Kanda, Kaṇḍa, Kandā, Kamda: 27 definitions

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Kanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

1) Kanda (कन्द, “bulb”):—Sixth seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna (2nd chakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. It is identified with the sixth of the seven worlds, named tapoloka. Together, these seven seatsthey form the Brahmāṇḍa (cosmic egg). The Kanda seat points to the west.

The associated pura is called puruṣa (or, puṃs), at the head of which is the Siddha named Khaḍgīśa. These Siddhas are considered to have been the expounders of the kula doctrine in former times.

The associated dhātu (constituents of the physical body) is the Marrow (majjā).

2) Kandā (कन्दा):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Kanda, the fifth seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (e.g. Kandā) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).

Source: academia.edu: The Śaiva Yogas and Their Relation to Other Systems of Yoga

Kanda (कन्द, “bulb”) refers to one of the sixteen types of “locus” or “support” (ādhāra) according to the Netratantra. These ādhāras are called so because they “support” or “localise” the self and are commonly identified as places where breath may be retained. They are taught in two different setups: according to the tantraprakriyā and according to the kulaprakriyā. Kanda belongs to the latter system.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kāṇḍa (काण्ड).—tad. affix काण्ड (kāṇḍa) prescribed after words like दूर्वा, तृण, कर्म (dūrvā, tṛṇa, karma) in the sense of समूह (samūha); cf दूर्वादिभ्यः (dūrvādibhyaḥ) (v.1. पूर्वादिभ्यः (pūrvādibhyaḥ)) काण्डः (kāṇḍaḥ); Kāś on P.IV. 2.51.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Kanda (कन्द) refers to a “bulb”, according to texts such as the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] He should place (his whole) being (bhāva) in the location (between) the lower and upper cavity (roma). Above is the Knot, below the Bulb (kanda), in the centre there is nothing at all. Know that place to be Śāmbhava characterized as Śiva's Void (śambhu-randhra). One should not think of anything there. (There is only) a subtle placement (of awareness) in the energy of consciousness (citi). The bliss of knowledge comes about just by recollecting (saṃsmaraṇa) in this way. (One who has realised this) brings about many insights (pratyaya) in others by (his) speech alone”.

2) Kanda (कन्द, “bulb”) refers to one of the seventeen stages of the rise of kuṇḍalinī, according to Abhinavagupta as drawn from the Devyāyāmala.—Cf. The seventeen syllables [i.e., saptadaśākṣara] of Mantramātā.—[...] These seventeen units [are] to be arranged in as many locations along the axis of the subtle body,  [as was] clearly known to Abhinava. Thus he presents an ascending series marking the stages of the rise of Kuṇḍalinī, the highest stage of which is that of the ‘Pure Self’ heralded by the Transmental just below it. In this set-up, drawn by Abhinavagupta from the Devyāyāmala, there are seventeen stages. These are [e.g., the Bulb (kanda), ...].

Jayaratha quotes this [Devyāyāmala] Tantra as a source of [Kālasaṃkarṣiṇī’s] Vidyā consisting of seventeen syllables. As the Devyāyāmala tells us that these places are related to the recitation of mantra, we may conclude that the seventeen syllables are contemplated in these seventeen places [e.g., Bulb (kanda)]. Accordingly, the Wheel of the Self can be said to be at the end of (i.e. after) the sixteen [i.e., ṣoḍaśānta].

3) Kanda (कन्द) refers to one of the eight Heroes (vīra-aṣṭaka) associated with Oṃkārapīṭha (also called Oḍḍiyāna, Ādipīṭha or Uḍapīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight heroes (vīrāṣṭaka): Karāla, Kanda, Vimala, Rudrāṅga, Kamalekṣaṇa, Vicitra, Citra, Bhānu.

Source: academia.edu: The Śāradātilakatantra on Yoga

Kanda (कन्द, “bulb”) is explained in terms of kuṇḍalinīyoga by Lakṣmaṇadeśika in his 11th-century Śaradātilaka.—The body is described, starting from the “bulb” (kanda), the place in which the subtle channels (nāḍī) originate, located between anus and penis (28–9). The three principal channels are iḍā (left), piṅgalā (right) and suṣumṇā (in the centre of the spine and the head). Inside the suṣumṇā is citrā, a channel connecting to the place on the top of the skull called the brahmarandhra (30–4).

Note: The kanda (“bulbous root”, especially of a lotus), more specifically known as the kandayoni elsewhere, is a structure named after its shape, above which the kuṇḍalinī rests and from which the nāḍīs emerge.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Kāṇḍa (काण्ड) refers to the “stem” (of a tree), as mentioned in a list of four synonyms in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Kāṇḍa] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

1) Kanda (कन्द) refers to “corm” (part of a plant) and represents a type of vegetable (śāka) according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Śāka-prakaraṇa deals with all types of vegetables. Here vegetables are classified into different plant parts [like corm (kanda), etc.]. Each of these classification have so many varieties. This prakaraṇa is devoted to explain these varieties and their properties in detail.

2) Kāṇḍa (काण्ड) refers to “stem” (part of a plant) and also represents a type of vegetable (śāka) according to the same work.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kanda (कन्द):—Rhizome / Bulb / Tuber

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Kanda (कन्द, “bulb”).—One of the ten kinds of “plant-bodies” (vanaspati) a soul (jīva) can be reborn as due to karma. Kanda and other plant-bodies are within the animal world (tiryag-gati) which is one of the four divisions of saṃsāra where souls are reborn.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kanda.—(CITI), name of a metre common in Telugu and Kannaḍa. Note: kanda is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kaṇḍa : (m.) 1. a portion or chapter; 2. an arrow or shaft.

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kanda : (m.) a tuber; yam.

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

Kanda, (Sk. kanda) a tuberous root, a bulb, tuber, as radish, etc. J. I, 273; IV, 373; VI, 516; VvA. 335; °mūla bulbs and roots (°phala) D. I, 101; a bulbous root J. V, 202. (Page 186)

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Kaṇḍa, (m. nt.) (perhaps as *kaldno fr. *kalad to break, cp. Gr. kladarόs, Lat. clades, etc., Sk. kāṇḍa. See also khagga and khaṇḍa) 1. the portion of a stalk or cane between one knot and another; the whole stalk or shaft; the shaft of an arrow, an arrow in general M. I, 429 (two kinds of arrows: kaccha & ropima, cp. kaṇḍa-cittaka); J. I, 150; II, 91; III, 273; V, 39; Miln. 44, 73; Mhvs 25, 89. As arrow also in the “Tell” story of Culladhanuggaha at J. III, 220 & DhA. IV, 66. ‹-› 2. a section, portion or paragraph of a book DA. I, 12; Pgdp 161.—3. a small portion, a bit or lump DhA. I, 134 (pūva°); Mhvs 17, 35.—4. kaṇḍaṃ (adv.) a portion of time, for a while, a little Pgdp 36.—See also khaṇḍa, with which it is often confounded. Der. upa-kaṇḍakin (adj.) (thin) like a stalk or arrow Pv. II. 113 (of a Petī).

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaṇḍa (कंड).—f (kaṇḍū S) The itch. 2 fig. An itching (for fight &c.)

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kaṇḍā (कंडा).—m (kaṇḍū Itch.) Swelling with fancied importance; itching to display one's superiority; conceit. 2 A rope covered over with cloth, or a silver ring, as an ornament for the neck of a horse, bullock &c. 3 A term in boys' plays signifying Victory or gain of the game. v lāva, lāga.

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kanda (कंद).—m (S) A bulbous or tuberous root. 2 fig. and in comp. Root, stock, source, fountain; as ānandakanda, amṛtakanda, sukhakanda, vilāsakanda.

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kāṇḍa (कांड).—n (S) The included portion betwixt two articulations or joints, an internodation. 2 The trunk or stem of a tree. 3 A chapter or section; a division of the Vedas, of which there are three, viz. karmakāṇḍa, yajñakāṇḍa, upāsanākāṇḍa. 4 S m n An arrow.

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kāṇḍa (कांड).—n The rope by which the sail is hoisted, halliards. 2 Straw or thrashed stalks (of wheat, nachi, gram &c.)

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kāndā (कांदा).—m (kanda S) An onion, Allium cepa. 2 Any bulbous or tuberous root. 3 fig. The root of the tongue. 4 That part of the pōḷī or honeycomb which contains the honey. 5 A tax on onions grown on Government-grounds.

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

kaṇḍa (कंड).—f The itch. Fig. An itching (for fight &c.).

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kanda (कंद).—m A bulbous root, root.

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kāṇḍa (कांड).—n The trunk or stem of a tree. A chapter. An internodation, the in- cluded portion between two joints.

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kāndā (कांदा).—m Any bulbous root. An onion.

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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

Kanda (कन्द).—1 A bulbous root.

2) A bulb; किं कन्दाः कन्दरेभ्यः प्रलयमुपगताः (kiṃ kandāḥ kandarebhyaḥ pralayamupagatāḥ) Bh.3.69; (fig. also); ज्ञानकन्द (jñānakanda).

3) Garlic.

4) A knot, swelling.

5) An affection of the male or female organ.

-daḥ 1 A cloud.

2) Comphor.

Derivable forms: kandaḥ (कन्दः), kandam (कन्दम्).

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Kāṇḍa (काण्ड).—1 A section, a part in general.

2) The portion of a plant from one knot to another. काण्डात्काण्ड- त्प्ररोहन्ती (kāṇḍātkāṇḍa- tprarohantī) Mahānār.4.3.

3) A stem, stock, branch; लीलोत्खातमृणालकाण्डकवलच्छेदे (līlotkhātamṛṇālakāṇḍakavalacchede) U.3.16; Amaru.95; Ms. 1.46,48, Māl.3.34.

4) Any division of a work, such as a chapter of a book; as the seven Kāṇḍas of the Rām.

5) A separate department or subject; e. g. कर्म° (karma°) &c.

6) A cluster, bundle, multitude.

7) An arrow. मनो दृष्टिगतं कृत्वा ततः काण्डं विसर्जयेत् (mano dṛṣṭigataṃ kṛtvā tataḥ kāṇḍaṃ visarjayet) Dhanur.3; Mb.5.155.7.

8) A long bone, a bone of the arms or legs.

9) cane, reed.

1) A stick, staff.

11) Water. निवृत्ताः काण्डचित्राणि क्रियन्ते दाशबन्धुभिः (nivṛttāḥ kāṇḍacitrāṇi kriyante dāśabandhubhiḥ) Rām.2.89.18.

12) Opportunity, occasion.

13) Private place.

14) A kind of measure.

15) Praise, flattery.

16) A horse.

17) Vile, bad, sinful (at the end of comp. only).

-ṇḍī A little stock or stem; Rāj. T.7.117.

Derivable forms: kāṇḍaḥ (काण्डः), kāṇḍam (काण्डम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kaṇḍa (कण्ड).—(?) , m. or nt. (either false reading, as Senart assumes, or MIndic, = Pali id., for Sanskrit kāṇḍa), arrow: Mahāvastu ii.82.14, 15, mss. kaṇṭho, once kantho; 18 v.l. kaṇḍāto; Senart reads kāṇḍ- always, with both mss. ii.82.17; 83.8, and one in 82.18.

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

Kanda (कन्द).—mn.

(-ndaḥ-ndaṃ) 1. A bulbous or tuberous root. 2. One of an esculent sort, (Arum campanulatum.) 3. Garlic. m.

(-ndaḥ) 1. A cloud. 2. An affection of the feminine organ, considered as a fleshy excrescence, but apparently prolapsus uteri. E. kadi to wet, &c. ac affix, kaṃ water, and to give.

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Kāṇḍa (काण्ड).—mn.

(-ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍaṃ) 1. A stalk or stem. 2. The part of the trunk of a tree whence the branches proceed. 3. A cluster, a clump. 4. An arrow. 5. Opportunity, season. 6. Water. 7. A kind of reed, (Saccharum sara.) 8. A multitude, a heap, a quantity. 9. A horse. 10. A chapter, a section. 11. The part in a sacrifice appropriated to different objects, as the gods or manes. 12. A long bone, a bone of the extremities. 13. Praise, flattery. 14. Private, privacy. 15. Low, vile, bad. 16. Sinful, wicked. E. kan to shine, &c. ḍa Unadi affix, and the radical vowel made long.

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

Kanda (कन्द).—m. A bulbous root, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 161.

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Kāṇḍa (काण्ड).—m. and n. 1. The part of a plant from one joint to another (ved.). 2. A slip, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 46. 3. A stalk, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 91, 15. 4. A switch, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 89, 19 (97, 24 Gorr.). 5. An arrow, [Hitopadeśa] 85, 5. 6. The section of a book, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 24, 9; [Rāmāyaṇa] (title of the first, of the second book, etc.); e. g. āraṇyaka-, The section comprising the sojourn in the forest (title of the third book). 7. A bone, [Suśruta] 2, 31, 5. 8. A multitude, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] [distich] 43; [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 30, 15 (corr. kāṇḍa for kaṇḍa).

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

Kanda (कन्द).—[masculine] bulbous root, bulb.

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Kāṇḍa (काण्ड).—[masculine] [neuter] section, part, internode (of a plant), chapter (of a book); stalk, stem, switch, cane, arrow, long bone.

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Kāṇḍa (काण्ड).—[masculine] [neuter] section, part, internode (of a plant), chapter (of a book); stalk, stem, switch, cane, arrow, long bone.

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

1) Kaṇḍa (कण्ड):—[from kaṇḍ] n. an ornament, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a joint (= parvan), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Kanda (कन्द):—mn. (√kan [commentator or commentary] on [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 98]), a bulbous or tuberous root, a bulb, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Suśruta] etc.

4) the bulbous root of Amorphophallus Campanulatus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) garlic, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) a lump, swelling, knot, [Suśruta i, 258, 9]

7) cf. [Greek] κόνδος, κονδύλος; O.H.G. hnUtr, hnUta

8) an affection of the female organ (considered as a fleshy excrescence, but apparently prolapsus uteri, [Horace H. Wilson])

9) Name of a metre (of four lines of thirteen syllables each)

10) (in mus.) a kind of time

11) Kāṇḍa (काण्ड):—mn. ([or kāṇḍa, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā vii]]) (ifc. f(ā or ī). ) (cf. khaṇḍa, with which in some of its senses kāṇḍa is confounded) a single joint of the stalk or stem of a plant, such as a bamboo or reed or cane (id est. the portion from one knot to another cf. tri-k), any part or portion, section, chapter, division of a work or book (cf. tri-k), any distinct portion or division of an action or of a sacrificial rite (as that belonging to the gods or to the manes), [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

12) a separate department or subject (e.g. karma-kāṇḍa, the department of the Veda treating of sacrificial rites, [Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 4-2, 51]), [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Rāmāyaṇa]

13) a stalk, stem, branch, switch, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Manu-smṛti i, 46, 48; Kauśika-sūtra; Suśruta]

14) the part of the trunk of a tree whence the branches proceed, [Horace H. Wilson]

15) a cluster, bundle, [Horace H. Wilson]

16) a multitude, heap, quantity (ifc.), [Pāṇini 4-2, 51; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

17) an arrow, [Mahābhārata xiii, 265; Hitopadeśa]

18) a bone of the arms or legs, long bone (cf. kāṇḍa-bhagna and pucchakāṇḍa), [Suśruta]

19) a rudder (?), [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 89, 19]

20) a kind of square measure, [Pāṇini 4-1, 23; Vopadeva vii, 55]

21) a cane, reed, Saccharum Sara (śara), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

22) water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

23) opportunity, occasion (cf. a-kāṇḍa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

24) a private place, privacy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

25) praise, flattery, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

26) (ifc. implying depreciation) vile, low, [Pāṇini 6-2, 126]

27) = kāṇḍasyāvayavo vikāro vā [gana] bilvādi

28) m. (also) abundance, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]

29) Kānda (कान्द):—[gana] aśmādi.

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

1) Kanda (कन्द):—[(ndaḥ-ndaṃ)] 1. m. n. A bulbous or tuberous root; garlic. m. A cloud.

2) Kāṇḍa (काण्ड):—[(ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍa)] 1. m. n. A stalk or stem; a section; a cluster; an arrow.

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

Kāṇḍa (काण्ड) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kaṃḍa, Kaṃda.

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Kanda in German

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kanda in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a cowdung cake; —[hona] to become very lean and thin; the body to be stiffened—to die; to become hard and stiff..—kanda (कंडा) is alternatively transliterated as Kaṃḍā.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kaṃḍa (कंड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kaṇḍ.

2) Kaṃḍa (कंड) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kāṇḍa.

3) Kaṃḍa (कंड) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kāṇḍa.

4) Kaṃda (कंद) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Krand.

5) Kaṃda (कंद) also relates to the Sanskrit words: Kranda, Krandita.

6) Kaṃda (कंद) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kanda.

7) Kaṃda (कंद) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Skanda.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṃḍa (ಕಂಡ):—

1) [noun] a portion broken off from a larger object; a bit; a part; a piece.

2) [noun] the soft substance of the body (of a person or animal) between the skin and the bones; flesh.

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Kaṃda (ಕಂದ):—

1) [noun] a young child.

2) [noun] a young of cow or of any other animal.

3) [noun] a term of affection used in addressing a younger person.

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Kaṃda (ಕಂದ):—

1) [noun] the portion of the human body from the neck to the arm joint; the shoulder.

2) [noun] (pros.) a metre having four lines of which first and third have three groups of four units each and the second and fourth have five groups of four units each.

3) [noun] a body of organised soldiers trained to protect esp. the land of a nation or to attack another country; an army.

4) [noun] a group of people; a multitude.

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Kaṃda (ಕಂದ):—

1) [noun] a bulbous rout, as of lotus plant, etc.

2) [noun] the strong-smelling bulb of the herb (Allium sativum) of the lily family, made up of small sections called cloves, used as seasoning in meats, salads, etc. garlic.

3) [noun] the edible, starchy, tuberous root of Amorphophallus campanulatus; elephant yam.

4) [noun] a visible mass of tiny, condensed water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere; cloud.

5) [noun] a volatile, crystalline ketone, with a strong characteristic odour, derived from the wood of the camphor tree or synthetically from pinene; camphor.

6) [noun] an abnormally swollen part of the body; a swelling.

7) [noun] a kind of disease of the male sexual glands.

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Kāṃḍa (ಕಾಂಡ):—

1) [noun] the main upward-growing axis of a plant, having nodes and bearing leaves, usu. extending in a direction opposite to that of the root and above the ground, and serving to support the plant and to transport and store food materials, esp. the main stalk or trunk of a tree, shrub or other plant, from which leaves, flowers, and fruit develop; a stem.

2) [noun] a slender, pointed missile shot from a bow; an arrow.

3) [noun] any of the main divisions of a book or other writing; a chapter.

4) [noun] a group of people, animal gathered at a place; a multitude.

5) [noun] a good or right occasion; an opportunity.

6) [noun] right or superior knowledge.

7) [noun] water.

8) [noun] the apparent blue canopy on our heads; the sky.

9) [noun] praise; flattery.

10) [noun] blame; censure.

11) [noun] a cover; a veil; a screen.

12) [noun] a mingling with others; a meeting.

13) [noun] speed; quickness.

14) [noun] a horse.

15) [noun] a group of mean, wicked persons.

16) [noun] a despicable, contemptible thing.

17) [noun] the tree Terminalia catapa of Combretaceae family; Indian almond; country almond.

18) [noun] the long bone of the arm or leg.

19) [noun] the slender, jointed, usu. flexible stem of any of certain plants, as bamboo or rattan; a cane.

20) [noun] a stick; a staff.

21) [noun] a private place.

22) [noun] an old measure of quantity.

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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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