Geha: 18 definitions


Geha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

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.

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Geha (गेह) refers to “see gṛha o”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Geha (गेह) refers to a “house” and is used to describe Satī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, Nārada said to Himavat:—“[...] O lord of mountains, of great intellect, you need not worry. This daughter of yours, Pārvatī, was formerly the daughter of Dakṣa. Satī was her auspicious name. Satī who was Dakṣa’s daughter became Rudra’s wife. Being dishonoured at the sacrifice of her father, and being the witness of Śiva’s dishonour she was furious and she cast off her body. She herself is born in your house [i.e., geha] as Pārvatī. There is no doubt that she will become Śiva’s wife”.

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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

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 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.

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

1) Geha (गेह):—n. (corrupted [from] gṛha), a house, dwelling, habitation, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxx, 9; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) family life, [Jātakamālā]

3) n. [dual number] ‘the two habitations’, the house and the body, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 60, 20]

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

Geha (गेह):—(haṃ) 1. n. A house.

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

Geha (गेह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Geha.

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Geha 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) Geha (गेह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Geha.

2) Geha (गेह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Geha.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gēha (ಗೇಹ):—

1) [noun] a place of dwelling; a house.

2) [noun] (astrol.) any of the twelve divisions of a diagram, through which the nine planets pass.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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