Cundi, aka: Cundī; 3 Definition(s)


Cundi means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chundi.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Cundi - A princess. She visited the Buddha at the Kalandakanivapa in Veluvana, and he preached to her the Cundi Sutta (A.iii.35f). According to the Commentary (AA.ii.596), she was the daughter of Bimbisara. The king gave her five hundred chariots for the use of herself and her companions. She was one of the three women who received this gift from their fathers, the others being Visakha and the princess Sumana. Cundis brother was Cunda. Her name occurs in a list of eminent upasikas. A.iv.347.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cundī (चुन्दी).—A procuress, bawd.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cundī (चुन्दी).—f. (-ndī) A procuress, a bawd. E. cud to inquire, affixes and ṅīṣ, and num inserted.

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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