Acchad, Ācchad: 4 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Achchhad.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ācchad (आच्छद्).—1 P.

1) To cover (in general); नाच्छादयति कौपीनम् (nācchādayati kaupīnam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 3.97.

2) To hide; भानोराच्छादयत्प्रभाम् (bhānorācchādayatprabhām) Mb.

3) To clothe, dress, put on clothes; Manusmṛti 3.27; अनेन वाससाच्छन्नः (anena vāsasācchannaḥ) Mb. वस्त्रम्, प्रावारान् (vastram, prāvārān) &c. आच्छादयति (ācchādayati) &c.

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Ācchad (आच्छद्).—f. Ved.

1) A cover, covering. आस्थद् दृष्टेराच्छदम् (āsthad dṛṣṭerācchadam) Śiśupālavadha 18.3.

2) A sheath; °विधानम् (vidhānam) an arrangement made for defence, a means for covering.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ācchad (आच्छद्):—[=ā-cchad] 1. ā-cchad (√chad), -cchādayati to cover, hide, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.;

—to clothe, dress, [Kauśika-sūtra; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa];

—to present with clothes, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti] etc.: [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] to put on (as clothes), [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra] etc., [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] : [Ātmanepada] to put on clothes, [Mahābhārata ii, 1736];

—to conceal, [Hitopadeśa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-cchad f. a cover, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xv, 4 and 5.]

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Acchad in German

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