Aticchanda: 6 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Atichchhanda.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Aticchanda in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Aticchanda (अतिच्छन्द).—A poetic metre.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 21. 41.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aticchanda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aticchanda (अतिच्छन्द).—a. [atikrāntaḥ chandaḥ-ndaṃ vā]

1) Free from worldly desires.

2) Exceedingly thought or will.

3) One who violates Vedic traditions of conduct. -s f. n.

1) Name of two classes of metres (atikrāntā chandaḥ vṛttānusāri- varṇavinyāsabhedam)

2) Fondness, inclination.

Derivable forms: aticchandaḥ (अतिच्छन्दः).

See also (synonyms): aticchandas.

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

Aticchanda (अतिच्छन्द):—m. ([probably]) too much wilfulness or criticism, [Mahābhārata] ([Bombay edition] -ccheda).

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

Aticchanda (अतिच्छन्द):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ndaḥ-ndā-ndam) Without desire, free from worldly desire. Also aticchandas. E. ati (sc. krānta) and chanda (in the sense of the accusative), ‘having gone beyond desires’.

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Aticchanda in German

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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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