Kavandha: 7 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kavandha : (m.) headless (trunk of the) body.

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

Kavandha, (m. nt.) (cp. Sk. kavandha & kabandha) 1. the (headless) trunk of the body, endowed with the power of motion Vin. III, 107; cp. S. II, 260 (asīsaka°); Miln. 292; DhA. I, 314.—2. a headless dwarf, whose head has been crushed down into his body J. V, 424, 427 (cp. the story of Dhanu, the Rākṣasa who was punished by having his head and thighs forced into his body, Raghuvaṃsa XII. 57). (Page 200)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kavandha (कवन्ध).—see kabandha.

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

Kavandha (कवन्ध).—[masculine] [neuter] barrel, cask (metaph. of a cloud or the belly); a headless trunk. [masculine] [Epithet] of the demon Danu.

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

1) Kavandha (कवन्ध):—and kavandhin See kaban.

2) Kāvandha (कावन्ध):—mf(ī)n. ([from] kav) having the appearance of a headless trunk, [Śiśupāla-vadha xix, 51.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kavandha (कवन्ध):—und kavandhin s. u. kabandha und kabandhin .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kavandha (कवन्ध):—(Rv.) , kabandha ([Atharvaveda] u. später die Bomb. Ausgg.) —

1) m. n. Tonne ; bildlich von der Wolke und vom Bauch. Im Epos von der Wolke (auch personif.) , die die Sonne beim Aufund Untergange verhüllen. —

2) m. n. Rumpf. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. —

3) m. Beiname — a) des Dämons Danu , dem Indra Kopf und Schenkel in den Leib drückte und dessen lange Arme Rāma und Lakṣmana abhieben. — b) *Rāhu's. —

4) m. Bez. von 96 best. Ketu.

5) m. Nomen proprium eines Ātharvana und Gandharva. kabandha [Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 14.] —

6) *n. Wasser.

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Kāvandha (कावन्ध):—Adj. (f. ī) rumpfartig [Śiśupālavadha 19,51.]

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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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