Kuha, Kūhā: 17 definitions

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Kuha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Kuha (कुह).—Name of a settlement (janapada) situated near the seven great mountains on the western side of mount Naiṣadha, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 83. These settlements consume the water flowing from these seven great mountains (Viśākha, Kambala, Jayanta, Kṛṣṇa, Harita, Aśoka and Vardhamāna). Niṣadha (Naiṣadha) is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kuha (कुह).—A prince of the Sauvīra kingdom. He was a follower of Jayadratha. (Vana Parva, Chapter 265, Verse 11).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kuha (कुह) refers to Kubera, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.50 (“Description of fun and frolic”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The ladies in the city of the mountain (śailanagara) then took Śiva and Pārvatī to the abode of Kubera [e.g., Kuha]. There several social customs and conventions were gone through by the ladies. All round, there was great jubilation. Then the couple, benefactors of the people, were led near the bed chamber. It was exquisitely decorated according to convention. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kuha (कुह).—People of the kingdom watered by the Sindhu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 47.
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kuha : (adj.) deceitful. (m.) a cheat.

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

Kuha, (adj.) (Sk. kuha; *qeudh to conceal, cp. Gr. keu/dw; Ags hȳdan, E. hide) deceitful, fraudulent, false, in phrase kuhā thaddhā lapā singī A. II, 26=Th. 1, 959= It. 113.—akuha honest, upright M. I, 386; Sn. 957; Miln. 352. (Page 224)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuhā (कुहा).—m Coldness, chilliness, dampness, rawness (of climates, the weather, the ground &c.)

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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

Kuha (कुह).—

1) Kubera, the god of riches.

2) A rogue, cheat.

Derivable forms: kuhaḥ (कुहः).

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Kūhā (कूहा).—A fog, mist.

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

Kuha (कुह).—adv. (so Prakrit id., Saptaśatakam, ed. Weber, 507; more usual Prakrit kahaṃ, kaha), how?: Mahāvastu iii.264.14 (prose) taṃ kuha (mss.; Senart em. kuhaṃ!) nāma saṃ- bhuṇiṣyasi (mss. °ti, em. Senart), how will you get that? (or perhaps with °ti of mss., how will that be got?).

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Kuhā (कुहा).—(2) [, name of a river: Mahā-Māyūrī 252.35; probably error for Sanskrit Kuhū.]

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

Kuha (कुह).—m.

(-haḥ) A name of Kuvera, f.

(-hā) A medicinal drug: see kaṭukī ind. Where, whither, used in Vedas in place of kutra. E. ku vile, and to leave, affix ḍa.

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Kūhā (कूहा).—f.

(-hā) A fog, a mist. E. kuh to astonish, aṅ and ṭāp affs.

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

Kuha (कुह).—[adverb] where (also [with] svid). With cid wherever, somewhere.

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Kuhā (कुहा).—[feminine] [Name] of a plant.

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

1) Kuha (कुह):—[from kuh] 1. kuha m. ([Pāṇini 6-1, 216]) Name of Kubera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a rogue, cheat, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 109, 27] (a-k, ‘no deceiver’).

3) 2. kuha ind. ([from] 1. ku), where? [Ṛg-veda]

4) Kuhā (कुहा):—f. a kind of Zizyphus tree, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

5) Kūhā (कूहा):—f. (= kuhī) a fog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Kuha (कुह):—(ka, ṅa) kohayate 10. d. To surprise or astonish; to cheat.

2) (haḥ) 1. m. Kuvera. () f. A medical drug. adv. Where.

3) Kūhā (कूहा):—(hā) 1. f. A fog.

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

Kuha (कुह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kuha.

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Kuha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kuha (कुह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kuth.

2) Kuha (कुह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kuha.

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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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