Coca: 12 definitions
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Coca (चोच) refers to either “cinnamon bark” or “coco-nut”, mentioned in verse 3.31 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] One shall drink broth (that is) not too thick, rasālā, curds, raga and khāṇḍava syrup, or, from clay shells, a five-essence potion (that is) kept in a new vessel, mixed with small banana and coco-nut pieces [viz., coca-dala], (and) acidulated, [...]”.
Note: Coca (K wrongly prints a second moca) usually denotes the cinnamon bark but may also stand for the coco-nut, the fan-palm fruit, and the banana (MW p. 402). Adding to this uncertainty, Aruṇadatta identifies it as panasaphala (“bread-fruit”), while Indu is silent on the point. Candranandana and Hemādri, however, give nālikera (“coco-nut”) as equivalent, and this is also the meaning of rgya-star (corrupted to rgyas-ltar in NP), which recurs in 5.19 & 6.117 as the sole spelling of all xylographs and roughly translates “large nut”.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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
(-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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Coca (चोच).—[neuter] the bark of a kind of cinnamon.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]]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Coca (चोच):—(caṃ) 1. n. Bark, skin; half eaten fruit of the palm; plantain.
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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 (even English!). 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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