Kuhana, Kuhanā, Kūhanā: 9 definitions

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Kuhana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F (Fact to try to astonish, fact to have some tortuous). Simulation of behaviour or provocation of situations, intended for stirring up others veneration or to give a lofty image of oneself.

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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

kuhanā : (f.) deceit; hypocrisy; fraud.

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

Kuhanā, (f.) (abstr. fr. adj. kuhana=kuhaka) 1. deceit, fraud, hypocrisy, usually in combination kuhana-lapana “deceit and talking-over”=deceitful talk D. I, 8; A. III, 430; DA. I, 92; Miln. 383; Nd2 on avajja.—M. I, 465=It. 28, 29; S. IV, 118; A. V, 159 sq.; Vism. 23; Vbh. 352; Sdhp. 375.—2. menacing SnA 582.—Opp. akuhaka Sn. 852.—Var. commentator’s derivations are kuhāyanā (fr. kuhanā) and kuhitattaṃ (fr. kuheti), to be found at Vism. 26.

—vatthūni (pl.) cases or opportunities of deceit, three of which are discussed at Nd2 on nikkuha, mentioned also at Vism. 24; DA. I, 91 & SnA 107. (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

kuhanā (कुहना).—f S Hypocrisy or sanctimoniousness; affectation of religious zeal or austerity.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kuhanā (कुहना).—f Hypocrisy.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuhana (कुहन).—a.

1) Envious.

2) Hypocritical.

-naḥ 1 A mouse

2) A snake.

-nā 1 Hypocrisy; 'कुहना दम्भचर्यायामीर्ष्यालौ कुहनस्त्रिषु (kuhanā dambhacaryāyāmīrṣyālau kuhanastriṣu)' Medini; Viś. Guṇā.388.

2) Assumed and false sanctity.

3) The interested performance of religious austerities, hypocrisy.

-nam 1 A small earthen vessel; 'कुहनं मृत्तिकाभाण्डविशेषे काचभाजने (kuhanaṃ mṛttikābhāṇḍaviśeṣe kācabhājane)' Medini.

2) A glass vessel.

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Kūhanā (कूहना).—(= kuhanā q. v.).

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

Kuhana (कुहन).—nt., or °nā (Sanskrit both Lex.; Pali °nā, in same technical sense as [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]), lit. trickery; as one of the 5 mithyājīva, q.v., for a monk, see Wogihara, Lex. 21 ff., hypocrisy, specifically display of behavior designed to stimulate laymen to give gifts: Mahāvyutpatti 2493 °nā; na lapanā na kuhanā kartavyā Śikṣāsamuccaya 131.3; citta-kuhanā, 131.6; 268.3; kāya-, vāk-kuhanā 268.1; °nāṃ lapanāṃ naimit- tikatāṃ naiṣpeṣikatāṃ lābhena lābhaṃ (read lābha-) niścikīrṣutāṃ (the 5 mithyājīva) Bodhisattvabhūmi 168.21—22; a-ku- hanatā a-naiṣpeṣikatā (so read), in a list of virtues, Śikṣāsamuccaya 183.15; na ca pareṣāṃ kuhanārthaṃ dānaṃ dadāti Bodhisattvabhūmi 122.1 (of a Bodhisattva); kuhanārthaṃ, also Bodhisattvabhūmi 234.20; kuhana-lapana-, in lists of vices, Jātakamālā 110.20; Lalitavistara 372.17; Śikṣāsamuccaya 268.6; kuhana-lapana-tayā Kāśyapa Parivarta 123.4; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 17.5 (so read for text °lepana°; prose); kuhana-lapana- (text °lepana)-niṣpeṣaṇaparivarjitasya Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 15.10. Cf. further LaVallée Poussin, Abhidharmakośa iv.165, n. 4; and Pali and Chin. parallels, with general discussion, Wogihara l.c.

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Kūhanā (कूहना).—(so Sanskrit Lex. once; but probably m.c. for Sanskrit kuhanā), trickery: Samādhirājasūtra p. 49 line 22 (verse). Cf. prec.

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

Kuhana (कुहन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Envious. 2. Hypocritical. m.

(-naḥ) 1. A rat. 2. A snake. f.

(-nā) Hypocrisy, assumed and false sanctity, the interested performance of religious austerities. n.

(-naṃ) 1. A small earthen vessel. 2. A glass vessel. E. kuh to surprise, yuc aff.

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Kūhanā (कूहना).—f.

(-nā) Hypocrisy, affectation of religious zeal or austerity: see, kuhanā.

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

1) Kuhana (कुहन):—[from kuh] a mfn. envious, hypocritical, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a mouse, rat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Mahābhārata iii, 15598]

5) Kuhanā (कुहना):—[from kuhana > kuh] (am, ā) f. hypocrisy, assumed and false sanctity, interested performance of religious austerities, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] f. envy, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

7) Kuhana (कुहन):—[from kuh] n. a small earthen vessel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a glass vessel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) b etc. See √kuh.

10) Kūhanā (कूहना):—f. (= kuh) hypocrisy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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