Chando: 2 definitions


Chando 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Chando, (nt.) (Vedic chandas, from skandh, cp. in meaning Sk. pada; Gr. i)/ambos) metre, metrics, prosody, esp. applied to the Vedas Vin.II, 139 (chandaso buddhavacanaṃ āropeti to recite in metrical form, or Acc. to Bdhgh. in the dialect of the Vedas cp. Vin. Texts III, 15Q); S.I, 38; Sn.568 (Sāvittī chandaso mukhaṃ: the best of Vedic metres).

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

Chando (छन्दो):—[from chad] in [compound] for das.

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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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