Chadana, Chādanā, Chādana: 9 definitions

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Chadana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Chhadana.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Chadana (छदन) or Chada 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., Chadana] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Chadana (छदन) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Santalum album L.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning chadana] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

chadana : (nt.) a thatch; a roof; a cover. || chādana (nt.), covering; clothing; concealment. chādanā (f.) covering; clothing; concealment.

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

Chādanā, (f.) (fr. chādeti) covering, concealment Pug.19, 23. Cp. pari°. (Page 276)

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Chadana, (nt.) (Vedic chad)=chada, viz. lit. 1. a cover, covering J.I, 376; V, 241.—2. a thatch, a roof Vin.II, 154 (various kinds), 195; J.II, 281; DhA.II, 65 (°piṭṭha); IV, 104 (°assa udaka-patana-ṭṭhāna), 178; PvA.55. ‹-› 3. a leaf, foliage J.I, 87; Th.1, 527.—4. hair J.V, 202.—fig. pretence, camouflage, counterfeiting Sn.89 (=paṭirūpaṃ katvā SnA 164); Dhs.1059=Vbh.361= Nd2 271II. Dhs.reads chandanaṃ & Vbh.chādanaṃ.

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Chādana, (nt.) (to chādeti) covering. clothing, often combined with ghāsa° food & clothing (q. v.) J.II, 79 (vattha°); Pv.I, 107 (bhojana°); II, 17 (vattha°); PvA.50 (=vattha); DhA.IV, 7.—As adj. J.VI, 354 (of the thatch of a house). (Page 275)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chadana (छदन).—

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: chadanam (छदनम्).

See also (synonyms): chada.

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Chādana (छादन).—[chad-lyuṭ]

1) A cover, screen (fig. also); विनिर्मितं छादनमज्ञतायाः (vinirmitaṃ chādanamajñatāyāḥ) Bh.2.7.

2) Concealing.

3) A leaf.

4) Clothing.

5) Darkening.

-nī Hide, skin.

Derivable forms: chādanam (छादनम्).

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

Chadana (छदन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A leaf. 2. A wing. 3. A covering, a sheathe, a scabbard. 4. Cassia. E. chad to cover or hide, affix lyuṭ .

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Chādana (छादन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Covering. 2. A covering, a screen, &c. 3. Hilling, concealing. 4. A leaf. E. chad to cover, affix lyuṭ and the vowel lengthened. bhāve lyuṭ . chādane . karaṇe lyuṭ patre . karttari lyu chādake .

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

Chadana (छदन).—[chad + ana], n. 1. Covering, a cover, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 56, 32. 2. A wing, Mahābhārata 3, 11595. 3. A leaf, [Suśruta] 1, 305, 16.

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Chādana (छादन).—i. e. chad + ana. n. 1. Covering, raiment, Mahābhārata 1, 3685. 2. A means of concealing, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 7.

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

Chadana (छदन).—[neuter] = [preceding] [masculine]

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Chādana (छादन).—[neuter] cover, screen, clothing.

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

1) Chadana (छदन):—[from chad] n. a cover, covering, [Harivaṃśa 12671; Rāmāyaṇa ii, 56, 32] (ifc. f(ā). )

2) [v.s. ...] cf. mallikā-

3) [v.s. ...] a sheath, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] a wing, [Mahābhārata iii, 11595]

5) [v.s. ...] a leaf, [Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] the leaf of Laurus Cassia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Chādana (छादन):—[from chad] a m. ‘coverer’, Barleria caerulea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

9) [v.s. ...] covering, cover, [Mahābhārata i, 3685; Harivaṃśa 3537; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā civ, 8; Pañcatantra; Bhartṛhari]

10) [v.s. ...] concealing, [Horace H. Wilson]

11) [v.s. ...] darkening, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xxiv, 34]

12) [v.s. ...] (in [dramatic language]) ignoring or tolerating offences if useful for one’s aims, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa vi, 107]

13) [v.s. ...] a leaf, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]

14) [from chāttra] b etc. See, [ib.]

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