Andakosha, Āṇḍakośa, Anda-kosha, Aṇḍakoṣa, Aṇḍakosa: 7 definitions


Andakosha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Āṇḍakośa and Aṇḍakoṣa can be transliterated into English as Andakosa or Andakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āṇḍakośa (आण्डकोश).—Comprised of sixteen vikāras and eight prakṛtis. 50 crores of yojanas in breadth in the interior. Outside encircled by seven sheaths of the earth and other elements.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 11. 39-41; 20. 15; II. 1. 25.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṇḍakōśa (अंडकोश) [or अंडकोष, aṇḍakōṣa].—m (S) The scrotum: but, in popular apprehension, the scrotum and testicles. 2 (Abridged from brahmāṇḍakōṣa) The universe. Ex. bhāgīrathī aṃ0 phōḍūna ālī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

aṇḍakōśa (अंडकोश) [-ṣa, -ष].—m The scrotum. The universe.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (A) next»] — Andakosha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṇḍakośa (अण्डकोश) or Aṇḍakoṣa (अण्डकोष).—[ṣa. ta.] the scrotum.

Derivable forms: aṇḍakośaḥ (अण्डकोशः), aṇḍakoṣaḥ (अण्डकोषः).

Aṇḍakośa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṇḍa and kośa (कोश). See also (synonyms): aṇḍakoṣaka.

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Āṇḍakośa (आण्डकोश).—An egg.

Derivable forms: āṇḍakośaḥ (आण्डकोशः).

Āṇḍakośa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āṇḍa and kośa (कोश).

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

Aṇḍakośa (अण्डकोश).—m.

(-śaḥ) See the next.

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Aṇḍakoṣa (अण्डकोष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) 1. The scrotum. 2. The testicle. 3. A boundary. 4. the rind of a fruit. 5. Fruit. E. aṇḍa a testicle, and kośa or koṣa a sheathe.

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

1) Aṇḍakośa (अण्डकोश):—[=aṇḍa-kośa] [from aṇḍa] m. the scrotum

2) [v.s. ...] the mundane egg.

3) Aṇḍakoṣa (अण्डकोष):—[=aṇḍa-koṣa] [from aṇḍa] m. the scrotum

4) [v.s. ...] the mundane egg.

5) Āṇḍakośa (आण्डकोश):—[=āṇḍa-kośa] [from āṇḍa] a m. an egg, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] b mfn. enclosed in an egg, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Aṇḍakosa refers to: shell of eggs Vin.III, 3 = M.I, 104; A.IV, 126, 176.

Note: aṇḍakosa is a Pali compound consisting of the words aṇḍa and kosa.

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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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