Chedana; 8 Definition(s)


Chedana 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 Chhedana.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Chedana (छेदन) refers to “fistulectomy”, meaning the excision of the fistulous tract, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Excision (chedana) is a procedure whereby a part or whole of the limb is cut off from the parent. (described in the Sushruta Samhita)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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chedana : (nt.) cutting; severing.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Chedana, (nt.) (see chindati) cutting, severing, destroying D.I, 5; (=DA.I, 80 hattha°-ādi); III, 176; Vin.II, 133; A.II, 209; V, 206; S.IV, 169 (nakha°); V, 473; Miln.86; Vism.102 (°vadha-bandana, etc.). (Page 277)

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

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chēdana (छेदन).—n S Cutting, splitting, dividing.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chēdana (छेदन).—m Cutting, splitting, dividing.

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

Chedana (छेदन).—a. [chid bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Cutting asunder, dividing splitting.

2) Destroying, solving, removing.

-nam Cutting, tearing, cutting off, splitting, dividing; Ms.8. 28,292,322.

2) A section, portion, bit, part.

3) Destruction, removal.

4) Division.

5) A medicine for removing the humours of the body.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chedana (छेदन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Cutting, dividing. 2. A part, a portion. E. chid to cut, affix bhāve lyuṭ.

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