1 a Hindu disciple of a swami
2 a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods [syn: claw, nipper, pincer] [also: chelae (pl)]
Etymology 1From chele, from sc=polytonic.
Etymology 2From Hindi चेला (celā).
Nounchela (pl., chele)
- pincer (of a crustacean)
Adjectivechela f (chelo masculine)
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Chela is a term used in the Guru-shishya tradition of Hinduism, roughly equivalent to the western term disciple.
Chela may also refer to:
- Chela, Ethiopia, a town in southern Ethiopia;
- Chela (fish), a small minnow-type fish in the Cyprinid family;
- Juan Ignacio Chela, a professional tennis player from Argentina;
- an arthropod's claw;
- the Chela meteorite of 1988, which fell in Shinyanga, Tanzania (see meteorite falls)
- Chela is a spanish slang term for beer