Icchu: 15 definitions

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Icchu means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Ichchhu.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Icchu (इच्छु) refers to “desiring (liberation)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Further, for the complete attainment of the desire for liberation, non-attachment, restraint and tranquillity, those [twelve reflections] are tied to the post of the mind by mendicants desiring (icchu) liberation”.

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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

icchu (इच्छु).—a S That wishes or desires. In comp. as vidyēcchu, dravyēcchu, mōkṣēcchu.

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

icchu (इच्छु).—a That wishes or desires. (In com- pounds as dravyēcchu.)

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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

Icchu (इच्छु).—a. [binduricchuḥ P.III.2.169.] Wishing, desirous; usually in comp. इच्छुः कामयितुं त्वं माम् (icchuḥ kāmayituṃ tvaṃ mām)... Bhaṭṭikāvya 5.59.

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

Icchu (इच्छु).—[, see ucchu.]

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

Icchu (इच्छु).—mfn. (-cchuḥ-cchuḥ-cchu) Wishing, desiring. E. iṣ to wish, and us affix, deriv. irr.

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

Icchu (इच्छु).—[icch + u] (see the last), adj. Wishing, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 82.

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

Icchu (इच्छु).—[adjective] desirous of, willing to ([accusative], [infinitive], or —°).

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

Icchu (इच्छु):—[from iṣ] mfn. wishing, desiring (with [accusative] or [infinitive mood]), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Pañcatantra; Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Icchu (इच्छु):—[(cchuḥ-cchuḥ-cchu) a.] Desiring.

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

Icchu (इच्छु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Icchu.

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Icchu 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

Icchu (इच्छु):——a suffix denoting the sense of a wisher, one who wishes (as [śubhecchu]).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Icchu (इच्छु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Icchu.

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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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