noun /ˈkilə/
a) A pincer-like claw of a crustacean or arachnid.

It happeneth often, I confess, that a lobster hath the chely or great claw of one side longer than the other [...].

b) A pupil or disciple, especially in Hinduism.

The tail is curved up over the body and the pedipalps held forwards with the tip of the movable finger of the chela in contact with the sand.

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  • Chela — (von lat. chela „Klaue“) bezeichnet: Chela (Gliederfüßer), die Scheren der Krebse und Skorpione Chela (Gattung), eine südasiatische Gattung der Karpfenfische Chela ist der Familienname von Juan Ignacio Chela (* 1979), argentinischer Tennisspieler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chela — Che la, n.; pl. {Chel[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. chhlh claw.] (Zo[ o]l.) The pincherlike claw of Crustacea and Arachnida. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chela — Che la, n. [Hind. ch[=e]la, orig., slave, fr. Skr. c[=e][.t]a, c[=e][.t]aka, slave, servant.] In India, a dependent person occupying a position between that of a servant or slave and a disciple; hence, a disciple or novice. {Che la*ship}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chela — (Ch. Buchanan), Gattung der Karpfen, die Rückenflosse steht dem Anfang der Afterflosse gegenüber, Körper gedrückt wie beim Häring. Art: Ziege (Sichling, Ch. cultrata, Cyprianus aultr,). Bauch dünn, Seitenlinie zickzackähnlich, oben dunkelgrau,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • chela — chela. f. V. chelo2 …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • chela — / kɛla/ (o chele) s.f. [dal lat. chele es (pl. chelae arum ), gr. khēlḗ]. (zool.) [parte terminale degli arti di vari artropodi, in partic. crostacei e aracnidi] ▶◀ Ⓖ pinza, Ⓖ tenaglia …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • chela — sustantivo femenino 1. Uso/registro: jergal. Origen: Perú. Cerveza …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • chela — f. ☛ V. chelo2 …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • chela — [kē′lə] n. pl. chelae [kē′lē] [ModL < Gr chēlē, claw < IE base * ĝhēi, to YAWN] a pincerlike claw of a crab, lobster, scorpion, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Chela — Not to be confused with Xela, a town in Guatemala. Chela has two main meanings. One derivation comes from Hindi (cela) from Sanskrit (ceta), meaning slave or servant . In English, the word means a religious student or disciple. The other… …   Wikipedia

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