Gudha, Gūḍha: 12 definitions



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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Gūḍha (गूढ).—Held up or caught between two words with which it is connected; e.g. the word असि (asi) in इयं ते राट् यन्ता असि यमनः ध्रुवः धरुणः। (iyaṃ te rāṭ yantā asi yamanaḥ dhruvaḥ dharuṇaḥ|) cf. V. Pr. IV. 176.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Jaina Yoga

Gūḍha (गूढ) refers to a type of Brahmacārin: the first of the four stages of a layman (āśrama) according to Cāmuṇḍarāya (940–989 A.D.) in his Caritra-sāra. Gūḍha-brahmacārin refers to one who becomes a boy ascetic (kumāra-śramaṇa) but later abandons this higher ideal for the household life either of his own volition or owing to pressure from a ruler or from relatives or because of parīṣahas.

Cāmuṇḍarāya, who was a Digambara Jain, has taken over the Hindu concept of the four āśramas, which, following Jinasena, he terms brahmacārin (e.g., Gūḍha), gṛhastha, vānaprastha, and bhikṣu.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gūḍha (गूढ).—a (S) Obscure, abstruse, occult--science &c.: also mysterious, dark, hidden--an affair.

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gūḍha (गूढ).—n (S) A riddle, enigma, puzzle. 2 A difficult passage in writing: also a perplexity; an embarrassing case gen.

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

gūḍha (गू़ढ).—a Obscure, abstruse, occult-science &c.: also mysterious, dark, hidden -an affair. n A riddle, enigma, puzzle. A perplexity, an embar- rassing case.

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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

Gūḍha (गूढ).—p. p. [guh-kta]

1) Hidden, concealed, kept secret.

2) Covered.

3) Invisible, latent.

4) Secret, private.

5) Disguised.

-ḍham 1 A solitary or private place.

2) A private part.

3) A mystery.

4) One of the शब्दालङ्कार (śabdālaṅkāra)s. ind. Secretly; संवत्सरं तत्र विहृत्य गूढम् (saṃvatsaraṃ tatra vihṛtya gūḍham) Mb.3.176.1.

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

Gūḍha (गूढ).—mfn.

(-ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) Hidden, concealed. n.

(-ḍhaṃ) 1. A solitary or private place. 2. A private part. 3. A mystery. E. guh to hide, affix kta. deriv. irregular.

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

Gūḍha (गूढ).—(gu|a) [adjective] hidden, private, secret; [neuter] darkness, a secret, [locative] secretly.

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

1) Gūḍha (गूढ):—[from guh] a mfn. (gūḍha, [Ṛg-veda]) covered, hidden, concealed, invisible, secret, private, [Ṛg-veda] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] disguised, [Manu-smṛti ix, 261; Mahābhārata iii, 17311]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a secret place or mystery, [Kaṭha-upaniṣad i, 1, 29]

4) [v.s. ...] one of the Śabdālaṃkāras, [Sarasvatī-kaṇṭhābharaṇa, by Bhoja ii, 19]

5) Gūḍhā (गूढा):—[from gūḍha > guh] f. Name of a Śruti, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

6) Gūḍha (गूढ):—b See √1. guh.

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

Gūḍha (गूढ):—[(ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) a.] Hidden. n. Private place or part; a mystery.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Gūḍha (गूढ):—s. u. guh .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Gūḍha (गूढ):——

1) Adj. s.u. 1. guh. —

2) *f. ā eine best. Śruti [Galano's Wörterbuch] —

3) n. unerforschliches Dunkel [Kaṭhopaniṣad 1,1,29.] Loc. insgeheim [Mānavadharmaśāstra. 7,186.9,170.]

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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

Gūḍha (गूढ):—(a) occult, mysterious; abstruse; obscure.

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