Chandobhasha, Chandobhāṣā: 2 definitions



Chandobhasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Chandobhāṣā can be transliterated into English as Chandobhasa or Chandobhasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandobhasha.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Chandobhāṣā (छन्दोभाषा).—Vedic language as contrasted with भाषा (bhāṣā) (ordinary language in use); cf. गुरुत्वं लघुता साम्यं ह्रस्वदीर्घप्लुतानि च (gurutvaṃ laghutā sāmyaṃ hrasvadīrghaplutāni ca)...एतत्सर्व तु विज्ञेयं छन्दोभाषां विजानता (etatsarva tu vijñeyaṃ chandobhāṣāṃ vijānatā) T. Pr. XXIV. 5.

context information

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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Chandobhāṣā (छन्दोभाषा):—[=chando-bhāṣā] [from chando > chad] f. ([gana] ṛg-ayanādi) the language of the Veda, [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya; Caraṇa-vyūha (DevīP.])

2) Chāndobhāṣa (छान्दोभाष):—[from chāndasa] mfn. [from] chando-bhāṣā [gana] ṛg-ayanādi.

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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