Gumma: 2 definitions


Gumma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Gumma (गुम्म) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Muh.

2) Gumma (गुम्म) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gulma.

3) Gumma (गुम्म) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gulma.

context information

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

Gumma (ಗುಮ್ಮ):—

1) [noun] something that seems to appear to the sight but has no physical existence; a spectre.

2) [noun] an imaginary hobgoblin or terror used to frighten children into good conduct or that which is used to frighten but is actually not harmful; a bugbear; a scarecrow.

3) [noun] any nocturnal bird of prey of the order Strigiformes, with large eyes and a hooked beak, including barn owls, tawny owls, etc.; an owl.

4) [noun] ಗುಮ್ಮನ ಬಡಿವ ಕತ್ತಲೆ [gummana badiva kattale] gummana baḍiva kattale a particular type of children’s play.

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Gumma (ಗುಮ್ಮ):—[noun] a contrivance or mechanical device used by enemies to break the fort walls.

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Gumma (ಗುಮ್ಮ):—

1) [noun] a dimension taken through an object or body or material usu. downward or inward; depth.

2) [noun] the quality of being deep; deepness.

3) [noun] intensity (as of silence).

4) [noun] gravity; seriousness.

5) [noun] intellectual depth; profundity.

6) [noun] a great quantity, number; abundance; the condition of having in plenty; plentifulness.

7) [noun] that which cannot be understood easily or is kept secret.

8) [noun] a question, matter or situation that is or person who is perplexing or difficult to deal with.

context information

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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