Caha, Cahā, Cāhā: 7 definitions


Caha means something in Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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 Chaah.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Caha in India is the name of a plant defined with Camellia sinensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Thea bohea L. (among others).

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cahā (चहा).—m f ( H) Liking or fondness for; desire after (for or after persons or things). 2 m ( P) Tea: also (for gavatīcahā) lemon-grass.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

cahā (चहा).—m f Liking or fondness for. Tea: also lemon-grass.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Cāha (चाह) [Also spelled chaah]:—(nf) liking, love, craving; desire; will; a well; —[se rāha banatī hai] where there is a will, there is a way.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Cāha (चाह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vāñch.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caha (ಚಹ):—

1) [noun] the white-flowered, evergreen plant Thea sinensis (= Camelia thea, = C. sinensis) of Theaceae family; tea plant.

2) [noun] its dried and processed leaves used to make a beverage; tea leaves.

3) [noun] the beverage made by soaking such leaves in boiling water; tea.

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Cahā (ಚಹಾ):—[noun] = ಚಹ [caha].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Cāha (चाह):—n. 1. desire; wish; longing; fondness; inclination; 2. concern; care;

2) Cāhā (चाहा):—n. Zool. red shank/ sand piper; snipe;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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