Chandahkosha, Chandah-kosha, Chandaḥkośa: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Chandaḥkośa can be transliterated into English as Chandahkosa or Chandahkosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandahkosha.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Chandaḥkośa (छन्दःकोश) is the name of a text dealing with Sanskrit prosody (chandas) for which no authorship could be traced. Usually the authors mention their names, parentage etc. in the colophon of their works. But there are certain works in which, the author leaves no impression of his identity. The Chandaḥkośa is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” VII. p. 93.

Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume II: Apabhramsa metres (1)

Chandaḥkośa (छन्दःकोश) is the name of a work ascribed to Ratnaśekhara.—Both the Prākṛta Piṅgala and Chandaḥkośa treat mainly of the Apabhraṃśa metres and are composed for the most part in the Apabhraṃśa language. Chandaḥkośa manuscripts are available in many libraries. Both the Prākṛta Piṅgala and the Chandaḥkośa appear to have been composed towards the close of the 14th century A. D., but the Chandaḥkośa is perhaps the earlier of the two.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Chandaḥkośa (छन्दःकोश) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Io. 2089.
—[commentary] Bik. 278.
—by Ratneśekhara, and—[commentary] by Candrakīrti. Peters. 3, 404.

2) Chandaḥkośa (छन्दःकोश):—metrics. Rgb. 543 (inc.).

3) Chandaḥkośa (छन्दःकोश):—metrics. Bd. 1366.
—by Ratnaśekhara and C. by Candrakīrti. Peters. 5 p. 192.

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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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