Gutha, Gūtha: 16 definitions


Gutha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Gūtha (गूथ) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to “offensive excreta/exudates from wound”, and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha (mentioning gūtha) has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Gūtha (गूथ) refers to “faeces”.—The Kumārikākhaṇḍa similarly says that the true Kaula yogi is one “who is adorned with all the ornaments or who wears red clothes, or even one who wears whatever he pleases”. The same verse is found in the Kubjikāmatatantra but there we find the variant: “whether he is dirty or white (i.e. clean) adorned with clothes and ornaments”. The distinction between ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ is still maintained amongst modern Nātha yogis who may choose the path of the ‘clean’ ascetic who performs ritual ablutions or one who does not. One is reminded of the satirical representation of the Bhairavācārya by the 11th century Kashmiri, Kṣemendra, who says of him that he is “smeared with faeces” (gūtha-lipta).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Gūtha (गूथ) refers to “excrement”, according Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XLVI).—There are also Pretas who emit fire from their mouth (ulkāmukha): flying butterflies throw themselves into this fire, and the Pretas eat them. There are also Pretas who eat excrement (gūtha), spit (śleṣman), pus and blood (pūyaśoṇita), the water from laundry, who feed on oblations (śraddhabhoktṛ) or who devour the afterbirth (garbhamalāhāra). There are all kinds of starving Pretas of this kind.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gūtha : (n.) faeces; dung; excrement.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Gūtha, (Sk. gūtha; probably to Lat. bubino, see Walde, Lat. Wtb. s. v.) excrements, fæces, dung. As food for Petas frequently mentioned in Pv; (cp. Stede, Peta Vatthu 24 sq.), as a decoction of dung also used for medicinal purposes (Vin.I, 206 e. g.). Often combination with mutta (urine): Pv.I, 91; PvA.45, 78; DA.I, 198.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

guṭhā (गुठा).—m A measure of land, the 1&2044;40th of an acre, or 121 square yards.

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guṭhā (गुठा).—m guṭhēṃ n An instrument drawn over ploughed ground (after the ḍiphaḷā) to level and smooth it. guṭhēṃ ghālaṇēṃ To rumple &c.

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guthā (गुथा).—m The name of a small tree.

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gūtha (गूथ).—f Combings of hair. 2 A knot or tangle (in cord &c.) Chaffy residueafter thrashing or treading.

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

gūtha (गूथ).—f Combings of the hair. A knot or tangle (in cord).

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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

Gūtha (गूथ).—Faeces, ordure.

Derivable forms: gūthaḥ (गूथः), gūtham (गूथम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gūtha (गूथ).—nt. (Sanskrit Lex. m., nt., once in late and probably artificial use, Schmidt, Nachträge, and in karṇa-g°, m.; see also gūthaka, gūthoḍigalla), excrement: Mahāvyutpatti 4064 and Mahāvastu ii.326.3 gūtham, n. sg.; Śikṣāsamuccaya 57.7 gūtha-; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 60.3 gūtha-prasrāvam utsṛjet, so em. Lalou, Iconographie, 27 n. 5, with Tibetan for text kuṭi°; Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 1431.12—13, passage cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 210.14, akṣi-gūthaṃ karṇa-gūthaṃ, n. sg., excretions from the eyes and ears, in Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā both times °gū- thakaṃ.

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

Gūtha (गूथ).—m.

(-thaḥ) Fœces, ordure. E. to void by stool, and thak Unadi aff.

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

1) Gūtha (गूथ):—[from ] a m. (also n. [gana] ardharcādi) ‘feces, ordure’ (in the Pāyāsi-sutta in Pāli) See karṇa-.

2) b thaka, gūna See √1. .

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

Gūtha (गूथ):—(thaḥ) 1. m. Fæces, ordure.

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

Gūtha (गूथ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gūha.

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Gutha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gūtha (ಗೂಥ):—[noun] waste matter from the bowels; excrements; faeces.

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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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