Guccha: 16 definitions

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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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

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.

Ayurveda book cover
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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.

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

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.

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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’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

guccha (गुच्छ).—m A cluster, tuft (of blossoms, fruits &c.). An assemblage, a collec- tion, bundle.

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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

Guccha (गुच्छ).—

1) A bundle, bunch (in general); गुच्छगुल्मं तु विविधम् (gucchagulmaṃ tu vividham) Ms.1.48.

2) A bunch of flowers, a cluster of blossoms, a clump (of trees &c.); अक्ष्णोर्निक्षिपदञ्जनं श्रवणयोस्तापिच्छगुच्छावलिम् (akṣṇornikṣipadañjanaṃ śravaṇayostāpicchagucchāvalim) Gīt.11; Ms.1.48; Śi.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

Guccha (गुच्छ).—m.

(-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.

[Sanskrit to German]

Guccha 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gucchā (गुच्छा) [Also spelled guchchha]:—(nm) a bunch, cluster; tuft; ~[cchedāra] tufty.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Guccha (गुच्छ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Guccha.

Guccha has the following synonyms: Gucchaya.

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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

Guccha (ಗುಚ್ಛ):—

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.

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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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