Asuci, aka: Ashuci; 5 Definition(s)


Asuci means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ashuchi.

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Pali-English dictionary

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asuci : (m.) dirt; excrement; dung; semen. (adj.) impure; unclean.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Asuci, (adj.) (a + suci) not clean, impure, unclean Sn. 75 (°manussā, see Nd2 112); Pug. 27, 36; Sdhp. 378, 603. (Page 89)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

aśuci (अशुचि) [or अशुचिर्भूत, aśucirbhūta].—a S Unclean or impure lit. fig.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aśuci (अशुचि).—a Impure, unclean.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśuci (अशुचि).—a.

1) Not clean, dirty, foul, impure; पतन्ति नरकेऽशुचौ (patanti narake'śucau) Bg.16.16. सोऽशुचिः सर्वकर्मसु (so'śuciḥ sarvakarmasu); in mourning; त्रिरात्रमशुचिर्भवेत् (trirātramaśucirbhavet).

2) Black.

-ciḥ The black colour.

-ciḥ f.

1) Impurity.

2) Degradation; °tā (= grīṣmābhāvaḥ)

1) Absence of purity.

2) (= grīṣmābhāvaḥ) The months of ज्येष्ठ (jyeṣṭha) and आषाढ (āṣāḍha) (cf. वैशाखे माधवो, राधो ज्येष्ठः शुक्रः शुचिस्त्वयम् । आषाढे श्रावणे तु स्यात् नभाः श्रावणिकश्च सः (vaiśākhe mādhavo, rādho jyeṣṭhaḥ śukraḥ śucistvayam | āṣāḍhe śrāvaṇe tu syāt nabhāḥ śrāvaṇikaśca saḥ) || Ak.; अशुचिता यदि केलिवने, कथं शुचिरवचिरवाचितषटपदैः (aśucitā yadi kelivane, kathaṃ śuciravaciravācitaṣaṭapadaiḥ) | Rām. Ch.5.2.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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