Coca: 8 definitions

Introduction

Coca 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 Chocha.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

coca : (m) banana.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Coca, (nt.) (Both derivation & meaning uncertain. The word is certainly not Aryan. See the note at Vinaya Texts II.132) the cocoa-nut or banana, or cinnamon J.V, 420 (°vana); —°pāna a sweet drink of banana or cocoa-nut milk Vin.I, 246. (Page 272)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cōca (चोच) [or चोंच, cōñca].—f (cañcu S) A beak or bill. Pr. āgōdhara cārā maga cōñca. 2 fig. The point (of a pen or penknife, or of any acuminated instrument). 3 fig. The projecting front of a turban. 4 fig. A bare space (beak-form) made in the middle of the forehead by shaving off or plucking out the hairs. v kara, ṭhēva.

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

cōca (चोच).—f A beak or bill. The point. The projecting front of a turban.

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cōcā (चोचा).—m See the plural cōcē.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Coca (चोच).—

1) A bark, rind.

2) Skin, hide.

3) The cocoa-nut.

4) The uneatable part of a fruit.

5) The fruit of the fan-palm.

6) A plantain.

Derivable forms: cocam (चोचम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Coca (चोच).—n.

(-caṃ) 1. Bark, rind. 2. Skin. 3. Cassia bark. 4. Half eaten fruit of the palm. 5. A banana or plaintain: see mocā. 6. A cocoanut.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Coca (चोच):—n. the bark of cinnamon, [Suśruta; Pañcarātra iii, 13, 11]

2) bark, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) skin, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) the cocoa-nut, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xli, 4]

5) the fruit of the fan-palm, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]] the uneatable part of a fruit, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) a banana, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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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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