metre, metrics, prosody, esp. applied to the Vedas Vin.ii.139 (chandaso buddhavacanaṃ āropeti to recite in metrical form, or acc. to Bdhgh. in the dialect of the Vedas cp. Vin. Texts iii.150) SN.i.38; Snp.568 (Sāvittī chandaso mukhaṃ: the best of Vedic metres).
- -viciti prosody Vv-a.265 (enumerated as one of the 6 disciplines dealing with the Vedas: see chaḷanga).
Vedic chandas, from skandh, cp. in meaning Sk. pada; Gr. ιἄμβος