Akanda, Akāṇḍa: 5 definitions


Akanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akāṇḍa (अकाण्ड).—a. [nāsti kāṇḍam avasaraḥ ucitakālaḥ yasya]

1) Accidental, untoward, unexpected, sudden: अकाण्डपाण्डुरघनप्रस्पर्धि (akāṇḍapāṇḍuraghanapraspardhi) Mv.5.39 -(v. 1. akālapāṇḍura) out of season; पुनरकाण्ड- विवर्तनदारुणः (punarakāṇḍa- vivartanadāruṇaḥ) U.4.15; °प्रचण्डकलहयो (pracaṇḍakalahayo): U.6; पततु शिरस्यकाण्ड- यमदण्ड इवैष भुजः (patatu śirasyakāṇḍa- yamadaṇḍa ivaiṣa bhujaḥ) Māl.5.31; °मङ्गुरतां संसारसुखानां (maṅguratāṃ saṃsārasukhānāṃ) K.172.

2) Destitute of stem or stock.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akāṇḍa (अकाण्ड).—mfn.

(-ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍā-ṇḍaṃ) Sudden, unexpected. E. a neg. kāṇḍa a stem.

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

1) Akāṇḍa (अकाण्ड):—[=a-kāṇḍa] mfn. without a trunk, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] causeless, unexpected

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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