Kandavina, Kāṇḍavīṇā, Kanda-vina: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāṇḍavīṇā (काण्डवीणा).—the lute of a Chāṇḍāla.

Kāṇḍavīṇā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāṇḍa and vīṇā (वीणा).

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

1) Kāṇḍavīṇā (काण्डवीणा):—[=kāṇḍa-vīṇā] [from kāṇḍa] f. a kind of lute composed of joints of reed, [Kāṭhaka; Lāṭyāyana; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] (said to be played by Cāṇḍālas, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]; cf. kāṇḍola-vīṇā.)

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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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