Handa: 7 definitions


Handa 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

handa : (an exhortative emphatic particle) well then; now; come along.

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

Handa, (indecl.) (cp. Sk. hanta, haṃ+ta) an exhortativeemphatic particle used like Gr. a)/ge dή or French allons, voilà: well then, now, come along, alas! It is constructed with 1st pres. & fut., or imper, 2nd person D.I, 106, 142; II, 288; Sn.153, 701, 1132; J.I, 88, 221, 233; III, 135; DA.I, 237 (=vavasāy’atthe nipāto); Nd2 697 (=padasandhi); Pv.I, 103 (=gaṇha PvA.49); II, 321 (=upasagg’atthe nipāta PvA.88); DhA.I, 16, 410 (handa je); SnA 200 (vvavasāne), 491 (id.); VvA.230 (hand’‹-› âhaṃ gamissāmi). (Page 729)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haṇḍā (हंडा).—m (haṇḍa S through H) A cooking pot, or an open-mouthed metal vessel more generally. 2 A sort of sāḍī. It is garbhasutī, and about twelve cubits long.

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hāṇḍā (हांडा).—m (haṇḍa S through H) A cooking pot; or an openmouthed metal vessel more generally.

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hāndā (हांदा).—m The practice, among husbandmen, of mutually helping one another with themselves and their bullocks as the occasions for such assistance arise to each.

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

haṇḍā (हंडा).—m A cooking pot, or an open- mouthed metal vessel.

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hāṇḍā (हांडा).—m A cooking pot; and open-mouth. ed metal vessel.

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hāndā (हांदा).—m The practice among husband- men of mutually helping one another in many ways.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haṇḍā (हण्डा).—ind. A vocative particle used in addressing a female of inferior rank, or by equals of the lowest caste in addressing each other; हण्डे हञ्जे हलाह्वाने नीचां चेटी सखीं प्रति (haṇḍe hañje halāhvāne nīcāṃ ceṭī sakhīṃ prati) Ak. -f.

1) A large earthen vessel (?).

2) A low caste female; cf. हञ्जा (hañjā).

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

Haṇḍā (हण्डा).—f.

(-ṇḍā) A large earthen pot. Ind. An interjection of calling to a low female: see haṇḍe.

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

1) Haṇḍa (हण्ड):—See kūla-haṇḍa.

2) Haṇḍā (हण्डा):—f. (in [dramatic language]) a low-caste female ([vocative case] de often in address; cf. hañjā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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