1. the portion of a stalk or cane between one knot and another; the whole stalk or shaft; the shaft of an arrow, an arrow in general MN.i.429 (two kinds of arrows: kaccha & ropima, cp kaṇḍa-cittaka); Ja.i.150; Ja.ii.91; Ja.iii.273; Ja.v.39; Mil.44, Mil.73; Mhvs.25, Mhvs.89. As arrow also in the “Tell story of Culladhanuggaha at Ja.iii.220 & Dhp-a.iv.66.
  2. a section, portion or paragraph of a book DN-a.i.12 Pgdp.161.
  3. a small portion, a bit or lump Dhp-a.i.134 (pūva˚); Mhvs.17, Mhvs.35.
  4. kaṇḍaṃ (adv.) a portion of time, for a while, a little Pgdp.36

■ See also khaṇḍa, with which it is often confounded. Der upa- kaṇḍakin (adj.) (thin) like a stalk or arrow Pv.ii.1#13 (of a Petī).

  • -gamana the going of an arrow, i.e. the distance covered by an arrow in flight, a bow-shot Ja.ii.334; cp kaṇḍu.
  • -cittaka (Sk. kāṇḍa-citraka) an excellent arrow AN.ii.202.
  • -nāḷī a quiver Ja.iii.220.
  • -pahāra an arrow-shot, arrow-wound Mil.16 (ekena k-paharena dve mahākāyā padālitā “two birds killed with one stone”), Mil.73.
  • -vāraṇa (adj.) warding off arrows, appl to a shield Ja.vi.592 (nt.); a shield Ja.iv.366.

perhaps as *kaldno fr. *kalad to break, cp. Gr. κλαδαρός, Lat. clades, etc., Sk. kāṇḍa. See also khagga and khaṇḍa