Spand: 8 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Spand (स्पन्द्).—1 Ā. (spandate, spandita)

1) To throb, palpitate; अस्पन्दिष्टाक्षि वामं च (aspandiṣṭākṣi vāmaṃ ca) Bhaṭṭikāvya 15.27;14.83.

2) To shake, tremble, quiver.

3) To go, move; स्पन्दन्ति वै तनुभृतामज- शर्वयोश्च (spandanti vai tanubhṛtāmaja- śarvayośca) Bhāgavata 12.8.4.

4) To come suddenly to life.

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

Spand (स्पन्द्).—i. 1, [Ātmanepada.] To tremble, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 105, 12. spandita, 1. Throbbing, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 50; beating. 2. Gone. n. Pulsation.

— With the prep. pari pari, To tremble, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 14, 12.

— With vi vi, To struggle, Mahābhārata 3, 445.

— Cf. by the influence of ); [Latin] funda.

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

Spand (स्पन्द्).—spandate spandati [participle] spandita (q.v.) quiver, throb, quake, kick (of animals), budge. [Causative] spandayati (te) make quiver.

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

1) Spand (स्पन्द्):—(often confounded with √syand) [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] ([Dhātupāṭha ii, 13]) spandate (rarely ti; only in [present tense] base and [infinitive mood] spanditum; [grammar] also [perfect tense] paspande; [future] spanditā, spandiṣyate; [Aorist] aspandiṣṭa),

—to quiver, throb, twitch, tremble, vibrate, quake, palpitate, throb with life, quicken (as a child in the womb), [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra; Caraka; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to kick (as an animal), [Brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to make any quick movement, move, be active, [Harivaṃśa];

—to flash into life, come suddenly to life, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :

—[Causal] spandayati ([Aorist] apaspandat), to cause to quiver or shake, [Mahābhārata];

—to move (trans.), [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra] :—[Desiderative] pispandiṣate [grammar]:—[Intensive], See paniṣpada.

2) cf. [Greek] σφενδόνη, σφαδασμος, σφεδανός, σφοδρός; perhaps also [Latin] pendo, pondus.

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

Spand (स्पन्द्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Culucula, Phaṃda.

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Spand 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Spand in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) vibration, pulsation; throbbing..—spand (स्पंद) is alternatively transliterated as Spaṃda.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Spand is another spelling for स्पन्द [spanda].—n. 1. throbbing; palpitation; 2. vibration; tremor; motion;

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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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