cl.1. P.kh/ādati- (Epic also A1.te-; Aoristakhādīt-; perf.cakhāda-), to chew, bite, eat, devour, feed, prey upon etc. ; to hurt ; to ruin : CausalP.khādayati-, to cause to be eaten or devoured by (instrumental case; seeVa1rtt. 5) ; to eat or devour : Desiderativecikhādiṣati-, to desire to eat (varia lectio)
a. devouring (--°ree;); m. food; -aka, m. eater, consumer; debtor; -ana, n. chewing, eating; food: â, f. N.; -ikâ, f. eat ing (--°ree;); -i-tri, m. eater, consumer; -i-tavya, fp. to be eaten or consumed;-in, a. chewing, biting (--°ree;).
Occurs frequently in the Rigveda denoting either anklets or armlets, or sometimes rings on the hands. Max Muller considers that the word means quoits, the later Cakra. The rings were sometimes of gold.
Is used as an epithet of the Maruts in the Rigveda. The sense is doubtful: Bollensen thought the expression referred to the wearing of rings in the ears; Max Mūller renders it * strong rings,’ comparing the later Cakra or discus.
verb (class 1 ātmanepada) to bite (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
to chew (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
to devour (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
to eat (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
to feed (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
to hurt (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
to prey upon (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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