khanda

khanda

[kahn-duh]
noun
an Indian sword, having a broad, usually single-edged blade and a disklike pommel with a point.

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

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khanda (ˈkʌːndə)
 
n
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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