Cucuka, Cūcuka, Cucūka, Cūcūka: 7 definitions


Cucuka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Chuchuka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Cucuka (चुचुक).—A low-caste tribe of south India. They were aborigines older than the Mahābhārata in origin. (Śloka 42, Chapter 207, Śānti Parva).

2) Cucuka (चुचुक).—(Ṃ). A place in ancient south India. (Śloka 26, Chapter 110, Udyoga Parva).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cūcuka : (nt.) the nipple; teat.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cucuka (चुचुक) or Cucūka (चुचूक).—The nipple of the breast.

Derivable forms: cucukaḥ (चुचुकः), cucukam (चुचुकम्), cucūkam (चुचूकम्).

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Cūcuka (चूचुक) or Cūcūka (चूचूक).—The nipple of a breast; Śi.7.19. -a. staggering in speech; मूकचूचुकाः (mūkacūcukāḥ) Mb.14.36.3.

Derivable forms: cūcukam (चूचुकम्), cūcūkam (चूचूकम्).

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

Cucuka (चुचुक).—mn.

(-kaḥ-kaṃ) A nipple. E. cuṣ to suck, and ka affix, deriv. irr. or

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Cūcuka (चूचुक).—mn.

(-kaḥ-kaṃ) A nipple. E. cūṣ to suck, and deriv. irr.; or cūcu imitative sound, (in sucking) and ka what makes; also cucuka, &c. cūṣyate cūṣa vā ukaḥ pṛṣo-ṣasya ca . kucāgre .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cūcuka (चूचुक).— (cf. cūṣ), n. 1. A nipple, [Suśruta] 1, 349, 17. 2. The breast, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 23, 13.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cūcuka (चूचुक).—[adjective] stammering; [neuter] the nipple of the breast.

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

1) Cucuka (चुचुक):—mn.

2) Cucūka (चुचूक):—n.

3) Cūcuka (चूचुक):—mfn. stammering, [Mahābhārata xiv, 1016]

4) m. [plural] Name of a people, [xiii, 207, 42] (cuc, C)

5) n. = kāgra (also cucuka mn. and cucūka n., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Rāmāyaṇa vi, 23, 13; Suśruta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxviii, 27; Kathāsaritsāgara cxx.]

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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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