Kurca, Kūrca: 9 definitions

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Kurca means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kurcha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kūrca (कूर्च).—The son of Mīḍhvān and father of Indrasena.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 19.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kūrca (कूर्च).—1 A bunch of any thing, a bundle.

2) A handful of Kuśa grass; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.72.1.

3) A peacock's feather.

4) The beard; आगतमनध्यायकारणं सवि- शेषभूतमद्य जीर्णकूर्चानाम् (āgatamanadhyāyakāraṇaṃ savi- śeṣabhūtamadya jīrṇakūrcānām) Uttararāmacarita 4; or पूरयितव्यमनेन चित्रफलकं लम्ब- कूर्चानां तापसानां कदम्बैः (pūrayitavyamanena citraphalakaṃ lamba- kūrcānāṃ tāpasānāṃ kadambaiḥ) Ś.6.

5) The tip of the thumb and the middle finger brought in contact so as to pinch &c.

6) The upper part of the rose, the part (or hair) between the eye-brows.

7) A brush.

8) Deceit, fraud.

9) Boasting, bragging.

1) Hypocrisy.

-rcaḥ 1 The head.

2) A store-room.

3) A seat of Kuśa grass (kuśāsana); जनको ह वैदेहः कूर्चादुपावसर्पन्नुवाच (janako ha vaidehaḥ kūrcādupāvasarpannuvāca) Bṛ. Up.4.2.1.

Derivable forms: kūrcaḥ (कूर्चः), kūrcam (कूर्चम्).

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

Kūrca (कूर्च).—m. and n. 1. A bunch of grass, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 7816; cf. [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 24, 96. 2. Designation of some puffed up parts of the human body, e. g. the palms and balls of the foot, [Suśruta] 1, 338, 13.

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

Kūrca (कूर्च).—[masculine] [neuter] bundle, bunch, brush; [neuter] beard.

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

1) Kūrca (कूर्च):—m. rarely n. ([gana] ardharcādi) a bunch of anything, bundle of grass, etc. (often used as a seat), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā vii; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) a fan, brush, [Narasiṃha-purāṇa]

3) a handful of Kuśa grass or peacock’s feathers [commentator or commentary] on [Mahābhārata]

4) (n., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) ‘ball, roll’, Name of certain parts of the human body (as the hands, feet, neck, and the membrum virile), [Suśruta]

5) mn. the upper part of the nose (the part between the eyebrows), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) (as, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]; am) the beard, [Kādambarī; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Bhaviṣya-purāṇa, khaṇḍa 1 & 2: bhaviṣya-purāṇa & bhaviṣyottara-purāṇa]

7) (beard of a buck) [commentator or commentary] on [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

8) m. (Prākṛt kucca), [Śakuntalā]

9) mn. the tip of the thumb and middle finger brought in contact so as to pinch etc., [Horace H. Wilson]

10) deceit, fraud, hypocrisy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) false praise, unmerited commendation either of one’s self or another person, boasting, flattery, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) hardness, solidity, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) m. the head, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) a store-room, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) the mystical syllable huṃ, or hrūṃ.

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

Kūrca (कूर्च) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kucca.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kurca in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kūrca (ಕೂರ್ಚ):—

1) [noun] a cluster or tuft of things growing together; a collection of things of the same kind fastened or grouped together or regarded as belonging together; a bunch.

2) [noun] the top part of the body in humans, the apes, etc. or the front part in most other animals; the head.

3) [noun] the space between the eyebrows.

4) [noun] the hair growing on the lower part of a maṇs face and on upper lip; beard and mustache.

5) [noun] any part or extension of a main body or system; a branch; a bifurcation.

6) [noun] the portion of the foot just above the hoof (as in ungulate mammals).

7) [noun] the grass Desmostachya tripinnata of Poaceae family.

8) [noun] 'a device having bristles, hairs or wires fastened into a hard back, with or without a handle attached: brushes are used for cleaning.'9) [noun] a piece of furniture, a plank, mat, etc. used to sit on; a seat.

10) [noun] a peacock’s feather.

11) [noun] the act of cheating; deceit; fraud.

12) [noun] the act of one who boasts; the quality or fact of being vain or excessively proud of oneself or one’s qualities or possessions; self-conceit; vanity.

13) [noun] a pretending to be what one is not or to feel what one does not feel; esp., a pretense of virtue, piety, etc.; hypocrisy.

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