Dugha: 7 definitions


Dugha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dugha (दुघ) refers to “yielding” (whatever one desires), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, after Tāraka requested boons from Brahmā: “[...] That great demon [i.e., Tāraka] was crowned the king of the three worlds with the permission of Śukra, the preceptor of the demons. [...] Wherever a fine article was espied by the demon, he seized it immediately. The three worlds became void of all valuable things. O sage, the oceans the offered him their gems on account of fear. The entire earth became exuberant in productivity without being tilled and yielded what his subjects desired [i.e., kāma-dugha]. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dugha (दुघ).—&c. See under दुह् (duh).

See also (synonyms): dugdha.

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Dugha (दुघ).—a. (At the end of comp). Milking, yielding, granting, as in कामदुघ (kāmadugha) q. v. अवेहि मां कामदुघां प्रसन्नाम् (avehi māṃ kāmadughāṃ prasannām) R.2.63.

-ghā A milch-cow.

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

Dugha (दुघ).—[-dugha], i. e. duh + a, 1. adj., f. ghā, Milking, yielding, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 17, 3. Ii. f. ghā, A milking cow, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 6, 44.

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

Dugha (दुघ).—[adjective] milking, yielding (—°); [feminine] dughā milchcow.

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

1) Dugha (दुघ):—[from dugdha] mfn. milking, yielding (ifc.)

2) Dughā (दुघा):—[from dugha > dugdha] f. a milch-cow, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

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Dugha in German

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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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