Chand, Chaṇḍ: 10 definitions


Chand means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Chhand.

Ambiguity: Although Chand has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Cand. It further has the optional forms Chaṇḍ.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Chand [Chaand] refers to “Poetic meter”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chand (छन्द्).—1 U. (chandayati-te, chandita)

1) To please, gratify.

2) To persuade, coax.

3) To cover.

4) To be delighted in.

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

Chand (छन्द्).—i. 1 and 10, [Parasmaipada.] (ved. also chadaya, [Parasmaipada.], [Ātmanepada.]).

— i. 1. 1. To appear (ved.). 2. To please.

— i. 10, or rather [Causal.] 1. To wait on, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 97, 1; Chr. 48, 8. 2. To present (especially with vareṇa), [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 4, 43.

— With the prep. ava ava, i. 1, To desire, Mahābhārata 12, 7378.

— With upa upa, [Causal.] 1. To wait on, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 58. 2. To seduce, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 101, 10.

— With sam sam, To wait on, to present, Mahābhārata 3, 13507.

— Cf. [Latin] spons, spontis for spond + ti, spondeo,

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

Chand (छन्द्).—v. 2 chad.

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

1) Chand (छन्द्):—1. chand and 2 See √1. and √3. chad.

2) 3. chand [varia lectio] for √chṛd q.v.

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

Chand (छन्द्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Chaṃda.

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Chand 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

1) Chand in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) fierce, furious; violent; powerful; hence~[ta] (nf)..—chand (चंड) is alternatively transliterated as Caṃḍa.

2) Chand in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) the moon; (a) a few, some; ~[roja] lasting only a few days; transient..—chand (चंद) is alternatively transliterated as Caṃda.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Chaand is another spelling for चाँद [cāṃda].—[=चाँद] n. 1. the moon; 2. a target; mark; bull's eye; 3. hist. badge of government officials;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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