Chada, Chāda: 12 definitions

Introduction

Chada 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhada.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Chada (छद) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to a “leaf” or a “feather”, or in a different context, refers to a “cover” or “covering”. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita or the Carakasaṃhita.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Chada (छद) or Chadana refers to the “leaves” of a tree or plant, as mentioned in a list of seven synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Chada] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

chada : (m.) (in cpds.) anything that covers; a veil.

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

Chada, (cp. chādeti chad=saṃvaraṇe Dhtp 586) anything that covers, protects or hides, viz. a cover, an awning D.I, 7≈ (sa-uttara° but °chadana at D.II, 194);— a veil, in phrase vivaṭacchada “with the veil lifted” thus spelt only at Nd2 242, 593, DhA.I, 106 (vivattha°, v. l. vaṭṭa°) & DA.I, 251 (vivatta°), otherwise °chadda; — shelter, clothing in phrase ghāsacchada Pug.51 (see ghāsa & cp. chāda);— a hedge J.VI, 60;— a wing Th.1, I 108 (citra°). (Page 274)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chaḍā (छडा).—m (chaḍaṇēṃ) A close and rigid search, scrutiny, inquiry, or examination. v kāḍha, pāha, lāva g. of o. 2 A trace, track, vestige, an indication of a thing sought. v lāva & lāga g. of o. 3 A twist or cord (of silk, silver &c.) by which ornaments are secured around the neck or wrist.

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

chaḍā (छडा).—m A close and rigid search. A trace. A cord of silk &c.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chada (छद).—

1) A covering, cover; अल्पच्छद, उत्तर च्छद (alpacchada, uttara cchada) &c.

2) A wing; अन्यभृतच्छदच्छवेः (anyabhṛtacchadacchaveḥ) Śi.16.5; -च्छद- हेम कषन्निवालसत् (cchada- hema kaṣannivālasat) N.2.69.

3) A leaf.

4) A sheath, case; षण्णेम्यनन्तच्छदि यत्त्रिणाभि (ṣaṇṇemyanantacchadi yattriṇābhi) Bhāg.3.21.18.

Derivable forms: chadaḥ (छदः).

See also (synonyms): chadana.

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Chāda (छाद).—[chad-ac] A thatch, roof.

Derivable forms: chādam (छादम्).

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

Chāda (छाद).—(-chāda), ifc. (compare Sanskrit chādana etc.; this stem seems not recorded anywhere), cover, protection: tad rājyaṃ dharma-chādaṃ (with dharma as its protection) prādāt Gaṇḍavyūha 416.19 (prose).

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

Chada (छद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A leaf. 2. A wing. 3. A plant: see granthiparṇī. 4. A tree bearing dark blossoms: see tamāla. E. chad to cover, &c. aff. gha, hrasvaśca .

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Chāda (छाद).—n.

(-daṃ) A thatch, a roof E. chad to cover, affix ac .

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

Chada (छद).—[chad + a], m. A cover, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 15, 19. 2. A leaf, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 2.

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

Chada (छद).—[adjective] covering (—°); [masculine] cover, veil, wing, leaf.

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

1) Chada (छद):—[from chad] mfn. ifc. covering, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 83, 36]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a cover, covering (ifc.), [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 23, 4, 32]

3) [v.s. ...] cf. alpa-, uttara-, uraś-, ghana-, tanu-, danta-, daśana-, vadana-

4) [v.s. ...] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) a wing, [Nalopākhyāna ix, 12]

5) [v.s. ...] m. a leaf, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Prabodha-candrodaya iv, 27/28]

6) [v.s. ...] cf. a-yuk-, kara-, karkaśa-, etc.

7) [v.s. ...] asra-bindu- & āyata-cchadā

8) [v.s. ...] the lip, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] Xanthochymus pictorius, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] the plant granthi-parṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] n. feathers, [Bālarāmāyaṇa v, 13.]

12) Chāda (छाद):—[from chad] a n. ([irregular] [Pāṇini 6-4, 96]) a roof, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [from chāttra] b etc. See, [ib.]

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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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