Doha, Dohā: 9 definitions


Doha 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.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Dohā (दोहा).—Candraśekhara (17th century) describes about the 23 types of dohā metres (a part of mātrā type) in the 1st chapter of the Vṛttamauktika. The names of the metres are: bhramara, bhrāmara, śarabha, śyena, maṇḍūka, markaṭa, karabha, nara, marāla, madakala, payodhara, cala, vānara, trikala, kacchapa, matsya, śārdūla, ahivara, vyāghra, biḍāla, śunaka, undura, and sarpa.

2) Dohā (दोहा) refers to one of the twenty-seven mātrāvṛttas (quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Mātrāvṛtta (eg., dohā) refers to a type of metre found in classical Sanskrit poetry.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

1) Doha, 2 (adj.) (Sk. droha) injuring (-°) DA.I, 296. (Page 332)

2) Doha, 1 (Sk. doha & dogha) milking, milk J.V, 63, 433. (Page 332)

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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

ḍōha (डोह).—m (sandōha S) A hole or deep part in a river or tank. 2 Used as a particle of enhancement to kāḷā when applied to water, expressing great darkness of color. Ex. yamunēcēṃ pāṇī kāḷēṃ ḍōha. ḍōhācyā jāgīṃ ḍōhō paḍatīla Character will out, whatever disguises may be assumed: or "evil shall (at length) slay the wicked;" guilt or its punishment shall (eventually) fall on the right head. (As in a river, when the freshes come down, the deeps and the shallows are equally covered over; but when the water runs off, the deeps appear just where they were.) ḍōhānta paḍaṇēṃ To fall into deep trouble, or into a puzzle or maze.

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dōha (दोह).—m S dōhana n S Milking. dōhaṇēṃ v c To milk.

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

ḍōha (डोह).—m A hole or deep part in a river. ḍōhānta pōḍaṇēṃ Fall into deep trouble or into a maze.

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dōha (दोह).—m dōhana n Milking. dōhaṇēṃ vt Milk.

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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

Doha (दोह).—[duh bhāve ghañ]

1) Milking; आश्चर्यो गवां दोहोऽगोपेन (āścaryo gavāṃ doho'gopena) Sk.; Ku.1.2; R.2.28;17.19.

2) Milk.

3) A milkpail; दोहवत्सादिभेदेन क्षीरभेदं कुरूद्वह (dohavatsādibhedena kṣīrabhedaṃ kurūdvaha) Bhāg.4.18.27.

4) Making profit out of anything, satisfaction, success, gain; वाग्दोहं वाचो दोहोऽन्नवानन्नादो भवति (vāgdohaṃ vāco doho'nnavānannādo bhavati) Ch. Up.1.3.7.

Derivable forms: dohaḥ (दोहः).

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Doha (दोह).—&c. See under दुह् (duh).

See also (synonyms): dohana, dohya.

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

Doha (दोह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. A milk-pail. 2. Milk. 3. Milking. 4. Satisfaction, success. E. duh to milk, &c. affix ghañ .

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

Doha (दोह).—i. e. duh + a, m. 1. Milking, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 2; profiting, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 192, 19. 2. Milk, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 17, 13. 3. A milk pail, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 18, 27.

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

Doha (दोह).—[adjective] yielding, granting (—°); [masculine] milking, making profit out of (—°); milk, milk-pail.

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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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