Picu: 12 definitions

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Introduction:

Picu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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 Pichu.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Picu (पिचु):—A unit of Measurement; Synonym of one karsha = 12 g of metric units

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Picu (पिचु) is another name for Kārpāsī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.188-189 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Picu and Kālāñjanī, there are a total of ten Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Picu.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: picu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Picu.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: picu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

picu : (nt.) cotton.

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

1) Picu, 2 (etym. unknown, prob. Non-Aryan) a wild animal, said to be a kind of monkey J. VI, 537. (Page 457)

2) Picu, 1 (cp. Class. Sk. picu) cotton Vin. I, 271; usually in cpds, either as kappāsa° S. V, 284, 443, or tūla° S. V, 284, 351 (T. thula°), 443; J. V, 480 (T. tula°).—paṭala membrane or film of cotton Vism. 445.—manda the Nimb or Neem tree Azadizachta Indica Pv IV. 16 (cp. PvA. 220); the usual P. form is pucimanda (q. v.). (Page 457)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Picu (पिचु).—[pac-u pṛṣo° Tv.]

1) Cotton.

2) A kind of weight, a Karśa (equal to two tolas).

3) A kind of leprosy.

4) A kind of grain.

Derivable forms: picuḥ (पिचुः).

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

Picu (पिचु).—m. 1. Cotton, [Suśruta] 1, 60, 16. 2. The name of an Asura.

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

Picu (पिचु).—[masculine] cotton.

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

1) Picu (पिचु):—m. cotton, [Caraka]

2) Vangueria Spinosa, [Suśruta]

3) a sort of grain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) a Karṣa or weight of 2 Tolas, [Suśruta]

5) a kind of leprosy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Name of Bhairava or of one of his 8 faces, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) of an Asura, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Picu (पिचु):—(cuḥ) 2. m. Cotton; a demon; a weight; a kind of leprosy.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Picu (पिचु):—m.

1) Baumwolle, Watte [Amarakoṣa 2, 9, 106.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 10, 11. 3, 3, 394.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1139.] [Medinīkoṣa c. 7.] [Halāyudha 2, 47.] saṃchādya picunā sitena [Suśruta 1, 60, 16.] ghṛtāktaṃ mūrdhni picuṃ dadyāt [369, 1.] kuryātkalkānpicūṃśca [314, 21.] picuvastrayoranyatareṇa pramṛjya [2, 47, 5. 7, 12. 236, 21.] plota [1, 15, 3. 42, 3. 2, 193, 19.] varti [1, 54, 18.] —

2) eine best. Getraideart (śasyabheda) [VIŚVA im Śabdakalpadruma] —

3) = picuka Vangueria spinosa [Suśruta 1, 213, 18.] —

4) ein best. Maass, = karṣa [Medinīkoṣa] [Suśruta 2, 496, 10.] —

5) = kuṣṭhabheda [Medinīkoṣa] eine Art Aussatz [Wilson’s Wörterbuch] —

6) Nomen proprium eines Asura [Medinīkoṣa] —

7) Bhairava [VIŚVA im Śabdakalpadruma] eines der 8 Gesichter des Bh. [WILSON] nach ders. Aut. — Vgl. tūlapicu .

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Picu (पिचु):—

4) [Śārṅgadhara SAṂH.1,1,17.] [Oxforder Handschriften 307,b,4.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Picu (पिचु):—m.

1) Baumwolle , Watte [Carakasaṃhitā 4,8.] —

2) Vangueria spinosa.

3) *eine best. Getraideart.

4) ein best. Maass.

5) *eine Art Aussatz.

6) *Beiname Bhairava's. —

7) *Nomen proprium eines Asura.

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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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