khanda

[kahn-duh]
|

noun

an Indian sword, having a broad, usually single-edged blade and a disklike pommel with a point.

Nearby words

  1. khamenei,
  2. khamsin,
  3. khan,
  4. khanate,
  5. khanbalik,
  6. khanga,
  7. khania,
  8. khaniá,
  9. khanjar,
  10. khanka

Origin of khanda

1885–90; < Indo-Aryan; compare Hindi khā̃ṛa, Punjabi khaṇḍā sword, Assamese khāṇḍa heavy knife (Prakrit khaṁḍa-)

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for khanda


British Dictionary definitions for khanda

khanda

noun

a double-edged sword that appears as the emblem on the Sikh flag and is used in the Amrit ceremony to stir the amrit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012