Andaka, aka: Aṇḍaka; 4 Definition(s)
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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).Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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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aṇḍaka : (nt.) 1. an egg; 2. the testicles.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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