Kacha: 1 definition

Introduction

Kacha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kachha.

Ambiguity: Although Kacha has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the Sanskrit word Kaca. It further has the optional forms Kācha, Kāchā and Kachā.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kacha (कछ).—1 Bank, margin, skirt, bordering region (whether near water or not); यमुनाकच्छमवतीर्णः (yamunākacchamavatīrṇaḥ) Pt.1; गन्धमादनकच्छोऽध्यासितः (gandhamādanakaccho'dhyāsitaḥ) V.5; Śi.3.8; Māl.9.16.

2) A marsh, morass, fen. 'जलप्रायमनूपं स्यात्पुंसि कच्छस्तथाविधः (jalaprāyamanūpaṃ syātpuṃsi kacchastathāvidhaḥ)' Nm.

3) The hem of the lower garment tucked into the waistband; see कक्षा (kakṣā).

4) A part of boat.

5) A particular part of a tortoise (in kacchapa).

6) A tree, the timber of which is used for making furniture of (tunna, Mar. nāṃdurakī); Mb.1.7.21.

7) A populous region.

-cchā 1 A cricket.

2) The plant Lycopodium Imbricatum (vārāhī).

Derivable forms: kacham (कछम्).

See also (synonyms): kaccha.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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