Geha: 10 definitions


Geha 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Geha (गेह) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Mayamata XIX.10-12 and the Mānasāra XIX.108-12, both populair treatises on Vāstuśāstra literature.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

geha : (m.; nt.) house; dwelling place.

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

Geha, (nt.) (Sk. geha=gṛha, to gṛh, gaṇhāti; cp. gaha, gihin, ghara; see also gedha2) a dwelling, hut, house; the household J.I, 145, 266, 290; II, 18, 103, 110, 155 VI, 367; Vism.593; PvA.22, 62, 73, 82; fig. of kāya (body) Th.1, 184=Dh.154.—applied to a cowshed at Miln.396.

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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

gēha (गेह).—n S A house or habitation.

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

gēha (गेह).—n A house.

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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

Geha (गेह).—[go gaṇeśo gandharvo vā īhaḥ īpsito yatra Tv.] A house, habitation; सा नारी विधवा जाता गेहे रोदिति तत्पतिः (sā nārī vidhavā jātā gehe roditi tatpatiḥ) Subhāṣ. N. B. The loc. of this word is used with several words to form aluk Tat. compounds; e. g. गेहेक्ष्वेडिन् (gehekṣveḍin) a. 'bellowing at home only', i. e. a coward, poltroon. गेहेदाहिन् (gehedāhin) a. 'sharp at home only' i.e. a coward. गेहेनर्दिन् (gehenardin) a. 'shouting defiance at home only'; i. e. a coward, dunghill-cock; यद् गेहेनर्दिनमसौ शरैर्भीरुमभाययत् (yad gehenardinamasau śarairbhīrumabhāyayat) Bk.5.41. गेहमेहिन् (gehamehin) a. 'making water at home; i.e. indolent. गेहेव्याडः (gehevyāḍaḥ) a braggadocio, braggart, boaster. गेहेशूरः (geheśūraḥ) 'a househero', a carpet-knight, boasting coward.

Derivable forms: geham (गेहम्).

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

Geha (गेह).—n.

(-haṃ) A house, a dwelling. E. ga a name of Ganesha ih to desire, affix ghañ; that deity being usually invoked upon laying the foundations of a house.

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

Geha (गेह).— (probably a dialect. form of garha, the original form of gṛha), n. 1. A house, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 184. 2. An edifice, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 37 (a temple).

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

Geha (गेह).—[neuter] house, mansion; gehinī [feminine] = gṛhiṇī.

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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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