Chid; 1 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chhid.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chid (छिद्).—7 U. (chinatti, chinte, ciccheda, acchidat, acchaitsīt, acchitta, chettum, chinna)

1) To cut, cut or lop off, hew, mow, tear, pierce, break asunder, rend, split, divide; नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि (nainaṃ chindanti śastrāṇi) Bg.2.23; R.12.8; Ms.4.69,7;9. 276; Y.2.32.

2) To disturb, interrupt (as sleep).

3) To remove, drive off, destroy, quell, annihilate; तृष्णां छिन्द्धि (tṛṣṇāṃ chinddhi) Bh.2.77; एतन्मे संशयं छिन्द्धि मतिर्मे संप्रमुह्यति (etanme saṃśayaṃ chinddhi matirme saṃpramuhyati) Mb; राघवो रथमप्राप्तां तामाशां च सुरद्विषाम् । अर्धचन्द्रमुखैर्बाणैश्चि- च्छेद कदलीमुखम् (rāghavo rathamaprāptāṃ tāmāśāṃ ca suradviṣām | ardhacandramukhairbāṇaiści- ccheda kadalīmukham) || R.12.96; Ku.7.16.

4) To take away, remove, deprive of; न नः किंचिद् छिद्यते (na naḥ kiṃcid chidyate) Ś. B. we do not lose anything [cf. L. scindo].

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Chid (छिद्).—a. (At the end of comp.) Cutting, dividing, destroying, removing, splitting &c.; श्रमच्छिदामाश्रम- पादपानाम् (śramacchidāmāśrama- pādapānām) R.5.6; पङ्कच्छिदः फलस्य (paṅkacchidaḥ phalasya) M.2.8. -m. The divisor, denominator.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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