Koccha: 4 definitions


Koccha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Pingalakoccha.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

koccha : (nt.) 1. a brush; 2. a rattan chair.

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

1) Koccha, 2 (nt.) a comb (for hair-dressing) Vin. II, 107; Vv 8446 (=VvA. 349); Th. 2, 254, 411 (=ThA. 267).

—kāra a comb-maker Miln. 331 (not in corresp. list of vocations at D. I, 51). (Page 227)

2) Koccha, 1 (nt.) some kind of seat or settee, made of bark, grass or rushes Vin. II, 149; IV, 40 (where the foll. def. is given: kocchaṃ nāma vāka-mayaṃ vā usīra-mayaṃ vā muñjamayaṃ vā babbaja-mayaṃ vā anto saṃveṭhetvā baddhaṃ hoti. Cp. Vin. Texts I. 34; III, 165); J. V, 407. Also in list of 16 obstructions (palibodhā) at Miln. 11. (Page 227)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Koccha (कोच्छ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kautsa.

2) Koccha (कोच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kaukṣa.

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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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