Cuncu, Cuñcū, Cuñcu, Cumcu: 13 definitions
Cuncu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Chunchu.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Cuñcu (चुञ्चु).—A King of the Hehaya line of kings. He was the grandson of Rohitāśva and son of Hārīta. King Vijaya is the son of Cuñcu. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 16.)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Cuñcu (चुञ्चु) ( cf. Viṣṇupurāṇa chapter IV.3) is another name for Dhundhu: the son of Rohita (Rohitāśva in the Viṣṇupurāṇa) and grandson of Hariścandra, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Dhundhumāri had three sons Dṛḍhāśva and others. Dṛḍhāśva’s son was Hariścandra and Rohita was the son of Hariścandra. Dhundhu (or Cuñcu) was the son of Rohita. Dhundhu had two sons—Sudeva and Vijaya.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Cuñcu (चुञ्चु) refers to a type of vegetable, according to the Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 46.334, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Suśruta refers to the vegetable flowers, leaves, fruits, stems and bulbs. Of the pot herbs satīna, vāstuka, cuñcu, cilli, green radish, maṇḍūkaparṇī and jivantī were regarded the best.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Cuñcu (चुञ्चु) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with (i) Marsilea dentata Linn., (ii) Marsilea quadrifolia Linn. or (iii) Marsilea minuta Linn., according to verse 4.144-145 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Cf. Cañcuphala, Cañcuparṇikā, Caccu. Cuñcu itself is also mentioned as a synonym for the Kṣudracuñcu variety of Cuñcu.
Cuñcu is mentioned as having eight synonyms: Vijalā, Cañcu, Kalabhī, Vīrapatrikā, Cuñcurā, Cuñcupatra, Suśāka and Kṣetrasambhava. Cuñcu is further elaborated upon with three varieties: Bṛhatcuñcu (Vṛhatcuñcu) and Kṣudracuñcu.
Properties and characteristics: “Cuñcu is sweet, sharp, astringent and reduces the waste products of the body (śarīra-malās). It is indicated in gulma (false abdominal lumps due to wind), constipation, abdominal diseases, piles and sprue”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
cuñcū (चुंचू).—f A species of mulberry.
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cuñcū (चुंचू).—f (Corr. from cañcu S) A beak or bill.
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) (At the end of certain comp.) Celebrated, famous, renowned, skilled in; तेन वित्तश्चुञ्चुप्चणपौ (tena vittaścuñcupcaṇapau) P.V. 2.26; अक्षर°, चार° (akṣara°, cāra°) &c. रामोऽपि मायाचणमस्त्रचुञ्चुः (rāmo'pi māyācaṇamastracuñcuḥ) Bk.2.32.
-ñcuḥ The musk-rat or shrew.
2) A mixed caste born of a Brāhmaṇa father and Vaideha female; मेदान्ध्रचुञ्चु- मद्गूनामारण्यपशुहिंसनम् (medāndhracuñcu- madgūnāmāraṇyapaśuhiṃsanam) Ms.1.48.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ñcuḥ) 1. The musk rat or shrew. 2. A mixed caste, born of a Brahman father by a Vaideha female.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cuñcu (चुञ्चु).—I. m. The name of a mixed class, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 48. Ii. as latter part of comp. words, Renowned, known; see cañcu.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cuñcu (चुञ्चु).—[masculine] a cert. mixed tribe.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Cuñcu (चुञ्चु):—mfn. ifc. = cañcu, renowned for (cf. akṣara-, cāra-), [Pāṇini 5-2, 26]
2) accustomed to, [Śiśupāla-vadha ii, 14]
3) m. the musk-rat (cf. cucundarī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) a mixed caste whose business is hunting (born of a Brāhman father by a Vaideha female [Scholiast or Commentator]), [Manu-smṛti x, 48]
5) Name of a man, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa iv, 3, 15] ([varia lectio] cañcu).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cuñcu (चुञ्चु):—(ñcuḥ) 2. m. The musk-rat; a mixed caste; an affix.
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