Kuca: 20 definitions
Kuca means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Kucha.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kuca (कुच) refers to the “(female) breasts”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When they [viz., Śiva’s Gaṇas (attendants)] went away and He was left alone with Satī, Śiva rejoiced much and sported with her. [...] Sometimes with musk He would make marks like bees on her breasts (kuca-dvaya) that resembled the buds of a golden lotus. Sometimes he would take the necklace off her breasts (kuca-yuga) and press them with his hands”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Kuca (कुच).—(c)—a Janapada of the Ketumāla.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 11.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Kuca (कुच):—[kucaḥ] Breast
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Kuca (कुच) refers to the “breasts”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] Her body is beautiful and bears the hue of vermillion. Its middle part is slim, [and] she is the repository of beauty (kāntyāśrayā). She is slightly bent like a young elephant because of her pitcher-like breasts (kuca-kumbha-namrā), resembling the temples of a young elephant. Her eyes are moving and wide like those of a deer. She is moon-faced, her smiles are gentle, and she serves as the felicitous banner of the Love-god. [...]”.
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.
Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics
Kuca (कुच) represents the number 2 (two) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 2—kuca] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.
Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Kuca.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘two’. Note: kuca is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kuca (कुच).—m S A woman's breast.
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kucā (कुचा).—m (Or guccā) A dint, slight depression, small puncture or cavity (rather esp. as made in a top at top-playing). v māra. 2 A fillip or hit with the forefinger. The cā is tsha. See therefore kucyā, as the two words are properly one with variation of spelling. kucē māraṇēṃ fig. To strike home or hard, to hit (in argument &c.)
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kūca (कूच).—n ( H) March or decampment (of troops). 2 fig. Death. kucācā nagārā vājaviṇēṃ To run off; to beat a march.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kuca (कुच).—m A woman's breast.
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kūca (कूच).—n March on decampment.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kuca (कुच).—[kuc-ka] The female breast, a teat, nipple; अपि वनान्तरमल्पकुचान्तरा (api vanāntaramalpakucāntarā) V.4.49.
Derivable forms: kucaḥ (कुचः).
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Kūca (कूच).—The female breast, especially that of a young or unmarried woman; see कुच (kuca).
Derivable forms: kūcaḥ (कूचः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-caḥ) A breast, a pap. E. kuc to bind or confine, ka aff.
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(-caḥ) A breast, A female breast, especially that of a young or unmarried woman: see kuca. f. (-cī) A painting brush or pencil. E. kū to sound, caṭ Unadi affix, and the vowel made long.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuca (कुच).—i. e. kuc + a, m. The emale breast, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 29, 22.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuca (कुच).—[masculine] the female breast (mostly [dual]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kuca (कुच):—[from kuc] m. (generally [dual number] au; ifc. f(ā). ), the female breast, teat, [Suśruta; Śakuntalā etc.]
2) Kūca (कूच):—m. (= kuca) the female breast (especially that of a young or unmarried woman) [commentator or commentary] on [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 91]
3) an elephant, [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kuca (कुच):—(caḥ) 1. m. The breast.
2) Kūca (कूच):—(caḥ) 1. m. The breast of a woman. f. (cī) Painting brush.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Kuca (कुच) [Also spelled kuch]:—(nm) the female breast; ~[maṃḍala] the female breasts.
2) Kūca (कूच) [Also spelled kuch]:—(nm) march, departure; —[karanā] to march, to depart. —[kā ḍaṃkā bajānā] to commence a march; —[bolanā] to (order a) march.
3) Kūcā (कूचा) [Also spelled kucha]:—(nm) a lane, bylane.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Kuca (कुच) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kuca.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] either of two milk-secreting glands protruding from the upper, front part of a woman’s body; a breast.
2) [noun] the period of life coming between boyhood or girlhood and maturity; youth.
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Kūca (ಕೂಚ):—[noun] = ಕೂಚು [kucu]1.
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Kūca (ಕೂಚ):—[noun] a device having bristles, hairs, etc. fastened into a hard back, with a handle attached, used for painting; a painteṛs brush.
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1) [noun] a projected corner; an uneven surface, joint etc. protruding outside.
2) [noun] the quality of being dishonest or not straightforward; crookedness.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+44): Kucabamdhani, Kucabandha, Kucacucuka, Kucadem, Kucadvaya, Kucagallu, Kucagra, Kucagraha, Kucagu, Kucahara, Kucai, Kucaila, Kucailin, Kucailina, Kucailinavrata, Kucaka, Kucakamaca, Kucakata, Kucakra, Kucakri.
Full-text (+24): Kucakumbha, Kucaphala, Kucatata, Kucagra, Kucamukha, Kucca, Kucangeri, Kucatatagra, Sukuca, Kucashataka, Kuch, Kucahara, Devata, Praudhamanoramakucamardana, Manoramakucamardini, Samkuci, Darbha, Candikucapancashati, Kucatati, Kuya.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 1.13.5 < [Chapter 13 - The Liberation of Pūtanā]
Verse 4.16.4 < [Chapter 16 - The Srī Yamunā Armor]
Verse 4.19.121 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.4.43 < [Part 4 - Parenthood (vātsalya-rasa)]
Verse 4.8.76 < [Part 8 - Compatible & Incompatible Mellows (maitrī-vaira-sthiti)]
Verse 4.5.31 < [Part 5 - Anger (raudra-rasa)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)