Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. CHAWND-ro(Bengali)
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Meaning & History

Means "moon" in Sanskrit, derived from चन्द (chand) meaning "to shine". This is a transcription of the masculine form चण्ड (a name of the moon in Hindu texts, which is often personified as a deity) as well as the feminine form चण्डा.

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VariantChander(Hindi)
Other Languages & CulturesSanda(Burmese) Chan(Khmer)

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Painting from the 19th century depicting Chandra being drawn in a chariotPainting from the 19th century depicting Chandra being drawn in a chariot

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Entry updated April 25, 2021