Chandasa, Chandasā: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Chandasa 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 Chhandasa.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Chāndasa (छान्दस).—Found in the Vedic Literature; Vedic; cf छान्दसा अपि क्वचिद् भाषायां प्रयुज्यन्ते (chāndasā api kvacid bhāṣāyāṃ prayujyante) Bhasavrtti on P. IV.4.143; cf. also छान्दसमेतत् । दृष्टानुविधिश्च च्छन्दसि भवति (chāndasametat | dṛṣṭānuvidhiśca cchandasi bhavati); M. Bh. on I.1.5.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Chandasā, (f.) (see chando) metrics, prosody Miln.3. (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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chāndasa (छांदस).—a (S) chāndasavṛtti a (S) pop. chāndivṛ a chāndīsa a Wilful, humorsome, mischievous, full of pranks, tricks, and devious practices, or of freaks, frolics, and fancies.

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chāndasa (छांदस).—m (S) A priest conversant with the Vedas.

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

chāndasa (छांदस).—a Wilful humoursome.

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chāndasa (छांदस).—m A priest conversant with the Vedas.

context information

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

Chāndasa (छान्दस).—a. (- f.) [छन्दः अधीते वेत्ति वा पक्षे अण् (chandaḥ adhīte vetti vā pakṣe aṇ)]

1) Vedic, peculiar to the Vedas; as छान्दसः प्रयोगः (chāndasaḥ prayogaḥ).

2) Studying or familiar with the Vedas.

3) Metrical.

-saḥ 1 A Brāhmaṇa versed in the Vedas.

2) The Vedas; मन्ये त्वां विषये वाचां स्नातमन्यत्र छान्दसात् (manye tvāṃ viṣaye vācāṃ snātamanyatra chāndasāt) Bhāg.

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

Chāndasa (छान्दस).—mfn.

(-saḥ-sī-saṃ) Relating to poetical metre, to the Vedas, &c. m.

(-saḥ) A priest conversant with scripture. E. chandas, and aṇ aff. chandaḥ adhīte vetti vā pakṣe aṇ .

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

Chāndasa (छान्दस).—i. e. chandas + a, adj. 1. Referring, or referable, to the Vedas (vedic), [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 12284. 2. Conversant with the Vedas, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 18, 108.

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

Chāndasa (छान्दस).—[feminine] ī Vedic, archaic; metrical.

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

1) Chāndasa (छान्दस):—mf(ī)n. having the sacred text of the Veda (chandas) as (its) subject, peculiar or relating or belonging to the Veda, Vedic, [Kauśika-sūtra; Pāṇini 4-3, 71; Patañjali; Harivaṃśa 12284; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) (once nda, [Bhaviṣya-purāṇa, khaṇḍa 1 & 2: bhaviṣya-purāṇa & bhaviṣyottara-purāṇa i])

3) archaistic, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha vi, 11]

4) ([gana] manojñādi, [Pāṇini 5-2, 84; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) studying the holy text of the Vedic hymns, familiar with it, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxii, cxviii]

5) (ifc. [gana] khasūcy-ādi, [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 114 [Scholiast or Commentator]])

6) relating to metre, [Ṛgveda-anukramaṇikā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

context information

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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