna_, king of Babylon, 56; builds sanctuary of Belit, 56; builds Dur-padda, sacred to Ramman, 158; his pantheon, 162; builds wall of Zakar in Nippur, 172; builds wall of Lugal-mittu in Nippur, 172.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • Hammurabi, Samsu-iluna, dedicates a fort, known as Dur-padda, to Ramman whom he addresses as his 'helper', along with several other gods.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • The headword toad is duly glossed, as padda, karta, and then -- quite needlessly -- illustrated, with this remarkably elucidating sentence: the toad was delighted to see his mother again.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 2


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