Gudha, Gūḍha: 22 definitions


Gudha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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

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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Gudha in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Euphorbia neriifolia L. from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Euphorbia edulis, Euphorbia pentagona. For the possible medicinal usage of gudha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gūḍha (गूढ) (Cf. Sugūḍha) refers to a “secret”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after the seven Sages spoke to Pārvatī: “Thus addressed by the Brahmins, the goddess Śivā, daughter of the lord of mountains, replied truly before them though it was a great secret [i.e., su-gūḍha]”.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Gūḍha (गूढ) refers to a “secret”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 19.54.—Accordingly: “The ministers joined by the chaplain who knew the last rites placed him on the pyre in secret (gūḍha) in the palace garden, under the pretext of a ceremony that averts disease”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Gūḍha (गूढ) refers to “hidden”, according to Vāgīśvarakīrti’s Tattvaratnāvaloka verse 17.—Accordingly, “Cleansed by the oozing of the seed (i.e. semen) from the thunderbolt (i.e.the officiant’s penis) growing as a sprout born from a purified lotus (i.e. the consecrated vulva of the consort), the crop that is the fourth [state of consciousness] comes to full bloom; [although] the Fourth [Initiation] is manifest, it is hidden (gūḍha) even from the wise”.

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Gūḍha (गूढ) refers to the “secret (non-duality)”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “In the Mandala, an obscured Himalaya, abiding seated in lotus posture, [..] a universal vajra, half moon and sun on the head, destroying darkness, bright, destroying great fear, lord of the seat of the flaming vajra and bell, the semen of two divinities granted, secret non-dual knowledge (gūḍha-dvaya-jñāna), clasping a woman in a natural state of emptiness, [...] a helper for crossing over together, the dreadful wilderness of saṃsāra, routing Māra, Śrī Vajrasattva, homage”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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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.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Gūḍha (गूढ) refers to “(being) covered (by a mass of skin)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “In this world, fool, how could the body, which is covered in a mass of skin (ajinapaṭala-gūḍha), a skeleton of bones, excessively filled with the smells of a stinking corpse, sitting in the mouth of Yama, the abode of the serpent-lord of disease, be for the pleasure of men? [Thus ends the reflection on] impurity”.

Synonyms: Chādita.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Gudha in India is the name of a plant defined with Euphorbia neriifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Tithymalus edulis (Lour.) H. Karst. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora de Filipinas (1837)
· Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschapen (1790)
· Plantae Novae Hispaniae. (1893)
· Taxon (1981)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Flora Indica (1832)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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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) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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.

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

Gūḍha (गूढ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gūḍha.

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Gudha 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

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

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Gūḍha (गूढ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Gūḍha.

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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

Gūḍha (ಗೂಢ):—

1) [adjective] hidden; concealed; kept out of sight.

2) [adjective] beyond general knowledge or understanding; mysterious; esoteric; secret.

3) [adjective] undergone change in form or look; transformed; metamorphosed.

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Gūḍha (ಗೂಢ):—

1) [noun] something known only to a certain person or persons and purposely kept from the knowledge of others; a secret.

2) [noun] something not revealed, understood or explained; a mystery.

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Gūdha (ಗೂಧ):—[noun] = ಗೂಥ [gutha].

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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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