Kacu, Kacū: 9 definitions


Kacu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, biology, Tamil. 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 Kachu.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Kacū or Kachū is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Kacū) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Kacū) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Kacu in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia catechu in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mimosa catechuoides Roxb. (among others).

2) Kacu is also identified with Acacia chundra It has the synonym Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd. var. sundra (Roxb.) Prain (etc.).

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

· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1981)
· Plant-Book
· Species Plantarum.
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· London Journal of Botany (1842)
· The forest flora of North-West and Central India (1874)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kacu (कचु).—f. An esculent root; see कच्वी (kacvī).

Derivable forms: kacuḥ (कचुः).

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

Kacu (कचु).—f.

(-cuḥ) An esculent root, (Arum colocasia and other kinds, many of which are cultivated for food:) see kacvī.

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

Kacu (कचु):—f. Arum Colocasia (an esculent root cultivated for food; cf. kacvī).

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

Kacu (कचु):—(cuḥ) 2. f. An esculent root.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kacu 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

Kacu (ಕಚು):—

1) [noun] the plant Arum colocasia.

2) [noun] its esculent root.

3) [noun] a garden plant Curcuma zerumbet (= C. zeodarina, = Amonum zerumbet) of Zingiberaceae family; zedoary.

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Kācu (ಕಾಚು):—

1) [noun] the tree Acacia catechu (= Mimosa catechu) of Mimosae family; catechu.

2) [noun] a dark, astringent, resin-like substance, rich in tanin, extracted from that tree which is used with betel leaves and areca nut, and also in medicine, and for dyeing, tanning, etc.

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Kācu (ಕಾಚು):—[noun] = ಕಾಜು [kaju].

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Kācu (ಕಾಚು):—[noun] an obs. copper currency coin.

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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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