kANDa [or {kANDa} TS. vii] , {as} , {am} m. n. (ifc. f. {A} , or {I}) [cf. {khaNDa} , with which in some of its senses {kANDa} is confounded] a single joint of the stalk or stem of a plant , such as a bamboo or reed or cane (i.e. the portion from one knot to another cf. {tri-k-}) , any part or portion , section , chapter , division of a work or book (cf. {tri-k-}) , any distinct portion or division of an action or of a sacrificial rite (as that belonging to the gods or to the manes) AV. TS. VS. a separate department or subject (e.g. {karma-kANDa} , the department of the Veda treating of sacrificial rites Kas. on Pan. 4-2 , 51) AV. TS. S3Br. R. a stalk , stem , branch , switch the part of the trunk of a tree whence the branches proceed a cluster , bundle a multitude , heap , quantity (ifc.) an arrow a bone of the arms or legs , long bone (cf. {kANDa-bhagna} and {pucchakANDa}) a rudder (?) a kind of square measure a cane , reed , Saccharum Sara ({zara}) water opportunity , occasion (cf. {a-kANDa}) a private place , privacy praise , flattery (ifc. implying depreciation) vile , low = {kANDasyAvayavovikArovA} g. {bilvAdi} ; ({I}) f. a little stalk or stem Rajat. vii , 117.