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Kadma is a residential area in the city of Jamshedpur, Jharkhand state, India. It mostly houses the residential quarters of Tata Steel, apart from those it also has some private residential accommodations too.

Kadma (trope)

Kadma (Hebrew קַדְמָ֨א, with variant English spellings) is a common cantillation mark found in the Torah, Haftarah, and other books of the Hebrew Bible. It can be found by itself preceding certain trope groups, or together with a Geresh, in which case, the pair is known as "Kadma-V'Azla."

Kadma has the same symbol as the Pashta, though Kadma is distinct from Pashta in the placement of the symbol. In a Kadma, the symbol is always placed on the accented syllable, while Pashta is placed on the last letter and also on the accented syllable if the last syllable is not the accented one.

The symbols for Kadma V'Azla are designed to resemble the fingers of an outstretched hand in a curved position.

The Kadma-V'Azla pair occurs 1733 times in the Torah.

The word Kadma is related to the Hebrew קדמה (kedma), east. It is also related to the root קדם, front. The combination of these words translates to going away.