Guccha: 16 definitions
Guccha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Guchchha.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Guccha (गुच्छ, “bush, shrub”).—One the classifications of plants according to their stature. Gucchas are bushy herbs of various types, such as Jasminum (mallikā) and the like. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.
Guccha is listed as a classification for plants in the following sources:
The Manusmṛti 1.46-48 by Manu (also known as the Manusaṃhitā and Mānavadharmaśāstra).Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Guccha (गुच्छ) refers to a “bunch of flowers”, as mentioned in a list of six synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Guccha] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Guccha (गुच्छ) or Gucchāvali refers to “pearl-string” (a pearl necklace of 32 or 70 strings), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 7.76; 3.127.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Languages of India and abroad
guccha (गुच्छ).—m A cluster, tuft (of blossoms, fruits &c.). An assemblage, a collec- tion, bundle.
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.
1) A bundle, bunch (in general); गुच्छगुल्मं तु विविधम् (gucchagulmaṃ tu vividham) Manusmṛti 1.48.
2) A bunch of flowers, a cluster of blossoms, a clump (of trees &c.); अक्ष्णोर्निक्षिपदञ्जनं श्रवणयोस्तापिच्छगुच्छावलिम् (akṣṇornikṣipadañjanaṃ śravaṇayostāpicchagucchāvalim) Gītagovinda 11; Manusmṛti 1.48; Śiśupālavadha 6.5; Y.2.229.
3) The plumage of a peacock.
4) A necklace of pearls (in general).
5) A pearl necklace of 32 (or, according to some, of 7) strings; Kau. A. 2.11.
Derivable forms: gucchaḥ (गुच्छः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-cchaḥ) 1. A cluster of blossoms. 2. A clump of grass. 3. A necklace of thirty-two strings. 4. A pearl necklace. 5. A peacock’s plumage or bundle of peacock’s feathers. 6. A bundle. f. (-cchī) A species of Bonduz: see karañja E. gu to sound, ccha affix, or gudh to play, and cchak affix, where bees, &c. sport.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Guccha (गुच्छ).—m. 1. A shrub, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 48. 2. A cluster of blossoms, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 11, 11.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Guccha (गुच्छ).—(& ka) [masculine] bundle, b unch, bush.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Guccha (गुच्छ):—m. (= gutsa) a bush, shrub, [Manu-smṛti i, 48; Yājñavalkya ii, 229; Jaina literature]
2) a bundle, bunch of flowers, cluster of blossoms, clump (of grass etc.), bunch (of peacock’s feathers), [Gīta-govinda xi, 11]
3) a pearl necklace of 32 (or of 70) strings (cf. ardha-), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxxxi, 33]
4) a section in a tale, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Guccha (गुच्छ):—[(cchaḥ-cchī)] 1. m. 3. f. A cluster of blossoms; a clump of grass; a necklace; a cockade; a bundle. f. A species of Bonduc.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Guccha (गुच्छ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Guccha, Gucchaya.
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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.
Gucchā (गुच्छा) [Also spelled guchchha]:—(nm) a bunch, cluster; tuft; ~[cchedāra] tufty.
Guccha (गुच्छ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Guccha.
Guccha has the following synonyms: Gucchaya.
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.
1) [noun] a cluster of things growing or fastened together (as grapes, flowers, etc.); a bunch.
2) [noun] a low, woody plant with several permanent stems instead of a single trunk; a shrub; a bush.
3) [noun] a group of several small plants growing very closely to each other in a relatively smaller area; a clump.
4) [noun] a pearl necklace of twenty-four or seventy strings.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+8): Gucchabadhra, Gucchabamdha, Gucchabudhna, Gucchadantika, Gucchagulma, Gucchahomge, Gucchahonne, Gucchahvakanda, Gucchaka, Gucchakamda, Gucchakanisha, Gucchakaranja, Gucchakaranjah, Gucchala, Gucchamulika, Gucchapatra, Gucchapattra, Gucchaphala, Gucchapushpa, Gucchapushpaka.
Ends with (+2): Adhijeguccha, Alakagucca, Arddhaguccha, Ardhaguccha, Bhogaguccha, Cakraguccha, Caruguccha, Chattraguccha, Dhuliguccha, Diguccha, Duguccha, Galaguccha, Jeguccha, Jiguccha, Juguccha, Juguccha, Naktraguccha, Parijeguccha, Pattaguccha, Pushpaguccha.
Full-text (+27): Gucchaka, Cakraguccha, Romaguccha, Gucchaphala, Gucchala, Gucchapatra, Bhogaguccha, Gucchakanisha, Gutsa, Guluccha, Ardhaguccha, Gucchardha, Gucchaya, Gucchadantika, Gucchakaranja, Gucchapushpa, Arddhaguccha, Chattraguccha, Gucchahvakanda, Koshavatamsa.
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Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Daily Life (2): Dress and Ornaments < [Chapter 3 - Social Aspects]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1.48 < [Section XXVII - Clumps, thickets and grasses. &c.]
Cosmetics, Costumes and Ornaments in Ancient India (by Remadevi. O.)
2.4. Neck Ornaments (d): Pearl Necklaces < [Chapter 3 - Ornaments]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Śrī Śrī Rādhā-kripa-kaṭākṣa-stava-rāja
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 11 - Examination of Gems that are to be entered into the Treasury < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]