Cakravada, Cakravāḍa, Cakra-vada: 8 definitions



Cakravada means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakravada.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Cakravāḍa (चक्रवाड) refers to the “two mountain ranges” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 124):

  1. cakravāḍa (the mountain range),
  2. mahācakravāḍa (the great mountain range).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., cakravāḍa). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Cakravāḍa (चक्रवाड).—

1) a ring, circle.

2) a collection, group, multitude, mass; कैरव- चक्रवालम् (kairava- cakravālam) Bh.2.74; प्रकटयसि कुमुच्चैरर्चिषां चक्रवालं (prakaṭayasi kumuccairarciṣāṃ cakravālaṃ) Rati.4.16; Mv.6.4; Mu.3.21.; K.126,178.

3) horizon. (-laḥ) 1 a mythical range of mountains supposed to encircle the orb of the earth like a wall and to be the limit of light and darkness.

2) the ruddy goose.

Derivable forms: cakravāḍam (चक्रवाडम्).

Cakravāḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and vāḍa (वाड). See also (synonyms): cakrabāla, cakrabāḍa, cakravāla.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Cakravāḍa (चक्रवाड).—regularly m. (nt. forms rare; = Sanskrit °vāla, Pali cakkavāḷa), name of a mountain or rather mountain- range, supposed to surround the earth: sometimes sg., Mahāvyutpatti 4149 °ḍaḥ; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 363.5; Daśabhūmikasūtra 96.4; Mahāvastu ii.332.2 śailo… °ḍo; more often pl.; often followed by mahācakravāḍa, especially in [compound] (dual dvandva Kāraṇḍavvūha 91.11—12; Dharmasaṃgraha 124), oftener pl., or in longer cpds. where both have stem form, or both sg. (Mahāvyutpatti 4149, 4150), Lalitavistara 150.1; 277.9; Mahāvastu i.6.1; ii.300.17; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 244.11; Śikṣāsamuccaya 246.2; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 86.7; Sukhāvatīvyūha 36.14—15; 63.3; without mahācak°, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 355.5 (pl.); Lalitavistara 316.13 (pl.); Mahāvastu ii.341.10 (stem in [compound]); Śamādh 19.19 (verse, text cakravāḍa, meter requires cakravăḍo or °ḍā); in fig. use, (puṇya-)cakravāḍaṃ loke parisaṃsthāpayiṣyati Gaṇḍavyūha 112.22.

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

Cakravāḍa (चक्रवाड).—m.

(-ḍaḥ) See cakravāla. cakramiva vāḍate veṣṭayati vāḍa-ac .

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

1) Cakravāḍa (चक्रवाड):—[=cakra-vāḍa] [from cakra] m. fire, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

2) [v.s. ...] the mountain-range Cakra-vāla, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha xxiii]

3) [v.s. ...] n. ‘a circle’, or ‘a troop, multitude’ [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Cakravāḍa (चक्रवाड):—[cakra-vāḍa] (ḍaḥ) 1. m. A hurricane.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Cakravāḍa (चक्रवाड):—

1) m. = adribheda [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 71.] [Medinīkoṣa ḍ. 39.] [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 102.] —

2) n. = maṇḍala [Medinīkoṣa] = gaṇa [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] — Vgl. cakrabāla .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Cakravāḍa (चक्रवाड):——

1) m. — a) *Feuer [Galano's Wörterbuch] — b) Nomen proprium eines Gebirges , = cakravāla

3) [Kāraṇḍavyūha 91,11.] —

2) n. Schaar , Menge.

context information

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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