Gandu, Gāṇḍū, Gaṇḍu, Gaṇḍū, Gamdu: 11 definitions


Gandu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gāṇḍū (गांडू) [or गांड्या, gāṇḍyā].—a (gāṇḍa) A catamite, a pathic, Cinædus. 2 Luckless, wretched, worthless. Used abusively of any thing. Pr. mana pādaśāhī daiva gāṇḍū. 3 A poltroon or coward.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇḍu (गण्डु) or Gaṇḍū (गण्डू).—m. f.

1) A pillow.

2) A joint, knot.

Derivable forms: gaṇḍuḥ (गण्डुः), gaṇḍūḥ (गण्डूः).

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Gaṇḍū (गण्डू).—f.

1) A joint, knot.

2) A bone.

3) A pillow.

4) Oil.

Derivable forms: gaṇḍūḥ (गण्डूः).

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

Gaṇḍu (गण्डु).—mf.

(-ṇḍuḥ) A pillow. f.

(-ṇḍūḥ) A knot or joint. E. gaḍi to support the cheek, Unadi affix u.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṇḍu (गण्डु).— (akin to gaṇḍa), m. and f. A pillow, [Pañcatantra] 126, 2.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṇḍu (गण्डु).—[substantive] a pillow.

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

1) Gaṇḍu (गण्डु):—[from gaṇḍ] mf. ([gana] sidhmādi) a pillow, [Pañcatantra ii, 3, 25/26]

2) [v.s. ...] oil, [Uṇādi-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man [gana] 2. lohitādi.

4) Gaṇḍū (गण्डू):—[from gaṇḍ] f. (= ḍu) a pillow, [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 7 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) [v.s. ...] oil, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] a joint, bone, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Gaṇḍu (गण्डु):—(ṇḍuḥ) 2. m. f. A pillow.

2) Gaṇḍū (गण्डू):—(ṇḍūḥ) 3. f. A knot or joint.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gaṇḍu (गण्डु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gaṃḍua.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gandu in German

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃḍu (ಗಂಡು):—

1) [noun] brave conduct; a brave nature; bravery.

2) [noun] the quality of being hard, tough, etc.

3) [noun] the hard, central part of the main stem of a tree; the core of the wood.

4) [noun] a male human; a man.

5) [noun] a brave, daring man; a hero.

6) [noun] a man who intends or is about to be married; a bridegroom.

7) [noun] that side of one’s body which is toward the east when one faces north; the right side.

8) [noun] (fig.) an instance of being successful, fruitful.

9) [noun] ಗಂಡು ತೆತ್ತು ತಿಳಿಯಬೇಕು, ಹೆಣ್ಣು ಹೆತ್ತು ತಿಳಿಯಬೇಕು [gamdu tettu tiliyabeku, hennu hettu tiliyabeku] gaṇḍu tettu tiḷiyabēku, heṇṇu hettu tiḷiyabēku (prov.) one must learn from one’s experience (rather than from another’s advice, reading books, etc.).

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Gāṃḍu (ಗಾಂಡು):—

1) [noun] a big, slow, stupid man.

2) [noun] a thick stick; a club.

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Gāṃḍu (ಗಾಂಡು):—[noun] the opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal; the anus.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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