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EtymologyEdit

From the root छन्द् (chand) / छद् (chad), from Proto-Indo-European *sḱend-.

  • c. 600 BCE – 400 BCE, Pāṇini, Aṣṭādhyāyī 4.4.93
    छन्दसो निर्मिते ।
    chandaso nirmite .

PronunciationEdit

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /t͡ɕʰɐ́n̪.d̪ɐs̪/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ɕʰɐn̪.d̪ɐs̪/
  • NounEdit

    छन्दस् (chándasn

    1. desire, longing for, will
    2. intention, purport
    3. (Hinduism) a sacred hymn (of the Atharvaveda, as distinguished from those of Rigveda and Samaveda), incantation-hymn
      1. (by extension) the sacred text of the Vedic hymns
    4. (prosody) metre
    5. metrical science

    DeclensionEdit

    Neuter as-stem declension of छन्दस् (chándas)
    Singular Dual Plural
    Nominative छन्दः
    chándaḥ
    छन्दसी
    chándasī
    छन्दांसि
    chándāṃsi
    Vocative छन्दः
    chándaḥ
    छन्दसी
    chándasī
    छन्दांसि
    chándāṃsi
    Accusative छन्दः
    chándaḥ
    छन्दसी
    chándasī
    छन्दांसि
    chándāṃsi
    Instrumental छन्दसा
    chándasā
    छन्दोभ्याम्
    chándobhyām
    छन्दोभिः
    chándobhiḥ
    Dative छन्दसे
    chándase
    छन्दोभ्याम्
    chándobhyām
    छन्दोभ्यः
    chándobhyaḥ
    Ablative छन्दसः
    chándasaḥ
    छन्दोभ्याम्
    chándobhyām
    छन्दोभ्यः
    chándobhyaḥ
    Genitive छन्दसः
    chándasaḥ
    छन्दसोः
    chándasoḥ
    छन्दसाम्
    chándasām
    Locative छन्दसि
    chándasi
    छन्दसोः
    chándasoḥ
    छन्दःसु
    chándaḥsu