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khanda

[ kahn-duh ]
/ ˈkɑn də /
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noun

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

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Origin of khanda

First recorded in 1885–90; from Indo-Aryan; compare Hindi khā̃ṛa, Punjabi khaṇḍā “sword,” Assamese khāṇḍa “heavy knife” (Prakrit khaṁḍa- )
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British Dictionary definitions for khanda

khanda
/ (ˈkʌːndə) /

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
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