Oha: 9 definitions


Oha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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 Oh.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Oha in Congo is the name of a plant defined with Senna alata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia bracteata L.f. (among others).

2) Oha in Ghana is also identified with Eribroma oblongum It has the synonym Sterculia oblonga Mast. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1989)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2007)
· U.S. Dept. Agric. Contr. Nat. Herb. (1903)
· The Gardeners Dictionary
· Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., (1907)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Oha (ओह).—Ved.

1) Bringing, performing; ऋध्यामा त ओहैः (ṛdhyāmā ta ohaiḥ) Ṛgveda 4.1.1.

2) Reaching.

3) Meditation.

4) A vehicle, means; गोरोहेण तौग्र्यो न जिव्रिः (goroheṇa taugryo na jivriḥ) Ṛgveda 1.18.5.

Derivable forms: ohaḥ (ओहः).

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

Oha (ओह).—[masculine] attention, kindness, service, also = ohas.

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

1) Oha (ओह):—m. ([from] √vah, or ā-√vah; [from] √2. ūh, [Boehtlingk & Roth’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch]), a vehicle, means, [Ṛg-veda i, 180, 5]

2) mfn. bringing near, causing to approach, [Ṛg-veda iv, 10, 1]

3) worthy to be approached, excellent, [Ṛg-veda i, 61, 1] ([Sāyaṇa])

4) (attention, consideration, [Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung])

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Oha 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Oha (ओह) [Also spelled oh]:—(int) oh! an exclamation of sorrow or wonder, etc.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Oha (ओह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avatṛ.

2) Oha (ओह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ogha.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ōha (ಓಹ):—[noun] a large gathering of people; a mass of people collected in one place; a throng; a multitude; a collection of number of things or animals, etc.in one place; a heap; a flock.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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