Andaka, Aṇḍaka: 11 definitions



Andaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “spike” or “cupola”, and is used throughout Vāstuśāstra (branch of Hindu science dealing with architecture and construction).

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aṇḍaka : (nt.) 1. an egg; 2. the testicles.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Aṇḍaka, 2 (adj.) (Sk.? prob. an inorganic form; the diaeresis of caṇḍaka into c° aṇḍaka seems very plausible. As to meaning cp. DhsA.396 and see Dhs.trsl. 349, also Morris J. P. T. S. 1893, 6, who, not satisfactorily, tries to establish a relation to ard, as in aṭṭa3) only used of vācā, speech: harsh, rough, insolent M.I, 286; A.V, 265, 283, 293 (gloss kaṇṭakā); J.III, 260; Dhs.1343, cp. DhsA.396. (Page 17)

2) Aṇḍaka, 1 (nt.) = aṇḍa, egg DhA.I, 60; III, 137 (sakuṇ°). (Page 17)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक).—[aṇḍa, svārthe kan]

1) The scrotum.

-kam [alpārthe kan] A small egg; जगदण्डकैकतरखण्डमिव (jagadaṇḍakaikatarakhaṇḍamiva) Śi.9.9.

2) A cupola; शोभनैः पत्रवल्लिभिरण्डकैश्च विभूषितः (śobhanaiḥ patravallibhiraṇḍakaiśca vibhūṣitaḥ) Matsya. P.269.2.

Derivable forms: aṇḍakaḥ (अण्डकः).

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

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The scrotum. E. aṇḍa scrotum. and kan aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक).—[aṇḍa + ka], n. 1. A bird’s egg. 2. An egg in general, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 9.

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

1) Aṇḍaka (अण्डक):—[from aṇḍa] m. the scrotum

2) [v.s. ...] n. an egg.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक):—I. m.

(-kaḥ) The scrotum. Ii. n.

(-kam) An egg, a small egg. E. aṇḍa, taddh. aff. kan.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक):—(von aṇḍa)

1) Vogelei [Pañcatantra 74, 20. 81, 8. 82, 7.] n. [82, 19.] —

2) m. Hode [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 611.]

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Aṇḍaka (अण्डक):—Ei überh.: bṛhajjagadaṇḍakaikatarakhaṇḍa [Śiśupālavadha 9, 9.]

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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 (even English!). 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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