Cauda, Cauḍā, Cauḍa: 14 definitions


Cauda means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Chauda.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Cauḍa (चौड) is the name of an ancient kingdom, according to chapter 4.2 [vāsupūjya-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Vasupūjya and Jayā spoke to Vāsupūjya:—“All the existing kings, among men and the Vidyādharas, who are of good family, capable, heroic, wealthy, famous, possessing the fourfold army, known for guarding their subjects, free from blemish, faithful to engagements, always devoted to dharma, in Madhyadeśa, Vatsadeśa, [...] and other countries which are the ornaments of the eastern quarter; [... in the Cauḍas, ...] these now, son, beg us constantly through messengers, who are sent bearing valuable gifts, to give their daughters to you. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cauḍā (चौडा).—See under cava.

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caudā (चौदा).—a (cau Four, dāhā Ten.) Fourteen.

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

caudā (चौदा).—a Fourteen. caudā caukaḍyāñcēṃ rājya A reign of long duration.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cauḍa (चौड).—(-ḍī f.), [caula] (- f.) a. [चूडा प्रयोजनमस्य चूडा° णः वा डस्य लः (cūḍā prayojanamasya cūḍā° ṇaḥ vā ḍasya laḥ)]

1) Crested.

2) Relating to tonsure.

-ḍam, -lam The ceremony of tonsure.

See also (synonyms): caula.

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

Cauḍa (चौड).—mfn.

(-ḍaḥ-ḍī-ḍaṃ) 1. Crested, relating to a crest. 2. Relating to to tonsure. n.

(-ḍaṃ) Tonsure. E. cūḍā a crest, &c. and aṇ aff.

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

Cauḍa (चौड).—i. e. cūḍā + a, n. The ceremony of cutting the hair, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 27.

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

Cauḍa (चौड).—[neuter] = cūḍa ([ritual or religion]).

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

1) Cauḍa (चौड):—mfn. [from] coḍa See -deśa

2) relating to a crest (cūḍā), [Horace H. Wilson]

3) relating to tonsure, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) n. = caula, [Manu-smṛti ii, 27; Mahābhārata iii, 12240; Pāṇini 5-1, 110; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

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

Cauḍa (चौड):—[(ḍaḥ-ḍī-ḍaṃ) a.] Crested. n. Tonsure.

[Sanskrit to German]

Cauda 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Cauḍā (चौडा):—(a) broad, wide; ~[ī] breadth, width; -[cakalā] expansive; weighty and well-built.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Cauḍa (चौड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Coḍa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cauḍa (ಚೌಡ):—[adjective] of or relating to a) the hair growing on the head or b) its tonsure.

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Cauḍa (ಚೌಡ):—[noun] a ritual of tonsuring a male child for the first time.

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Cauḍa (ಚೌಡ):—[noun] a kind of horse .

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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