Kunca, aka: Kuñca; 3 Definition(s)


Kunca means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Kuñca, (nt.) (kruñc, cp. Sk. krośati, Pali koñca, Lat. crocio, cornix, corvus; Gr. krw/cw, kraugή; all of crowing noise; from sound-root kṛ, see note on gala) a crowing or trumpeting noise (in compounds only).—kāra cackling (of a hen) ThA. 255; —nāda trumpeting (of an elephant) J. III, 114. (Page 219)

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

kuñcā (कुंचा).—m (kūrcca S A grass-bundle &c., a brush gen.) A brush of peacock's feathers. 2 A brush or broom of the spike-form leaves of the Palm and other trees, of the mōḷa grass, of hog's bristles &c. By some the word is understood of a weaver's brush, painter's brush, and brush gen.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuñcā (कुंचा).—m A brush.

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