Kodanda, Kodaṇḍa, Kodamda: 19 definitions

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Kodanda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड) refers to the “eyebrows”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—The Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā supplies a brief description of the Yogic practice by means of which the Accomplishment of Speech, that stimulates the operation of the Command, develops:—“One should meditate on the light that is within the Cavity of Brahmā (between) the eyebrows (kodaṇḍa). [...] Having meditated on it, one conquers Speech. [...] The Command functions by his seeing and looking (at the Divine Light). The Accomplishment of Speech, which brings about the immediate possession of men, comes about (spontaneously in this way). It is both speech in Sanskrit and the vulgate. It is the understanding of the wisdom of the scripture. It is attained if one is intent on practice”

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Sanskrit for 'bow'.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MUNI Arts: Kalachakra and the twenty-five Kulika kings of Shambhala

Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड) refers to “bow” and represents one of the attributes of Sumitra or Rigden Shenyenzang refers to one of the Twenty-five Kulikas as well as one of the traditional Shambhala rulers.—His attributes are a bow (Sanskrit: dhanus, cāpa, śarāsana, kodaṇḍa, kārmuka, śārṅga; Tibetan: shu [gshu]) and arrow.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kodanda in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kodaṇḍa : (nt.) a bow.

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

Kodaṇḍa, (nt.) (cp. Sk. kodaṇḍa) a cross-bow M. I, 429 (opp. to cāpa); Miln. 351 (dhanu and k°). °ka same J. IV, 433 (explained by dhanu). (Page 228)

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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

kōdaṇḍa (कोदंड).—n (S) A bow. 2 fig. or bhrūkōdaṇḍa An eyebrow. 3 fig. (From a tale of Rawaṇ's being overpowered and nearly strangled by the bow of Ram, which he had raised.) A heavy calamity or trouble. See rāmakōdaṇḍa.

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kōdaṇḍa (कोदंड).—a P Rough, rude, violent, overbearing.

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

kōdaṇḍa (कोदंड).—n A bow.

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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

Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड).—A bow; रे कन्दर्प करं कदर्थयसि किं कोदण्डटङ्कारवैः (re kandarpa karaṃ kadarthayasi kiṃ kodaṇḍaṭaṅkāravaiḥ) Bhartṛhari 3.1; कोदण्डपाणिनिनदत्प्रतिरोधकानाम् (kodaṇḍapāṇininadatpratirodhakānām) M.5.1.

-ṇḍaḥ 1 An eye-brow.

2) Name of a country.

Derivable forms: kodaṇḍaḥ (कोदण्डः), kodaṇḍam (कोदण्डम्).

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

Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड).—mn.

(-ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍaṃ) A bow. m.

(-ṇḍaḥ) 1. An eyebrow. 2. The name of a country. E. kuṇ to sound, aṇḍa Unadi affix, &c. dana inserted; the final radical consonant is rejected; otherwise, kud to speak false, aṇḍac aff.

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

Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड).—[ko-daṇḍa] (ko = kas, nom. sing. of kim; cf. ku-), n. (and m.), A bow, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 97.

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

Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड).—[substantive] a bow.

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

1) Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड):—[=ko-daṇḍa] mn. [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] a bow, [Mālavikāgnimitra; Bhartṛhari; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara xxii, 92; Rājataraṅgiṇī v, 104; Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. an eyebrow (shaped like a bow), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a creeping plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a country, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड):—[(ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍaṃ)] 1. m. n. A bow. m. Eye-brow; name of a country.

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

Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kodaṃḍa.

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Kodanda 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kodaṃḍa (कोदंड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kodaṇḍa.

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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

Kōdaṃḍa (ಕೋದಂಡ):—

1) [noun] (in schools of yester years) a punishment of tying the hands of a student with a rope and pulling it up.

2) [noun] the rope used for this purpose.

3) [noun] ಕೋದಂಡಕ್ಕೇರಿಸು [kodamdakkerisu] kōdaṇḍakkērisu to tie (the hands of a student) with a rope and pull the rope upward; ಕೋದಂಡಕ್ಕೆ ಹಾಕು [kodamdakke haku] kōdaṇḍakke hāku = ಕೋದಂಡಕ್ಕೇರಿಸು [kodamdakkerisu].

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Kōdaṃḍa (ಕೋದಂಡ):—

1) [noun] a device for shooting arrows with a taut string joining the ends of a curved piece of wood etc; a bow.

2) [noun] the line of hair growing on the ridge above the eye socket; the eye-brow.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Kodaṇḍa (कोदण्ड):—n. a bow;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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