chandas छन्दस्

Definition: Vedic Literature in general as found in the rule बहुलं छन्दसि which has occurred several times in the Sutras of Panini, cf. छन्दोवत्सूत्राणि भवन्ति M. Bh. on I.1.1, and I.4.3; cf. also V. Pr. I. 1, 4; (2) Vedic Samhita texts as contrasted with the Brahmana texts; cf.छन्दोब्राह्मणानि च तद्विषयाणि P, IV.2.66; () metre, metrical portion of the Veda.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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