Duha: 9 definitions


Duha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Duha refers to “A heroic verse, usually a couplet containing four ictus. It is Compact, meaningful and full of ascending and descending rhymes. It is the most popular form of folk lyric in Saurashtra and Kuchchh regions. In variation, it may also contain three, four or six lines”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

duha : (adj.) (in cpds.) milking; yielding; granting.

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

Duha, (adj.-°.) (Sk. duh & duha; see dohati) milking; yielding, granting, bestowing: kāma° giving pleasures J.IV, 20; V, 33. (Page 328)

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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 dictionary

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

Duha (दुह).—m. (dhuk) A milker. E. duh, and kvip aff.

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

Duha (दुह).—[-duh + a], adj. Yielding (cf. kāmaduha).

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

Duha (दुह).—is an alternate of duh. 2 duh & duha [adjective] (—°) milking; milching or yielding.

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

Duha (दुह):—mfn. idem ifc.

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Duha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Duha (दुह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Duh.

2) Duha (दुह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Druh.

3) Duhā (दुहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dvidhā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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